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Corporate Moves: Dec.-Jan. 2020

New leadership for Kentucky businesses

By LaneReport.com staff


The Bank of the Bluegrass in Lexington has announced the following appointments:

Jason Marshall, universal banker II, has been selected to transfer to the bank’s new Lexington location on Romany Road.

Andrea Lawson has been promoted to universal banker for the new Romany Road location in Lexington.

Corey Zacher has joined the bank as assistant financial center manager of the 101 E. High Street location in Lexington.

Katie Hicks has joined the bank’s loan operations department.


Joe Johnston has joined Dean Dorton Allen Ford as tax director of the firm’s Louisville practice.


■ The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts has promoted Christian Adelberg to vice president of marketing and communications.


Terry Pugh has been appointed president and chief executive officer of First & Farmers National Bank in Somerset. Immediate Past President and CEO Steve Morgan will continue to serve as the bank’s Albany Market President and as a director on both the First & Farmers National Bank and Albany Bancorp boards.

Robert E. Cox has been named vice president, commercial banker for WesBanco Bank. Cox will also serve as team lead for the Bourbon region (Anderson, Franklin and Mercer counties).

Jane Greer has been named business development officer for First National Bank of Manchester’s Lexington and Nashville areas.

Brad Taber has joined Field & Main Bank as director of information technology, vice president.


Jim Hacker has been promoted to president and CEO of Lexington-based construction management company Congleton-Hacker Co. He succeeds Larry Cowgill, who is retiring at the end of 2019. Doug Hacker has been named executive vice president.


■ The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp. (Tri-ED) has announced the following appointments: Christine Russell – vice president of strategy; Brit Fitzpatrick – director of entrepreneurship; Abby Ober – entrepreneurship community manager for Blue North (a Tri-ED program that focuses on building an entrepreneurial system in the region to connect young companies with mentors and partners); Angela Mulberry – business retention and expansion manager; Devon Stansbury – Tri-ED client services manager; and Jeremy Worley – Tri-ED client services manager.


Natasha Sams has been named executive director of the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs program.

David Schneider has been named director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Northern Kentucky University, effective Jan. 6, 2020.

OJ Oleka has been selected as the new president of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities.

Caroline Roberts Heine has been named chief advancement officer for Spalding University.


Drew Fleming has been named president and CEO of the Breeders’ Cup Limited, which administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.


Louisville-based Papa John’s International has announced the following new appointments to its management team: Max Wetzel – chief commercial and marketing officer; Jim Norberg – chief operating officer, North America; and Jack Swaysland – chief operating officer, international.


Marea Aspillaga has been named chief compliance officer for Baptist Health. Aspillaga succeeds Donald R. Riggs, who is retiring at the end of 2019 after serving 27 years with the health system. Will Renda has been appointed to replace Aspillaga as system director of compliance and privacy.


Steve Eddy has been appointed senior vice president of sales for GE Appliances in Louisville. Eddy succeeds Robert Rogers, who is retiring at the end of 2019. Other new appointments include John Boyd, who has been named vice president of retail sales, and Dan Goldstein, who has been named vice president of contract sales.


Dale Woods has been named president and general manager of WDRB Media in Louisville. He succeeds Bill Lamb, who left the position to lead KTTV and KCOP in Los Angeles.


Brannon Dixon has been appointed chief executive officer of Feeders Supply Co., a Louisville-based retailer of pet food and supplies.


Andy Treinen has been named president and CEO of the Frazier History Museum in Louisville.


Kentucky American Water has appointed Kurt Stafford director of engineering for American Water’s Southeast division.