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Corporate Moves: March 2019

New leadership for Kentucky businesses

By LaneReport.com


Chris Boaz has been named vice president commercial lender, secondary market mortgage and consumer lending manager for Lexington-based Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co.

Jason Marshall has joined Lexington-based Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co. as a universal banker at the bank’s Southland Drive location.


EOP Architects has promoted Ben Simmons, Daniel Ware and Kevin Gough to principal. Simmons is located at the firm’s Louisville office; Ware and Gough are in the Lexington office.


Jeffrey S. Thomison has joined Common-wealth Trust and Invest-ment Co.’s wealth and trust management team as vice president, senior equity manager and strategist. Roger Smith has joined the team as vice president, investment sales officer.

Chris Johnson has been promoted to senior vice president, credit analysis manager for Community Trust Bank in Pikeville.

Cathy Himes has been promoted to senior vice president, mortgage lending for Lexington-based Central Bank.


Transylvania University has named Steve Angelucci as vice president for campaign initiatives.

Debbie Namugayi has been named Eastern Kentucky University’s sustainability manager, in charge of energy and climate, recycling, waste management and other sustainable initiatives on campus.

Jim Flynn has been named executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, effective July 1, 2019. Flynn has served as superintendent of the Simpson County school system for 16 years.

Jess Calohan has been named director of Frontier Nursing University’s psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner program. Irma Jordan has been named clinical director of the program.

M. Rehan Khan has joined the University of Louisville as vice provost and chief information officer.


Simon Richards has been named chief executive officer for Louisville-based Thorntons.


Jessica Green has joined the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) as senior director of finance and administration.


Louisville-based Papa John’s International has appointed Marvin Boakye as its first chief people officer.

Conor O’Driscoll has been named master distiller for Heaven Hill Distillery.

Paul Martino has been promoted to president of Lexington-based A&W. Dave Crowley has joined the company has director of franchise recruitment.

David Gibbs has been named president and chief operating officer of Louisville-based Yum! Brands.


Rich Storm has been appointed commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.


Dr. Shari Meyerson has joined UK HealthCare as chief of thoracic surgery.

Steven Sabian has been named chief operating officer of Louisville-based SentryHealth.


Jay Slatton has been named director of preneed development for Louisville-based Investors Heritage Life Insurance Co.

■ Passport Health Plan has promoted Carl Felix to president and chief operating officer.

■ Dr. William Shrank has been named chief medical officer for Louisville-based Humana Inc. Joseph Ventura has been appointed general counsel, succeeding Christopher Todoroff, who is retiring.


Bonita Black and Justin Walker have been named partner in the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl. Both work in the firm’s Louisville office.


Lorri Erhardt has been named vice president of global clinical monitoring for CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services in Covington.


Brian Lower has been named chief financial officer for Lucina Health, a Louisville-based women’s maternity analytics platform.


Rick DuBose has been appointed executive director of the Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park.


Jasmine Mungo has been appointed manager, customer accounts for Kentucky American Water.

Elaine Chambers has been named director, rates and regulatory for American Water’s Southeast division, which includes Kentucky and Tennessee American Water.


Scott Sewell has been appointed president and CEO of Charah Solutions Inc., a Louisville company that provides environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry.

Aimee Jewell has joined the Leadership Louisville Center as the center’s engagement specialist.

Robyn David Sekula has been promoted to vice president of communications and marketing for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation.


Bill Farmer has announced that he will retire later this year as president and CEO of United Way of the Bluegrass.

Michael Keyes has resigned as president of Brown-Forman’s North America region to become president and CEO of New Jersey-based Proximo Spirits Inc.