New board members announced for Kentucky Derby Museum

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Derby Museum welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board is Brandy Harmon, Vice President of Ticketing & Venue Operations for Breeders’ Cup Ltd., Ja Hillebrand, CEO of Stock Yards Bank & Trust, Briana Lathon, Senior Compliance Officer, Group & Military at Humana, and returning to the Board is Harold Workman, who is retired from his career in public service.

Additionally, current Board Member David Nett has been appointed Secretary. Departing Board Members are Theresa Canaday, Michael Rust, and T. Hunter Wilson.

About the new Board Members:

Brandy Harmon
Brandy oversees all ticket sales and operations for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, beginning her career there in 2009. A graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, she began her career as Director of Sales & Operations for Dapple Bloodstock/Season Exchange and worked her way up the ladder through the equine industry. Harmon is a member of the Thoroughbred Club of America, served on the board of directors for the Oregon TOBA, Race for Education, and a member of several industry organizations.  She resides in Lexington, KY with her husband.

Ja Hillebrand
Ja Hillebrand is Chief Executive Officer of Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company and its holding company, Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. Ja joined Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company in 1996 to develop the Private Banking Group for the company. Prior to joining the Bank, he was with a regional bank and a community bank where he specialized in private banking.

Briana Lathon
Briana Lathon is an attorney and life-long Louisvillian. She graduated from Centre College in 2015 and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2018. Briana is currently employed by Humana as a Senior Compliance Officer for the commercial and military group. Prior to Humana, Briana spent two years in private practice as a business litigation attorney. During law school, Briana served as the Black Law Student Association President, Lead Legal Research Fellow for the Center for Land Use and Policy, and was named a Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Fellow by the University of Louisville and Louisville Bar Foundation.

Harold Workman
Harold Workman, of Louisville, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. Workman was named President and CEO of the Kentucky State Fair Board in 1993. Thanks to his efforts, the Kentucky Exposition Center is home to several signature events including the North American International Livestock Exposition.