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Corporate Moves: Sept. 2020

New leadership for Kentucky businesses

By The Lane Report


Brian Butler has joined the Stites & Harbison law firm as a member (partner). Butler is working out of the firm’s Louisville office, as part of the torts and insurance practice group and the business litigation service group.

• Rev-A-Shelf, a Louisville-based storage solutions company, has announced the following promotions:

Creighton Jones has been promoted to vice president of operations. He will be directly responsible for overseeing all manufacturing and assembly operations.

Suzy Whatley has been promoted to vice president of business operations. She will provide overall direction for the company’s financial and operational functions.

• ISC Kentucky, a Louisville-based information technology managed services firm, has announced the following appointments:

Mark Swearingin has been promoted to chief operating officer. He has served as chief technology officer for the firm since 2010.

Riley Termini has joined the firm as a systems engineer. Termini will be responsible for remote and onsite support of client hardware and software needs.


• Leslie Inman has been promoted to chief financial officer at Winchester-based Peoples Exchange Bank.

• Tracy Vaughn has been named director of retail, vice president at Henderson-based Field & Main Bank.


• Katie Vandegrift has been promoted to director of marketing and research for Commerce Lexington Inc.


• Brian Jones has been named president and chief executive officer of Lexington-based Gray Construction. Patrick McCowan has been named chief operating officer. Stephen Gray remains president and chief executive officer of Gray Inc., the holding company for Gray Construction. Jim Gray will remain in his current position as chairman of the Gray Inc. board of directors.


• Mary Elizabeth Miles has been named vice president of human resources at the University of Louisville.

• Uppinder Mehan has been named vice president of academic affairs at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

• Tara Hart has been named vice president of enrollment and student development at Union College.

• Jasmine Farrier has been named vice president of university advancement at the University of Louisville.

• Kathy Burkhardt has been named senior director of NaviGo College and Career Prep, a division of Learning Grove.

• Maria (Cari) Garriga has been appointed vice provost at Thomas More University.


• Cameron Davies has joined Louisville-based Yum! Brands as chief data officer.

• Robert Harrison has been named brand executive creative chef for Agave & Rye, where he will oversee menus and training for all of the restaurant’s locations in Covington, Lexington and Louisville, as well as a newly opened location in Liberty Township, Ohio.


• Norton Healthcare has named Randy Hamilton the chief administrative officer of Norton Audubon Hospital.

• Tommy Haggard has been named chief executive officer of Bourbon Community Hospital.

• Dr. Zindell Richardson has been named chair of the Department of Oral Health Science at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

• Roberta Steutermann has been named director of development for Nazareth Home, a long-term care and rehab center in Louisville.

• Victor McKay has been named director of the Buffalo Trace District Health Department, which serves Mason and Robertson counties.

• Dee Werline has been appointed president and chief executive officer of New Vista, a Lexington nonprofit that offers services in mental health, substance use and intellectual and development disabilities.


• Forest Erickson has joined Lexington-based Wrigley Media Group as senior vice president – production and creative services.


• Charmaine Smith has joined Paducah-based Computer Services Inc. (CSI) as chief human resources officer.

• GlowTouch Technologies, a Louisville company that specializes in technology outsourcing solutions, has announced the following new appointments: Tammy Weinstein – vice president of marketing and analyst relations; and Jonathan Ellsworth – senior vice president of customer success.


• Rupp Arena/Central Bank Center has announced the following staff changes: Michael Fox has been promoted to director of facilities support. He succeeds Merrill Richardson, who retired on Aug. 1 after serving as director of facilities since 1976. Chuck Hisle has been promoted to technical services manager. Hisle succeeds Bob Stoops, who retired on July 31. Shannon Elliott has been promoted to ticket office manager. Elliott succeeds Jeff Bojanowski, who retired on July 31. 

• Jody Thompson has been named executive director of Woods & Waters Land Trust, an organization dedicated to protecting and connecting forests and streams through voluntary conservation agreements with private landowners in the lower Kentucky River watershed.


• Jeri Swinton has announced that she will retire as chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana at the end of 2020.

Jared Arnett has announced plans to step down in October as executive director of Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR), a nonprofit organization that champions Kentucky’s Appalachian region.

Dr. Robert Stout has retired as Kentucky’s state veterinarian.

Lynn Hudgins has announced plans to retire as president of Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass, effective Nov. 6, 2020.