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December 28, 2012
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Commerce Lexington announces 2013 board of directors

Danny Murphy to lead 2013 board; Ken Sagan selected chair-elect

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 28, 2012) — Commerce Lexington Inc. on Thursday announced the members of its executive board and board of directors for 2013. The board of directors is instrumental in the success of the organization as it works toward its mission “to represent our members, creating the environment and opportunity for economic prosperity and quality living in Central Kentucky,” Commerce Lexington said.

Danny Murphy is chair of Commerce Lexington’s 2013 Board of Directors.

Leading the 2013 Board of Directors is Danny Murphy, assistant dean of administration and community engagement for the University of Kentucky College of Law. Ken Sagan, who is chairman at Stites and Harbison PLLC, has been selected as chair-elect and will guide the Board in 2014. Both have been involved in Commerce Lexington in a variety of roles in previous years.

2013 Commerce Lexington Inc. Executive Board:

Danny Murphy, 2013 Chairman of the Board — Assistant Dean of Administration & Community Engagement, University of Kentucky College of Law;
Kevin Atkins, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Representative — Chief Development Officer, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government;
Carla Blanton, Vice Chair, Public Policy — Owner, Carla Blanton Consulting
Laura Boison, Treasurer — Market President, U.S. Bank;
Larry Forester, Vice Chair, Community & Minority Business Development — Commercial Loan Officer, VP, Community Trust Bank;
David Freibert, At-Large Representative — Director, External Affairs, Kentucky Utilities Co.
James Hardin, Vice Chair, Business & Education Network — Career & Technical Education, Fayette County Public Schools
Karen Hill, At-Large Representative — COO/Chief Nurse, Central Baptist Hospital
Jeri Isbell, Immediate Past Chair — Vice President, Human Resources, Lexmark International Inc.
John Mahan, Regional & Agricultural Representative — Owner, Mahan Farms
Taft McKinstry, General Counsel — Managing Member, Fowler Bell
Herb Miller, Vice Chair, Leadership Development — President, Columbia Gas of Kentucky
Robert L. Quick, CCE, Board Secretary — President & CEO, Commerce Lexington Inc.
Ken Sagan, Chair-Elect — Chairman, Stites & Harbison PLLC
Dave Sevigny, Vice Chair, Membership & Marketing — Owner, DMD Data Systems
Darby Turner, Vice Chair, Economic Development — Member, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Danette Wilder, Business & Education Network At-Large Representative — Director/Owner, SealingLife Technology
Nancy Wiser, Vice Chair, Communications — President, Wiser Strategies

2013 Commerce Lexington Inc. Board of Directors:

Roszalyn M. Akins, Director, Black Males Working Academy, First Baptist Church Bracktown;
Mike Ash, City President, Fifth Third Bank;
Tucker Ballinger, President, Forcht Bank;
Shelia Bayes, Owner, Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers;
David Blackwell, Dean, University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business & Economics;
Al Blevins, President, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors;
Jim Browder, President & CEO, Lexington Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Dr. Eli Capilouto, President, University of Kentucky;
Laura D’Angelo, Partner, Dinsmore;
Greg Dixon, General Manager, Baker Iron & Metal Co. Inc.;
Bill Farmer Jr., President & CEO, United Way of the Bluegrass;
Eric Frankl, Executive Director, Blue Grass Airport;
James Frazier III, Managing Member, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland PLLC;
Vince Gabbert, VP, COO, Keeneland Association;
Linda Gorton, Vice-Mayor, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government;
Honorable Jim Gray, Mayor, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government;
Steve Grossman, Senior Vice President, J.J.B. Hilliard, W. L. Lyons LLC;
Paula Hanson, Partner, Dean, Dorton, Allen, Ford PSC;
Tom Harris, VP, University Relations, University of Kentucky;
Connie Harvey, EVP & Group President, Healthcare, Finance, Insurance, Xerox;
Don Hellmann, President, Chase / J.P. Morgan;
Bo Henry, Market President, Republic Bank & Trust Co.;
Dr. Augusta A. Julian, College President & CEO, Bluegrass Community & Technical College;
Mark Manuel, VP for Workforce & Institutional Development, Bluegrass Community & Technical College;
Heidi Matheys, VP, Global Brands, Ashland Inc.;
Ann McBrayer, Owner, Kentucky Eagle Inc.;
Eli Mertens, Publisher, TravelHost of the Bluegrass;
Gregory C. Mullins, Director, Blue & Co. LLC;
Cheryl Norton, President, Kentucky American Water;
Porter “P.G.” Peeples Sr., President & CEO, Urban League of Lexington;
Mike Price, GM – Human Resources, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc.;
Robert G. Riggs, Owner, Riggs Sales Service Inc.;
Warren Rogers, President, W. Rogers Co.;
Tom Shelton, Superintendent, Fayette County Public Schools;
Marcus Simpson, IT Consultant, Integrity IT;
David Smith, Member, Stoll Keenon Odgen PLLC;
Scott R. Smith, Senior Consultant, Smith Management Group;
Howard Stovall, Owner, Signs Now;
Nick Such, Partner, Awesome Inc.;
Harold Tate, Owner, Urban Toolbox Inc.;
Lisa Underwood, Partner, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP;
George Ward, Executive Director, University of Kentucky Coldstream Research Campus;
Yajaira Aich West, Vice President, Client & Community Relations Director, PNC;
Dr. Owen Williams, President, Transylvania University.

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