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Corporate Moves: Nov. 2018

New leadership for Kentucky businesses

By Lane Report staff


David Parks has been named to lead Dean Dorton Wealth Management.


■ Fifth Third Bank has announced the following appointments: Mark Raque – senior vice president, managing director; Leslie Hale – vice president, director of private banking; Adam Hall – community economic development manager for Louisville, Lexington and western Kentucky communities; and Wesley J. Simpson – vice president and retail manager, Greater Louisville.

Central Bank has promoted Donald Benzinger to senior vice president, commercial lending in Northern Kentucky.


Kristina Joyce has been named director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center.


Nicholasville-based ACE Consulting Co. has promoted Matt Ellis to vice president of global operations for pre-construction and field staffing.


Liliana Gomez de Coss has been named director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at Eastern Kentucky University.

Murray State University has named Brian Canerdy as director of development for the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and for university special projects.

Tim Culver has joined Midway University as vice president of advancement.

■ Spalding University has announced the following appointments: Tomarra Adams – dean of undergraduate education; Shannon Cambron – chair, Spalding School of Social Work; Stacy Deck – program director, bachelor of science in social work program; Pamela Elzy – program director, doctor of nursing practice program; Deborah Whistler – program director, bachelor of fine arts in studio art program; and Frederick Williams – program director, criminal justice studies.


■ Covington-based Financial Design Group has named Todd Leary as managing director of the company’s Greater Cincinnati operations.

Matthew Brewsaugh has joined Lexington-based Ross, Sinclaire & Associates LLC as wealth manager of the firm’s Lexington office.


Victoria MacRae-Samuels has been named senior director of global quality for Beam Suntory, the parent company of Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam, among others. 

Greg David has been named director of distillation at Jim Beam’s Clermont and Boston, Ky., plants. Davis previously served as master distiller at Maker’s Mark.

Denny Potter has rejoined Maker’s Mark as master distiller and general manager.

Louisville-based Yum! Brands Inc. has promoted Tony Lowings to KFC Division chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2019.


Wayne Lewis has been named commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education. Lewis has been serving as interim commissioner of the department since April 2018.


Brian Barnes has joined Louisville-based BrightSpring Health Services (formerly ResCare) as chief information officer. Malissia Pendleton has been named chief learning officer.

Dr. Jody Prather has been named chief strategy officer for Baptist Health.

■ LifePoint Health has promoted William Haugh to marketing president of Central Kentucky. Haugh previously served as chief executive officer of Georgetown Community Hospital.

Brian Roe has joined Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates as chief clinical officer.


Mark Hardy has been named talent acquisition manager for Louisville-based Integrity HR.


Jeff Borkowski has been named chief executive officer of ClearPath Mutual Insurance Co., a Louisville company formed following the reorganization of KESA, The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Fund, a self-insured workers’ compensation fund.


Gary Lewis has been named chief of the University of Louisville police department. Kenny Brown, who has served as interim chief since the May 2017 retirement of Wayne Hall, has returned to his position as assistant chief.


Timothy A. Schenk has joined Wyatt Tarrant & Combs’ Louisville office, where his practice will focus on loan workouts, banking regulatory compliance and governance, and commercial litigation.


Lisa Jessie has been named controller for Louisville-based C2 Strategic Communications.


Gui Cozzi has joined Dean Dorton Technology, where he will lead the company’s new cybersecurity team.


Kevin Moore has been named general manager of the Kentucky Exposition Center.


■ Kentucky American Water has appointed Jason Case as production supervisor for the company’s northern division, based in Owenton, Ky.


Brittani Cushman has been promoted to senior vice president of external affairs for Louisville-based tobacco company Turning Point Brands Inc.