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Corporate Moves: Aug. 2019

New leadership for Kentucky businesses

By LaneReport.com


Christopher W.D. Jones has been named co-chair of the business services department in the law firm of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.

McBrayer PLLC has added seven attorneys from the Louisville law firm of Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice PLLC to expand its reach in the Louisville market. Joining McBrayer are: Ivan J. Schell, Alan D. Pauw, Maria C. Doyle, Michael W. Oyler, Trevor L. Earl, Ridley M. Sandidge Jr. and Maxine E. Bizer.


Brian McCawley has been named senior vice president of sales for Nicholasville-based Alltech Inc.


Mitch Long has been named vice president of Lexington-based GRW. Cory Sharrard has joined the firm as director of mechanical engineering.

Bob Haffermann has been named managing principal of Louisville-based K. Norman Berry Associates Architects.


Jeff Worley has been named as Kentucky’s poet laureate for 2019-2020.

Lori Halligan has joined the Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington as executive director.


■ Community Trust Bank has announced the following appointments: Kim Boggs – recovery manager, vice president; Donna D. Smith – vice president; Betty Cameron Frederick – market president, Mt. Vernon; Joe Anderson – collections department manager, vice president; Dale Taulbee – assistant vice president, business banking, Versailles/Frankfort/Georgetown market; and David Akers – market vice president, Pikeville.

Zachary Moore and Mike Feldman have joined Traditional Bank in Frankfort as senior vice president commercial loan officer.

Nicole Record has joined Community Trust and Investment
Co. as a relationship officer for private wealth services. Lee R. Topley has joined the company’s wealth and trust management team as vice president, business development officer.

Traditional Bank has announced the following appointments: Richard Fuller – senior vice president; Chuck Redwine – senior vice president; Mark Steger – assistant vice president; and Erin Soard – assistant vice president.


Windstream has named Stephanie Bell as vice president for government affairs in Kentucky.


Beth Avey has been named vice president of operations for the Knox Regional Development Alliance.


Shannon Gilkey has been named vice chencellor of academics and workforce development for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

Justin “Jay” Miller has been named dean of the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky.

Bonita J. Brown has been named vice president and chief strategy officer for Northern Kentucky University.

Michelle Carter has been named campus director for Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s Danville campus.

Adrijana Kowatsch has been named vice president of development and external relations for Gateway Community and Technical College in Florence.

John Norton Williams Jr. has been named interim president of Transylvania University in Lexington. He succeeds Seamus Carey, who has been named president of Iona College in New York.

Jennifer Dugan has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pikeville.

Jennifer D. Greer has been named dean of the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information.

Kevin J. Brown has been elected president of Asbury University. Brown succeeds Sandra C. Gray, who has retired.

Joseph L. Chillo has been named president of Thomas More University.

Alex McAllister has been named associate dean of Centre College.

Matthew Saderholm has been named Berea College’s new dean of faculty.


Chris Turner has joined Louisville-based Yum! Brands Inc. as chief financial officer.


Duane S. Curry has been named deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction.

Wayne West has been appointed county judge-executive for McLean County.

Andrew English has been named general counsel for the Kentucky Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts.

Lana Gordon has been appointed as the new commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment.

■ The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has announced the following appointments: Christina (Mora) Dettman – executive director of public affairs; Jordan Rowe – director of strategic communications; Doug Hogan – director of employee engagement and internal communications; Jim Musser – director, Office of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs; David Wu – director, process improvement and business innovation; Dr. Judy Theriot – medical director, Department for Medicaid Services; Genevieve Brown – chief of staff, Department for Medicaid Services; Jessica Brown – executive advisor for Family First Prevention Services Act, Department for Community Based Services; Pamela S. Wright – executive advisor, Office of Health Policy and Data Analytics; Robin O’Neil – special assistant, Office of Legal Services; Kathleen Hines – executive advisor, Office of Health Data and Analytics; Kelly Alexander – executive advisor, Department of Public Health; and Devon McFadden – director, Division of Prevention and Quality Improvement.


Leigh Ann Barney has been named president and CEO of Louisville-based Trilogy Health Services. She succeeds Randall Bufford, who will be transitioning to the role of chairman of the board, effective Oct. 1.

Nancy Galvagni has been named president and chief executive officer of the Kentucky Hospital Association.

Gregory W. Goins has been named director of the Lexington VA Health Care System.


Robert Hardy has been named chief executive officer of Frankfort-based Investors Heritage Life Insurance
Co. Hardy succeeds Harry Lee Waterfield II, who is
now vice chairman. Raymond Carr and John Frye have been named co-presidents of the company.


Forrest Ragsdale has joined Frost Brown Todd as a member of the firm.

Andrew  Noland has joined Stites & Harbison’s Louisville office as part of the firm’s real estate service group.

Travis Armstrong has been promoted to chief operating officer of the Bowling Green firm of English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley.

Cassandra Welch has joined Stites & Harbison’s Covington office as part of the firm’s construction service group.


Jon Haselwood has joined Louisville-based Road & Rail Services Inc. as assistant vice president commercial.


Blake Henry has been named general manager of the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.


Shari A. Baughman has joined Louisville-based Supplies Over Seas as director of development.


David Woods has been promoted to vice president of finance and operations for Lexington-based NAI Isaac.


Kurt Guenther has joined Paducah-based Computer Services Inc. as president of the business solutions group.

Allen Waugerman has been named president and chief executive officer of Lexington-based Lexmark.


Chris Fugate has been promoted to park manager of Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park.

Rachel Collier has joined the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville as director of communications.

Chris Cary has been named park manager of Mineral Mound State Park.

Sean Preston has been named president and chief executive officer of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.


David Farrar has been appointed vice president of operations for Kentucky American Water Co.


Markus Augeneder has been named chief executive officer of international for Louisville-based Material Handling Systems Inc.

Roger D. Shannon has been appointed chief financial officer and treasurer of Charah Solutions Inc., a Louisville-based provider of environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry.


Linda Edwards has retired as executive director of business development, sales and marketing for Kentucky Venues in Louisville.

Scott Colosi has retired as president of Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse.

Centre President John Roush has announced that he will retire June 30, 2020.

David Karem has retired as president of Waterfront Development Corp. in Louisville.


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