On the Boards: Dec. 2018

Kentuckians named to organizational leadership roles

AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION

The American Advertising Federation – Louisville has announced its officers and executive committee for the 2018-2019 board of directors: President – Chris Nation, RunSwitch PR; First Vice President – Kelley Kerger, Brown-Forman; Treasurer – Gary Gerdemann, RunSwitch PR; Chairman of the Board – Karen Weaver, Athens Paper; Immediate Past Chair – Meredith Wilkins, Red7e; Vice President of Membership – Kristin Brady, GE Appliances; Vice President of Communications – Eric Gurevich, Fund for the Arts; Vice President of Government and Industry Relations – Jonathon Bartley, Vidionix; Vice President of American Advertising Awards – Blair Klayko, Kindred  Healthcare; Vice President of Public Service – Kat Gentner, Katalyst Creative; Vice President of Education – Elizabeth Kitterman, GE Appliances; Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion – Jenna Morales, Fieldtrip; Vice President of Programs – TJ White, USAToday Network; and President of Ad2Louisville – Lauren Burdette, Bandy Carroll Hellige.

ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Clint Pinion, assistant professor of environmental health science at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named president of the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs.

FAYETTE ALLIANCE

■ Fayette Alliance, a Lexington-Fayette County land-use advocacy organization, has named Elisa Bruce to their board of directors. Bruce is director of home ownership education and counseling at REACH Inc.

HARDIN MEMORIAL HEALTH FOUNDATION

Meade County businesswoman and community leader Tara Powers has been named to the board of directors of Hardin Memorial Health Foundation. Powers is co-founder of Powers Paper Co.

KENTUCKY BOARD OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

William C. Haugh, Timothy G. Price, Adrienne Shelby Bryant, David Webb and James H. Lee have been appointed as members of the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services. Haugh is CEO of Georgetown Community Hospital. Price, of Fisherville, is a physician. Bryant, of Sandgap, is an EMT-B for Jackson County EMS. Webb, of Madisonville, is a program director for AirEvac Lifeteam. Lee, of Glasgow, is executive vice president of marketing and support services for TJ Regional Health.

KENTUCKY BOARD OF PODIATRY

Keith Wellington Myrik, a Louisville physician, has been appointed to the State Board of Podiatry.

KENTUCKY BOXING AND WRESTING COMMISSION

Michael Leathers Keck has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Boxing and Wresting Commission. Keck, of Science Hill, is vice president of Five Talents Financial Group.

KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

The Kentucky College of Art and Design (KyCAD) has named Louisville business leaders Tracey W. Johnson, Juliet Gray and William Fisher Jr. to its board of directors. Johnson is the senior multicultural marketing manager for Brown-Forman Corp. Gray is a software consultant for Re:Mind and the owner of ThoughtShaping: Louisville. Fisher is president of Omega Consulting and recently retired as vice president of integrated operations for DuPont Performance Materials.

KENTUCKY LAW ENFORCEMENT COUNCIL

Shane Doyle and Sherry Walters have been appointed as members of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council. Doyle, of Smiths Grove, is a sheriff. Walters, of Hebron, is retired.

MINE SAFETY REVIEW COMMISSION

Jeff A. Woods has been appointed to the Mine Safety Review Commission. Woods is an attorney with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs and a member of the firm’s Natural Resources and Environmental Service team.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

■ The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has announced its officers for 2018-2019: Chairman – Jim Parsons, Keating Muething & Klekamp; Chair-elect – Dan Cahill, Horan; Immediate Past Chair – Rhonda Whitaker, Duke Energy; Treasurer – Jason Payne, Republic Bank; Secretary – Geralyn Isler, Business Benefits Insurance Solutions. Serving in vice-chair roles are: Public Affairs – John Nienaber, Heritage Bank; Membership – Shelley Funk-Frommeyer, FFR Wealth Team; Women’s Initiative – Wonda Winkler, Brighton Center; Workforce – Dustin DiChiara, Chick-fil-A; Leadership Advisory Council – Jeff Rosenstiel, Graydon; Business Growth and International Trade – Ryan Heitkamp, Armor. Serving on the executive committee are: Garren Colvin, St. Elizabeth Healthcare; Mark Exterkamp, BB&T; John Hawkins, Pathfinder/MPI Consulting; Patrick Hughes, DBL Law; and Jay Wuest, PNC Bank.    

SECURITIES INDUSTRY AND FINANCIAL MARKETS ASSOCIATION

James R. Allen has been named chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, a leading trade association for broker-dealers, investment banks and asset managers. Allen is chairman and chief executive officer of Louisville-based Hilliard Lyons.

SOCIETY OF RESEARCH ADMINISTRATORS INTERNATIONAL

Kim C. Carter has been elected president of the Society of Research Administrators International. Carter is executive director of the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration and associate director of the University of Kentucky Research Foundation.

SPALDING UNIVERSITY

James G. Rissler has been named chair of the Spalding University board of trustees. Rissler is president and CEO of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Investment and Loan Program. New trustees named to the board include: Mark B. Carter, chief executive officer of Passport Health Plan; Christe S. Coe, a nurse practitioner who is a former member of the Kentucky Board of Nursing and Spalding’s 2018 Alumna of the Year; Pattie Dillon, faculty trustee, chair of the Spalding School of Liberal Studies and associate professor of history; Roger McClendon, who recently retired as chief sustainability officer at Yum! Brands; and Eric Schwartz, chief investment officer for Schulte Hospitality Group.

STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

Dwight Sears, Joshua Givens Branscum, Sherry Rene Whitehouse and Albert B. Chandler III have been appointed to the State Board of Elections. Sears, of Somerset, is the founder and owner of Silent Guard Security, Inc. Branscum, of Russell Springs, is executive vice president of Branscum Construction Co. Inc. Whitehouse, of Brooks, is owner of Whitehouse Solutions LLC. Chandler, of Versailles, is an attorney and executive director of the Kentucky Humanities Council. Sears and Branscum will represent the Republic Party of Kentucky. Whitehouse and Chandler will represent the Democratic Party of Kentucky.

UNITED WAY OF THE BLUEGRASS

United Way of the Bluegrass has named retired Lexmark Chairman and CEO Paul Rooke as chairman of its board of directors, succeeding Bill Wilson. Valerie Marshall, vice president and wealth management adviser for Fifth Third Bank, has been named chair-elect. New board members include: Alethea Bernard, community volunteer; Sarah Bosso, Robert Half; Cam Freeman, Old National Bank; Bob Kain, Jack Kain Ford; Don Tharpe, Ashley Rountree; Sharon Votaw, Lexmark; and Frank Voss, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

Kevin L. Fuqua and Dr. Fred A. Williams have been appointed as members of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees. Fuqua, of Peewee Valley, is a certified public accountant and leads a 140-member tax services department team for MCM CPAs and Advisors. Williams, of Louisville, is a physician with KentuckyOne Health Medical Group.

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