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Corporate Moves: Oct. 2019

New leadership for Kentucky businesses

By LaneReport.com staff


Attorney Drake Staples has joined McBrayer’s Lexington office, where his practice is focused in the area of general litigation.

■ Louisville-based architecture/engineering firm Luckett & Farley has announced the following additions to its staff:

Dana Zausch – senior architect

Juan Ricardes – senior project manager for the corporate, commercial and hospitality design studio

Matt Gullo – urban planning and landscape architecture discipline manager

Jessica Gilbert – project manager, higher education design studio


Amanda Boyd has been named artistic and managing director of VOICES of Kentuckiana.

Whit Whitaker has been named executive director of the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center in Lexington.


Amelia Martin Adams has been promoted to vice president and senior trust officer for Wesbanco Trust and Investment Services.

John A. Hubbach Jr. has joined Central Bank in Louisville as vice president, commercial lending.


Angie Milton has been named controller for Commerce Lexington Inc.


Rob Lynch has been named president and chief executive officer of Louisville-based Papa John’s International Inc.

Mackenzie Clark has been named catering and events manager for the Lexington Marriott City Center and Residence Inn Lexington City Center hotels. Cameron Jones has been named sales manager for the hotels. Chase Niceley has been named human resources coordinator.

Wes Hutchison has been named executive chef for the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville.

Matias Bentel has been named chief brands officer for Brown-Forman, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Bentel succeeds Mark McCallum, who is retiring as executive vice president, chief brands officer at the end of December.


Retired Brigadier General Steven Bullard has been named executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs.

Sean A. Muldoon has joined the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development as economic development executive.

Dr. Angela Tackett Dearinger has been appointed commissioner of Kentucky’s Department of Public Health.


Dr. Travis Sewalls has been named chief medical officer for Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East Hospital in Lexington.

Kim Perry has been appointed vice president and chief medical officer of Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare.


Louisville-based ClearPath Mutual Insurance Co. has announced the following appointments: Kevin Fallahay – vice president of claims; Robert Korsan – vice president of marketing; Alan Simpson – director information technology.


Gene Price has returned to Frost Brown Todd’s privacy and data security team after serving as commander of the Office of Naval Intelligence. Price is based out of FBT’s Louisville office where he will focus on both cybersecurity and maritime law.

Nancy Eff Presnell and Laura Theilmann have joined Frost Brown Todd’s financial services industry team. Both members, they are based out of the firm’s Louisville office.


Matt Gibson has been named president and CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival.


Steve Cunanan has been named CEO of the Kentucky region for the American Red Cross.


Jun Liu has been promoted to chief technology officer for Louisville-based PharmaCord.


Susan Furlong has joined the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville as director of marketing.


Justin Sensabaugh has been appointed senior manager of operations for Kentucky American Water.


Doug Draut has been named president of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program Foundation. He succeeds Hal Smith, who has retired.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has appointed Clinton Davis as director of facilities.

David Pedersen has been named executive vice president of enterprise growth and strategy for Ladder Now, a Louisville-based company that provides roof inspection services for insurance companies.


Joe Lilly has retired as executive director, marketing and public affairs for the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

Leslie Combs has stepped down as executive director of the Kentuckians for Better Transportation.