On the Boards: March 2020

Kentuckians named to organizational leadership roles

BLUE GRASS AIRPORT

The following individuals have been named officers for the Blue Grass Airport board of directors for 2020: Chair – Elizabeth Woodward; Vice Chair – Garven Denning; Treasurer – Daniel Mason; and Secretary – James Coles.

CENTRAL BANK

Ulysses Lee “Junior” Bridgeman has been elected to the board of directors at Lexington-based Central Bank.

COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL

The Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties Inc. has elected new officers to its board of directors for the coming year: Chair – Denise Beatty, Kentucky Health Information Exchange/Cabinet for Health and Family Services; Vice Chair – Daniel Murphy, assistant dean of community engagement and diversity at the University of Kentucky; Treasurer – Joshua Lewis, iVisionary Capital Partners; Vice Treasurer – Kimberly Baird, assistant commonwealth attorney for the Lexington-Fayette Commonwealth Attorney; and Secretary – Michele C. Lee, Lexington Housing Authority.

GATEWAY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

William Brown, John Hayden and Ruth Howell have been appointed to the board of directors at Gateway Community and Technical College.

GREATER LOUISVILLE INC. (GLI)

The following individuals have been elected to the executive committee for the 2020 board of directors of Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI): Chair – Lonnie Bellar, LG&E & KU Energy LLC; Immediate Past Chair – Mike Ash, Fifth Third Bank; Incoming Chair – Jennifer Willis, Humana; Secretary – Brian A. Cromer, Stites & Harbison; Treasurer – Jim Allen,
R. W. Baird & Co.; Russ Cox, Norton Healthcare; Condrad Daniels, HJI Supply Chain Solutions; Steve Gault, Stephen C. Gault Co.; Tierra Kavanaugh Wayne, TKT & Associates; Charlie Scholtz, Brown-Forman Corp.; and Purna Veer, V-Solf Consulting Inc. New voting directors are: Lisa Benson, Louisville Business First; Daryn Demeritt, BrightSpring Health Services; Susan Donovan, Bellarmine University; Jennifer Eberle, HighNote; Steve Gault, Stephen C. Gault Co.; Demetrius Gray, WeatherCheck; Jeffrey Jasnoff, Kindred Healthcare; Franklin Jelsma, Wyatt Tarrant Combs; John Megibben, Messer Construction; Victoria Russell, Papa John’s International; Brad Seigel, Caesars Southern Indiana; and Kent Suiters, GE Appliances.

KENTUCKY BOARD OF ARCHITECTS

Franklin Gray has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Board of Architects. Gray, of Lexington, is an architect with Gray Construction.

KENTUCKY BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION

Julie Schmidt has been named chair of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association board of directors. Schmidt is senior director of external affairs for Kentucky Educational Television (KET).

KENTUCKY COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

Ben Brandstetter has been elected chair of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, with Kimberly Halbauer serving as vice chair. Brandstetter of  Hebron, is president of Brandstetter Carroll Inc., a national architectural and engineering firm. Halbauer is a senior vice president and investment advisors executive for Fifth Third Bank.

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK COMMISSION

Alston Kerr, of Lexington, has been appointed chair of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission. Kerr is an equestrian farmer at Turkey Ridge Farm.

KENTUCKY HORSE RACING COMMISSION

Charles O’Connor and Frank Jones have been appointed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. O’Connor, of Versailles, is the director of sales at Coolmore Stud. Jones, of Louisville, is president of Recreonics Inc.

KENTUCKY HUMANITIES COUNCIL

■ The following individuals have been appointed to serve on the Kentucky Humanities Council: Brian Clardy, Murray State University; Tom Owen, University of Louisville; Penelope Peavler, Cultural Tourism Consultants; Judith Rhoads, retired educator; and Maddie Shepard, Jefferson County Public Schools.

KENTUCKY PERSONNEL BOARD

Demetrius Holloway and Tommy Chandler have been appointed to the Kentucky Personnel Board. Holloway, of Louisville, is an attorney with Stites & Harbison PLLC. Chandler, of Providence, is a retired attorney and judge.

LEXINGTON CLINIC

■ The Lexington Clinic board of directors has announced its officers for the coming year: President – Dr. Stephen C. Umansky; Vice President – Dr. Michael T. Cecil; Secretary – Dr. Kimberly Hudson; and Treasurer – Dr. Robert A. Davenport.

LOUISVILLE ARENA AUTHORITY INC.

Leslie Geoghegan, of Louisville, and Deepak Tiwari, of Prospect, have been appointed to the Louisville Arena Authority Inc.

PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA (THOROUGHBRED CHAPTER)

The Thoroughbred Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has announced its 2020 board of directors: President Natalie Partin, Cornett; Past President – Natalie Cunningham; Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; President Elect – Ryan Worthen, Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI); Secretary – Brittney Edwards Kinison, Frontier Nursing University; and Treasurer – Ashley Tabb, UK Healthcare. Directors-at-large include Awards Co-Chair –  Cliff Feltham, Kentucky Utilities (retired); Awards Co-Chair – Katie McDaniel, American Association of Equine Practitioners; Membership Chair – Bethany Langdon, New Vista; Ethics Chair, APR Co-Chair, National Delegate – Holly Wiemers, APR, University of Kentucky-Ag Equine; Diversity Chair – Sara Jaggers, Kentucky Housing Corp.; Communications Chair – Mackenzie Davis, Wiser Strategies; APR Co-Chair – Amy Preske, APR, Buffalo Trace Distillery; and PR Co-Chair – Brant Welch, APR, Farmers National Bank of Danville.

SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Ole Wendroth has been named president of the Soil Science Society of America. Wendroth is a professor and soil physicist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

Scott Brinkman, John Chilton and Randall J. Bufford have been appointed as members of the University of Louisville board of trustees.

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

Sheldon McKinney has been appointed as a member of the Western Kentucky University board of regents. McKinney, of Fleming County, is the executive director of the Kentucky FFA Foundation.