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Corporate Moves: Jan. 2019

New leadership for Kentucky businesses

By LaneReport.com staff


Mitchel Denham has joined DBL Law as a partner in the firm’s Louisville office.

Andrew Pellino has joined DBL Law as a partner in the firm’s civil litigation practice group in Louisville.

Mike Quinn has joined Fortune Realty, a commercial real estate firm in Lexington, as a commercial broker.


T. Clay Stinnett has been named chief financial officer of Louisville-based Stock Yards Bancorp and Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co., effective May 1, 2019. Stinnett will succeed Nancy B. Davis, who is retiring from the company on April 30. Michael B. Newton has joined the company as senior vice president and principal accounting officer.


Juva Barber has been named executive vice president of the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville.


■ The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corp. has hired Brittaney Johnson as president and chief executive officer.


Courtney Collins has been named director of parking and transportation services at Eastern Kentucky University.

Tomarra Adams has been named dean of undergraduate education at Spalding University. 

Judith Daar has been named dean of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.


Blain Shortreed has been named chief operating officer for Louisville-based Long John Silver’s.

Dave Crowley has rejoined Lexington-based A&W Restaurants as director of franchise recruitment. Crowley worked with A&W between 1997 and 2010 in various development positions. 

Gabe Isaac has been appointed general manager of the 21c Museum Hotel Lexington.

Barry Kuhnke has been named general manager of the Lexington Marriott City Center and Residence Inn Lexington City Center.


Raymond DeBolt has been named commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice.

Kenneth Churchill Imes has been named county judge/executive of Calloway County.


Dr. Tom Hustead has been named medical director of the HMH Medical Group in Elizabethtown.

Karen Venis has been named chief executive officer and executive director of Sayre Christian Village in Lexington.

■ Dr. Vishal Agrawal has been named chief strategy and corporate development officer for Louisville-based Humana Inc. Agrawal succeeds Christopher Hunter, who has assumed leadership responsibility for the company’s group, specialty and military lines of business.


Chris Lau has joined Louisville-based DPL Financial Partners as chief distribution officer.


Trevor Nichols, Thomas “Neal” Morris, Anne-Tyler Morgan and Peter Rosene have joined the Lexington office of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland. 

Michael J. Lacourse and Andrew K.N. Williams have joined Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney PLLC.


■ Kentucky Venues, which operates the Kentucky Exposition Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, has announced the following promotions: Linda Edwards – executive director of business development and marketing; Kevin McCoy – executive director of facility planning and management; and Shawn Hensler – executive director of public safety and security.


Patrick Lee has been promoted to chief financial officer for Louisville-based PharmaCord LLC.

Adam Townsend has been named chief commercial officer for Louisville-based Apellis Pharmaceuticals Inc.


Covington-based CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services has promoted Günter Stetter to vice president, global regulatory affairs study start up.


■ Louisville-based Waystar has announced the following additions to its executive leadership team: Tad Kendall – chief sales officer; Jeff Hurst – executive vice president of client success team; Peter J. Siavelis – senior vice president of health systems and hospitals; and Tracey Weinberg – senior vice president of marketing.


David Reingold has joined Louisville-based Malone Workforce Solutions as executive vice president of staffing solutions.

John Duffy has been named president of RJE Business Interiors’ Kentucky business. The Indianapolis-based company has offices in both Louisville and Lexington.

Jonathan Shell has been named director of state initiatives for Pegasus Institute, a Louisville-based research organization that focuses on state and local policies.


Rich Geruson has resigned as president, CEO and director of Lexington-based Lexmark International Inc.

Charlie Powell, president of Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville, has left to accept the position of chief operating officer at 21st Century Oncology in Fort Myers, Fla.

J. Barry Barker has retired as executive director of the Transit Authority of River City (TARK) in Louisville.