New leadership for Kentucky businesses
By Karen Baird
Steve Jones has been promoted to the partner group for Blue & Co. LLC, a regional public accounting firm headquartered in Indiana. Jones works out of the firm’s Louisville office.
Daniel King has been promoted to shareholder at the Lexington firm of Switzer, McGaughey and Co. The firm is now conducting business as Switzer, McGaughey & King.
Lindy Karns, CPA; Kent Pleasants, CPA; and John Copeland, CPA have joined the Lexington office of Blue & Co. as directors and principals with the firm.
Tim Snavely has been named as regional managing partner for BKD LLP’s east region, which encompasses Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. David Tate succeeds Snavely as managing partner of BKD’s Kentucky-Southern Indiana practice.
Jeff Anderson has joined Meridian-Chiles in Lexington as vice president of sales.
John Birnsteel has joined Louisville-based Doe-Anderson as chief operating officer.
Tim Campbell has joined Group CJ in Lexington as head of the marketing firm’s digital division.
Roger Campbell has been named vice president of the Louisville firm of Luckett & Farley. He succeeds Gail Miller, who has retired.
Roxi Witt, general manager of Owensboro’s RiverPark Center, has been promoted to executive director.
James B. Braden has been appointed chief administrative officer of Kentucky Bank.
Jim Elliott has been named director of wealth management for Kentucky Bank. Elliott succeeds Clark Nyberg, who has announced his intent to retire in March.
First Citizens Bank in Elizabethtown has announced the following promotions: Kimberly Baugh Douglas – vice president; Denesa G. Embry – vice president; and Melissa J. Lamont – vice president of operations. Aleksandr (Sasha) Trelesnik has joined the company as vice president of software development.
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary has announced the following appointments: Patrick Cecil – vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer; Linda Medley – vice president for institutional advancement; and Sally Pendleton – senior director of development for institutional advancement.
Carissa Schutzman has been named dean of workforce solutions for Gateway Community and Technical College.
Craig H. Blakely has been named dean of the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Services.
Charles “Todd” Mercer has joined Merrill Lynch in Louisville as senior vice president. Marguerite Rowland and Dowell Ryan have joined the company as vice presidents.
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has announced the following appointment to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government: Sally Hamilton – chief administrative officer; Richard Moloney – commissioner of the Department of Environment Quality and Public Works; Geoff Reed – commissioner of General Services; Bill O’Mara – director of the Division of Revenue; and Glenn Brown – deputy chief administrative officer.
Becky Lamb has joined University of Louisville Physicians as vice president of contracting.
Tim Huval has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Louisville-based Humana. John Sinclair has joined the company as president of Humana-Ohio.
Elizabeth W. McKune, Ed.D. has been named as the new director of behavioral health for Passport Health Plan, a nonprofit Medicaid health plan based in Louisville.
Sharon Gold, Sara Veeneman and Matthew Williams have been elected partners in the firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. Gold practices in the firm’s Lexington office. Veeneman and Williams practice in the Louisville office.
Frost Brown Todd has announced the appointment of four new members in its Louisville office: Nathan L. Berger, Joseph B. Miller, D. Christopher Robinson and Laquita S. Wornor.
Ronna Corrente has been named general manager of WDKY-TV (FOX 56) in Lexington.
Bill Waham has been named as Lexington-based NetGain Technologies’ general manager and senior vice president of sales for the Cincinnati area.
Cleo Battle has been named executive vice president for the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Craig King has been named president of Nicholasville-based R. J. Corman Railroad Group LLC.
Blue Grass Energy has announced the following appointments: Barry Drury – vice president, energy solutions; Robert Farmer – vice president, operations; and Carol Higdon – vice president, member services.
Paul Campbell has been named manager of service parts and logistics for Link-Belt.
Keith Reese has been named general manager of the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.
Gregory J. Lampert has been appointed to lead Highland Heights-based General Cable’s operations in the Americas, which includes Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central/South America.
■ Yetta Young has stepped down from the position of executive director of The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center in Lexington. Rasheedah El-Amin has been named acting director of the theater.
■ Matthew Clift has announced his plans to retire as executive vice president of global operations for Lexington-based TempurPedic International Inc. Clift will continue in the position until the transition to a successor is complete.
■ Robert Birman has stepped down from his position as chief executive officer of the Louisville Orchestra.
■ Justice Wil Schroder has retired from the Supreme Court of Kentucky after 29 years of judicial service.
■ Harry Kletter, chief executive officer of Louisville-based Industrial Services of America Inc., has announced that he will retire in May.
■ Nathan Mick has resigned as economic development director for Garrard County to accept a position as vice president with a technology-based international economic development company in New York that focuses on site selection.
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