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Corporate Moves: Nov. 2019

New leadership for Kentucky businesses

By LaneReport.com staff


Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co. in Lexington has announced the following appointments:

Caroline French – financial center manager of the company’s newest location on Romany Road in Lexington.

Clay Branham – credit analyst

J. Miller Wilson – vice president, commercial lending.

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

Christopher Quirk – senior project manager, distilled spirits design studio

Nathan Smith – design director

Attorney Claire Vujanovic has joined McBrayer’s Louisville office, where she is focused on labor law as well as employment law and consulting.


Sarah Antle and Melinda “Mindy” Heck have been named directors at DMLO CPAs.


Casey Dunn has been named executive vice president, operations for Lexington-based Denham-Blythe.

John Whitney has joined Sherman Carter Barnhart, where he will lead the firms’ Louisville office and focus on growing its presence in higher education.


Andrea Smith has joined Central Bank as vice president, commercial lending in Georgetown.

Greg Siegrist has joined Louisville-based Eclipse Bank as vice president and commercial relationship manager.

Jacob A. Robinson has been appointed vice president, business banker for WesBanco Inc.’s Lexington region.

Margaret King has been promoted to chief information officer for Peoples Exchange Bank.

Kim Farmer has joined Field & Main Bank as vice president, mortgage loan officer for the Lexington market. Tyler Terawood has joined the company as a relationship banker at the new Lexington banking center.

Jimmy Evans has joined Central Bank as senior vice president, senior market lender in Louisville.

Marc Sanborn has joined the ARGI financial advisory team, working out of the Elizabethtown office.

Bruce Corwin has joined Ross, Sinclaire & Associates as a wealth manager in the firm’s Louisville office.

Lexington-based Central Bank has promoted Lana Alexander, Barbara Johnson and Alex Wolf to assistant vice president of retail banking. Rachel Jones has been promoted to retail banking officer. Angela Campbell has been promoted to assistant vice president, security.

Terry Smallwood has joined Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. in Lexington as a financial advisor.


Ashli R. Watts has been named president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Watts succeeds Dave Adkisson, who has retired.

Cheryl Besl has joined the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp. (Tri-ED) as director of marketing.

Drew McDonald has joined the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce as membership representative.

Jason Adler has joined German American Bank in Louisville as market executive. Kelley Chandler has joined the bank as senior vice president, commercial banking.


Bellarmine University has announced the following new appointments: Paul Gore – vice president for academic affairs and provost; Mike Marshall – vice president of enrollment, marketing and communication; Sean Ryan – senior vice president; Elizabeth Dinkins – dean, Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education; Kristin Cook – associate dean, School of Education; Mary Huff – dean, Bellarmine Colllege of Arts and Sciences; Pam Cartor – associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences; and Frank Raymond, interim dean, W. Fielding Rubel School of Business.

John Dixon has been named executive director of human resources and institutional equity at Eastern Kentucky University.

Faith Garrett has been named dean of health sciences at Midway University.

Taran McZee has been named associate vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

Megan Boone has been named director of the office of career services at Morehead State University’s Division of Academic Affairs.

Summer Crick has been appointed director of alumni relations for Kentucky Wesleyan College.


Meghan Reams has been named sales manager for private events at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse Lexington.

Clay Johnson has joined Louisville-based Yum! Brands Inc. as chief digital and technology officer. Gavin Felder has been promoted to chief strategy officer for the company.

Charles George has been named executive director of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Kentucky.

The Lexington Marriott City Center and Residence Inn Lexington City Center have announced the following appointments: Kelsey Hooker – sales manager; Edson Vizcarra – banquet and event operations manager; TJ Harville – executive chef.


Stephanie Caros has joined the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as the public information officer for the District 5 Department of Highways.

Louisville Metro Government has announced the following appointments: Carmen Moreno-Rivera – chief, Office for Performance Improvement; Faith Augustine – executive director, Louisville Metro Criminal Justice Commission; Ferdinand Risco Jr. – executive director, Transit Authority of River City (TARC); Lee Burchfield – director, Louisville Free Public Library; Dana Kasler – director, Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation; Rebecca Fleischaker – director, Department of Economic Development; and Marilyn Harris – director, Louisville Metro Office of Housing and Community Development.

Rebecca Combs Lyon has been appointed to serve as clerk of the Kentucky Court of Appeals.


Dr. William Barlow (Barry) Inabnet III has been named chair of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s department of surgery.

Jason M. Adams has been named president of Saint Joseph East and chief operating officer of Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Tim Hatfield has been named community CEO for Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center.


Jennifer Bazante has been promoted to chief marketing officer for Louisville-based Humana Inc.

Louisville-based ClearPath Mutual Insurance Co. has announced the following appointments: Robin Engleking – claims manager; Linda Ladegast – claims supervisor; Teri Ralston – customer experience specialist; Hilary Alvey – communications specialist; Kim Sellers – production underwriter.

Jeffrey E. Breeze has been named president of the Kentucky Home Life Insurance Co. and Mountain Life Insurance Co., divisions of Forcht Group of Kentucky.

John R. Miner has been named president of Kentucky National Insurance Co.


Aaliyah K. Eaves has joined Dinsmore & Shohl as partner of counsel with the health care practice group.

Nick Stewart has joined Stites & Harbison’s Louisville office, where he is a registered patent attorney in the firm’s intellectual property and technology service group.

The following attorneys have joined Dinsmore and Shohl’s litigation department: Philip E. Cecil (Louisville), Kylie A. King (Louisville), Christopher S. Zelli (Louisville), Kyle R. Bunnell (Lexington) and Mary Lancaster Tanner (Lexington).


Louisville-based PriceWeber has named Jonathan Bone and Susan Hovekamp as company shareholders. Bone is an account director with the agency. Hovekamp is the agency’s human resources director. The company has established a new financial services marketing practice named PW Financial Services Marketing and appointed Nick Papachristou as president of the new division.

Zachary DeMoor has joined Lexington-based Wiser Strategies as creative services specialist.


Robert Bell has been named director of expositions at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.


Laura Holoubek has been named president-elect of Equestrian Events, a Kentucky-based nonprofit that organizes and hosts equestrian sporting events.


Stephen Barnett has joined VisitLEX as destination sales manager.


Susan B. Harmon has joined the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport as airport manager.


Dave Roy has joined Columbia Gas as vice president and general manager.


Guillermo Novo has been named chairman and CEO of Covington-based specialty chemical company Ashland Global Holdings Inc. Novo succeeds William A. Wulfsohn, who is leaving the position at the end of December.

Lauren Parsons has joined Blue Grass Community Foundation as the organization’s first director of strategic initiatives and communications.

Sharon Price has been named executive director of the Community Action Council in Central Kentucky.


Thomas F. Helms Jr. has retired as non-executive chairman of the board and director of Louisville-based Turning Point Brands Inc. Helms founded the predecessors of TPB and served as chief executive officer and later executive chairman of the company.