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Prichard Committee welcomes 18 new members

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence added 18 new members during its recent fall meeting.

Named to the statewide citizens’ organization were:

• Clay Barkley of Louisville, assistant state attorney general
• Justin Bathon, assistant professor in the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology & Leadership in Education at the University of Kentucky
• Jessica Berry, family and community liaison for Fayette County Public Schools and a graduate of the committee’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership (CIPL)
• Candance Castlen Brake of Owensboro, a former city commissioner and deputy county judge executive
• Cory Curl of Versailles, senior fellow for assessment and accountability for Achieve, a national education nonprofit
• Meghan Glynn of Taylor Mill, a CIPL graduate and vice president of external affairs for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
• Sam Hinkle of Shelbyville, an attorney with Stoll Keenon Ogden and a member of the Shelby County Board of Education
• Larry Holladay of Fort Thomas, a CIPL graduate and specialist with the Internal Revenue Service
• Augusta Holland of Louisville, co-developer of The Green Building, one of the state’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum-certified buildings, and a partner in the renovation of several other historic buildings
Suzanne K. Hyden of Prestonsburg, an accountant and owner of Hyden Properties
Lonnie Lawson of Somerset, president and CEO of the Center for Rural Development
Norma M. Meek of Ashland, curriculum event coordinator and district parent involvement coordinator for Boyd County Public Schools and Senior Associate, Yale University
David R. O’Bryan, CPA and director of Blue & Company and former president of the Kentucky Society of CPAs
Julie Howard Price of Paducah, an attorney and CIPL graduate
Adrienne Godfrey Thakur, an attorney with Henry Watz Raine & Marino, a CIPL graduate and an officer of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division executive committee
James C. Votruba of Highland Heights, retired president and professor emeritus of educational leadership at Northern Kentucky University
Gene Wilhoit of Lawrenceburg, retired executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers and former Kentucky education commissioner
Kristin Williams of Paducah, owner and principal of KRW Strategies

The committee also elected two new board members:
Helen Carroll, manager of community relations for Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America in Erlanger and a board member of several organizations, including the Gateway Community and Technical College Foundation and United Way of Kentucky
Herb Miller, president of Columbia Gas of Kentucky, Inc., headquartered in Lexington, and former general counsel for Kentucky American Water Co.