David Tatman has been named executive director of the newly formed Kentucky Auto Industry Association, an organization focused on elevating the state’s position as a global leader in the automotive industry. Tatman recently retired as general manager of General Motors’ Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green.
Erin Serrate has been promoted to vice president of Community Trust and Investment Co. in Lexington.
Angie Ahlswede has joined First Citizens Bank in Radcliff as vice president and branch manager. Jane McCorkle has been promoted to assistant vice president at the bank’s West Dixie Avenue location in Elizabethtown. Sandy Tinnell has joined First Citizens’ North Bullitt office as assistant vice president and branch administrator.
Lexington-based Central Bank has announced the following appointments: Beth Lakes – vice president, risk management officer; Robin Oliver – senior vice president, financial planning; Justin Whipple, vice president, employee benefits officer; Brenda Oaks – assistant vice president, Internet banking; and Julie Szymanski – vice president, special assets.
Peggy Casey has joined Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp. (Tri-ED) as vice president, marketing and information/office projects.
Sarah Davasher-Wisdom has joined Greater Louisville Inc. as vice president of government affairs and collaboration.
Greg Jones has been hired as executive director of the Russell County Industrial Development Authority. Jones previously served as executive director of the Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corp.
Mary S. Vosevich has been appointed vice president for facilities management at the University of Kentucky.
Joy Anderson Asher has been named director of career services at Centre College.
Michele Gaither Sparks has been named vice president of marketing and communications for Transylvania University. Sparks comes to Transylvania from the University of Kentucky, where she served as director of marketing communications for the Gatton College of Business and Economics.
Craig McClain has been named associate vice president for health affairs/research at the University of Louisville.
The University of Louisville has named Deborah Dietzler associate vice president for alumni relations and annual giving and executive director for the university’s alumni association.
Ashton Potter Wright has been named to serve as Lexington’s local food coordinator, a new position charged with improving connections between Central Kentucky farmers and consumers.
Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government has announced the following appointments: Ted Smith – chief of civic innovation; Kellie Watson – general counsel for legal matters, main liaison to the Metro Council; Sherri Toohey-Taylor – director of human resources; Jason Ballard – director of metro technology services; and Jeff Brown – assistant director for streets and roads operations, public works department.
Randall (Randy) Combs has been named chief financial officer for Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health Inc.
The University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics has appointed Gerald B. Lee to head its division of allergy and immunology. Kupper A. Wintergerst has been named chief of the division of pediatric endocrinology.
Douglas M. Stoss has joined Louisville-based Humana Inc. as vice president of federal affairs.
Troy May has been appointed chief information officer for Passport Health Plan.
Chad Pendleton has been appointed executive director of the Humana Medicaid Plan in Kentucky.
WellCare Health Plans Inc. has named Kelly Munson region president for the Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee region.
Stites & Harbison PLLC has expanded its intellectual property and technology practice with the addition of registered patent partners Kelly Hollowell and Justin McNaughton.
Jason Gentner has been named executive vice president of operations for Lexington-based BC Wood Properties.
Christopher S. Perry has been named president and chief executive officer of the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives and United Utility Supply Cooperative. Perry previously served as CEO of Fleming-Mason Energy Cooperative in Flemingsburg.
Louisville-based gas and convenience retailer Thornton’s Inc. has announced that Chief Operating Officer Tony Harris will assume the role of president in October. Current President and CEO Matt Thornton will continue as CEO. Chief People Officer Mike Woerner will take over as chief operating officer in October.
Lexington-based Tempur Sealy International Inc. has promoted Barry Hytinen to executive vice president, corporate development and finance.
Linda Edwards has been named vice president and general manager of the Kentucky International Convention Center. Edwards previously served as vice president of sales and marketing for KICC.
Clarence Wyatt, Pottinger professor of history, chief planning officer and special assistant to the president of Centre College, has been named president of Monmouth College in Illinois.
W.F. Bill Dempsey, president and chief operating officer of Nicholasville-based Sargent and Greenleaf Inc., has announced plans to retire from his position as in October.