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Corporate Moves: April 2019

New leadership for Kentucky businesses

By LaneReport.com staff


William H. (Bill) Brammell Jr. has been named partner in the Louisville office of DBL Law, where he primarily practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense.

Robert (Bob) Hoffer has been named managing partner for DBL Law. He succeeds James Dressman III, who held the position from 2012 through February 2019.


Robert Massey has been named chief executive officer of the Louisville orchestra.

Christine Johnson-Duell has been appointed director of development for the Kentucky Opera.

Robert Barry Fleming has been named artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville.


Bob Stadelman has been named senior vice president and director of fiduciary services for Community Trust and Investment Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Community Trust Bancorp.

Jacob Holbrook has been appointed market president of Northern Kentucky for First Financial Bank.

Anthony D. (Tony) Parrish has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Winchester-based Peoples Exchange Bank.

Chris Daniels has been promoted to vice president, communications system for Community Trust Bank.



Josh Little has been appointed director of operations for the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Patrick Henshaw has been named chief executive officer of the Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership.

Courtney Neltner has joined the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce as public affairs coordinator.


Blanton Coates has been named director of business development at Dean Builds, a Lexington-based industrial and commercial construction company.


John Ward has been named chief operating officer for Webbed Sphere, a Corbin-based hobby game business. Angela Ward has been named chief of internal operations.


Emily Hathcock has joined the Barren River Area Development District (BRADD) as associate director for community and economic development.

Lee Crume has been named president and chief executive officer of the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp. (Tri-ED)


Ellen Goldey has been named vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Centre College.

Dr. Matthew Bush has been named the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Endowed Chair for Rural Health Policy at the University of Kentucky.

Paul Gore has been named vice president of academic affairs and provost at Bellarmine University. Gore succeeds Carole Pfeffer, who is retiring at the end of the academic year.


Louisville-based KFC Corp. has named Staci Rawls as the company’s first chief communications officer.


Gail Russell has been appointed secretary of the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet.

David Dickerson has been appointed secretary of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.

Chris Cathers has been named executive director of the Kentucky Arts Council. Cathers has served as interim executive director since September 2017.


Susan Sender has been named chief clinical officer at Louisville-based BrightSpring Health Services. Rachael Kurzer Givens has been appointed chief compliance officer.

Viren S. Bavishi has been named president of the CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group, the employed provider network of CHI Saint Joseph Health.

Michael Douzuk Jr. has been named chief financial officer of UofL Health.

Dr. Carol Steltenkamp has been appointed external chief medical officer for UK HealthCare.


Jennifer Wheatley has been named president of HR Affiliates (HRA) in Louisville.


Bob Korsan has been named director of underwriting for Louisville-based ClearPath Mutual Insurance Co.


■ Jackson Kelly PLLC has named Clifton B. Clark as the Lexington office managing member. Clark succeeds Robert F. Duncan, who has served as the firm’s Lexington office managing member since 2009.


Brian Queen has been named chief financial officer for American Water’s southeast division, which includes Kentucky.


Doug High has been named director of the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation.

Charah Solutions Inc., a Louisville provider of environmental and maintenance services to the power-generation industry has announced the following appointments: Vice President of Operations – Eric Effinger; Senior Vice President of Maintenance – David Clem; and Vice President of Business Development – Jameel Allen.