On the Boards: Feb. 2020

Kentuckians named to organizational leadership roles

AGRIBUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF KENTUCKY

The AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky has elected the following individuals to serve as officers for the coming year: President – Jeff Pendleton, Hallway Feeds; Vice President – Matthew Mattingly, Rosen’s; Treasurer – Greg Thomas, Nutrien Ag Solutions; and Secretary – Todd Conway, Westway Feed Products. Re-elected to four year-terms were Todd Conway, Westway Feed Products; Dave Case, Case Ag Consulting; Blake Harrison, Waterway Ag; and Eric Dickerson, Southern States Cooperative. Elected to four-year terms replacing current members were: Matthew Beddo, CHS, and Mark Mattingly, FMC. Elected to serve out remaining one-year terms were Jeff Hawk, Warner Fertlizer, and Julie Smyrichinsky, Central Farmers Supply.

ASSOCIATION OF TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT AND APPLIED ENGINEERING

Walt Pozgay has been elected to represent industry on the board of directors of the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering. ATMAE accredits associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in engineering technology, technology management and applied engineering-related programs. Pozgay is a senior manager of engineer labs with GE Appliances in Louisville and has served as chair of the Morehead State University School of Engineering and Computer Science advisory board.   

CAPITAL PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD

Patsy Jackson, program administrator for nursing at Big Sandy Community & Technical College, has been appointed to a four-year term on the Capital Planning Advisory Board of the Kentucky General Assembly.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP

Donna King Perry has been named to the board of directors for Dinsmore & Shohl, representing the firm’s Kentucky offices.

FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL MORTGAGE CORP.

LaJuana S. Wilcher has been sworn in as a presidentially appointed member of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. (Farmer Mac) board of directors. Wilcher owns and operates Scuffle Hill Farm in Alvaton, Ky.

FOUNDATION FOR A HEALTHY KENTUCKY

■ The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has announced its new officers and board members for 2020: Chair – Dr. Brent Wright, associate dean for rural health innovation, University of Louisville School of Medicine; Vice Chair – Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, acting director of the Office for Health Equity, Kentucky Department of Public Health; Treasurer – Clifford T. Maesaka Jr., (retired) president and CEO, Delta Dental of Kentucky; Secretary – Dr. Larry Prybill, community professor, University of Kentucky College of Public Health. New board members include: Jane Chiles, immediate past chair of KentuckyOne Health board of directors, Lexington; Dr. Pat Withrow, director of outreach and physician advisor, Baptist Health Paducah; and Alissa Young, president and CEO, Hopkinsville Community College.

FOUNDATION FOR A HEALTHY KENTUCKY COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has named four new members to its Community Advisory Council: Matt Coleman – Juniper Health Inc., Beattyville; Gary Dryden – vice president of administration and chief financial officer of Jefferson Community and Technical College, Louisville; Juliana McGuinn – assistant center director, Central Area Health Education Center, Florence; and Denise Tipton Perry – deputy judge executive, Henry County. Tim Marcum has been named chair of the council for 2020. Marcum is assistant vice president of planning for Baptist Health.

KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND EMPLOYERS

Hayley Murphy has been named president-elect of the Kentucky Association of Colleges and Employers. Murphy is a career coach in Morehead State University’s Office of Career Services.

KENTUCKY BOARD OF AGRICULTURE

■ The following individuals have been appointed to the state board of agriculture: Jed Clark, Graves County; Daniel Hayden, Daviess County; Adam Hinton, Fleming County; Robert Coleman James III, Fayette County; Micah Lester, Trigg County; Eddie Melton, Webster  County; Sam F. Halcomb, Logan County; and Louie Rivers Jr., Franklin County.

KENTUCKY GROCERS AND CONVENIENCE STORE ASSOCIATION

The Kentucky Grocers and Convenience Store Association has elected its new officers for 2020: Chair – Stephen Chesnut, Laurel Grocery Co.; Chair-Elect – James Neumann, ValuMarkets; and Secretary-Treasurer – Adam Spalding, Circle K–Midwest Division. Elected to three-year terms were: Ron Stamper, Ron’s IGA; Lynn Rice, SuperQuik; Jeff Martin, AWG; Deanne Elmore, Ale-8-One; Bob Bravard, Lipari Foods; Bill Hamilton, Main Street Deli & Market; and Herbert Johnson, Keurig Dr. Pepper.

MAKE-A-WISH KENTUCKY

Make-A-Wish Kentucky has created an advisory council in Lexington, made up of local community and business leaders dedicated to making life-changing wishes come true for area children with critical illnesses. The advisory council includes: Sarah Reeves – attorney, Stoll Keenon Ogden; Dr. Rachel Harper – oncologist, Lexington Clinic; Kelly Taylor – realtor, Re/Max Elite Realty; Debbie Green – president and CEO, Bringing In The Green; Tracy Madden – senior tax engagement manager, Crowe; Matthew Middendorf – corporate counsel, Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance; H.E. “Moe” Duggar – vice president, McGriff Insurance Services; Jane Warner – philanthropist; Joy Robyn Dixon Fenwick – owner, Omar + Elsie; Mark Dill – partner, Brennan & Associates, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; and Julia Pezzi – Wish mom.

MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION OF THE BLUEGRASS

The Mortgage Bankers Association of the Bluegrass has announced its 2020 board officers and directors:  President – Tyler Gossett, Fifth Third Bank; President-Elect – Mitch Florence, Republic Bank; Secretary – Mat Hulberg, Jett Title; Treasurer – Brad Howard, PNC Mortgage; Immediate Past President – Jason Heflin, loanDepot, LLC. Directors: Bryan May, Century Mortgage; Marcie Morris, Kentucky Housing Corp.; Alison Sheshull, Bluegrass Land Title; Tim Vaughan, Supreme Lending; Brenda Weaver, eHome America; Ryan McCord, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance; Wayne Thompson, Banker’s Mortgage Consulting; Adam Asher, Liberty Mutual; Shirley Riley, Community Trust Bank; and Abdul Muhammad, WesBanco Bank Inc.

ORGANIZATION OF BIOLOGICAL FIELD STATIONS

Chris Lorentz has been elected as the new president of the Organization of Biological Field Stations. Lorentz is director of the biology field station at Thomas More University. The mission of OBFS is to facilitate the highest quality environment for scientists, students, teachers, and the public in pursuing research and education to enhance biological and environmental understanding through critical research, innovative education and public outreach.

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S FORUM

The Professional Women’s Forum has announced its board of directors for 2019-2020:  Chair – Becky Naugle, (retired) Kentucky Small Business Development Center-UK; Secretary – Beverly Clemons, CMI Consulting LLC; Treasurer – Melissa Whitton, Most Valuable Pets Inc.; and Immediate Past Chair – Hazel Teichen, Bluegrass Care Navigators.

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Bryan Sunderland has been appointed as a member of the University of Kentucky board of trustees.