On the Boards: Feb. 2019

Kentuckians named to organizational leadership roles

AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION

Luther Deaton Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Lexington-based Central Bank, has been named treasurer of the American Bankers Association.

BANK OF THE BLUEGRASS

Tom Watts has been elected to the board of directors of Lexington-based Bank of the Bluegrass. Watts is president and chief executive officer of Lexington-based Exceptional Living Centers.

COMMONWEALTH COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

David Allgood, Paul Hitchcock, Michele Williams, Mark Rothel and Jennifer Ulbricht have been appointed to the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities. Allgood, of Louisville, is director of advocacy for the Center for Accessible Living. Hitchcock, of Morehead, is a public radio general manager for Morehead State University. Williams, of Leitchfield, is a family peer support specialist for Communicare. Rothel, of Lexington, is an advocate for individuals with disabilities. Ulbricht, of Paducah, is a community living support worker for Easter Seals of West Kentucky.

GATEWAY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Julie Ann Smith-Morrow has been named chair of the board of directors at Gateway Community and Technical College in Florence. Smith-Morrow, of Newport, is vice chair of the Newport Independent School System Board of Education. Erik Hermes will serve as vice chair and Charles L. Session Jr. as secretary.

HEALTH ENTERPRISES NETWORK

David Henley has been named chairman of the board for Louisville-based Health Enterprises Network. Henley is vice president and chief compliance officer for Louisville-based Passport Health Plan. Michael Bryant and Richmond Simpson have also been elected to the board. Bryant is executive vice president and chief administration officer for Trilogy Health Services in Louisville. Simpson is president and CEO of Vimarc, a Louisville advertising agency.

HIGHER LEARNING ADVOCATES CHAMPIONS NETWORK

Aaron Thompson has been appointed to the Higher Learning Advocates Champions Network, a group devoted to improving quality, outcomes and affordability in postsecondary education. Thompson is president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER EDITORS

Deborah T. Givens has been elected vice president of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. Givens is chair of the Department of Communications at Eastern Kentucky University.

KENTUCKY BICYCLE AND BIKEWAY COMMISSION

Vincent Carman and James Kent Morrison have been appointed as members of the Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission. Carman, of Radcliff, is an information technology specialist. Morrison, of Ashland, is a food broker.

KENTUCKY BLACK CAUCUS OF LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS

■ The Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials has inducted its new slate of officers for 2018-2019. President – Sindicat Dunn, Burgin; First Vice President – Kecia Copeland, Bardstown; Second Vice President – James Brown, Lexington; Secretary – Joanne Kendall, Owensboro; Recording Secretary – Maureen “Cookie” Henson, Manchester; Treasurer – Pamela Smith-Wright, Owensboro; Immediate Past President – Stan Homes, Radcliff; Sergeant of Arms – Jeannette Stephens, Radcliff.

KENTUCKY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

W. Blaine Early III has been named chair of the energy and environment council for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Early is a partner with the law firm of Stites & Harbison in Lexington.

KENTUCKY EXECUTIVE BRANCH ETHICS COMMISSION

Kyle M. Winslow has been appointed as a member of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. Winslow, of Erlanger, is an attorney.

KENTUCKY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS BOARD

Karen C. Harbin has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Financial Institutions Board. Harbin, of Frankfort, is president and chief executive officer of Commonwealth Credit Union.

KENTUCKY FISH AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION

Ralph Edward Swallows has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission. Swallows, of Louisville, is a financial advisor with Kentucky Financial Group Inc.

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK COMMISSION

Price Headley Bell Jr. has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission. Bell, of Lexington, is a bloodstock consultant.

KENTUCKY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FUNDING COMMISSION

Timothy Densler has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Funding Commission. Densler, of Louisville, is the chief financial officer of Walker Mechanical Contractors Inc.

KENTUCKY REAL ESTATE COMMISSION

Steve K. Cline has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Real Estate Commission. Cline, of Bowling Green, is a realtor.

KENTUCKY STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE

Caren L. Daniels, Angela T. Dearinger and David W. Wallace have been appointed to the Kentucky State Board of Medical Licensure. Daniels, of Morehead, is an emergency physician and St. Claire Regional’s first associate chief medical officer for hospital-based care. Dearinger, of Versailles, is a physician and is currently the assistant dean of accreditation in graduate medical education at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, the associate chief of staff of education at the Lexington VA Medical Center, and an associate professor for the Department of Internal Medicine at the UK College of Medicine.  Wallace, of Shelbyville, is a family physician and currently works as a family physician and AEHR physician champion for KentuckyOne Health Medical Group.

MIDWAY  UNIVERSITY

Dr. Everett “EJ” Horn, Felicia S. Quigg and Herbert A. Miller Jr. have been named to the board of trustees at Midway University. Horn practices medicine in Frankfort, Lawrenceburg and Versailles and is the chief medical officer for Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Quigg, of Versailles, is head of the Richmond Baking Co. and vice president of Family Pride, the human resources arm of Richmond Baking Co. Miller, of Lexington, is president and chief operating officer of Columbia Gas of Kentucky.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICINE

■ Dr. Susan Stone has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, an organization that addresses critical issues in health, science, medicine, and related policy. Stone is president of Frontier Nursing University.

WORLD TRADE CENTER KENTUCKY

Erran Persley has been appointed to the board of directors of the World Trade Center Kentucky. Persley is executive director of international affairs and business development for the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

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