♦ David Bundy has been named president and chief executive officer of Dean Dorton Allen Ford.
♦ Eugene Krentsel has been named associate vice president of research and innovation for the University of Louisville. Craig Blakely has been named dean of the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.
♦ Dr. Peter Gitau has been named vice president for student affairs at Northern Kentucky University.
♦ F. Thomas (Tom) Howard has been named partner and managing director at Commonwealth Economics, a Lexington-based financial advisory firm.
♦ Steve Higdon has been promoted to vice president of global communications for Louisville-based Papa John’s International Inc.
♦ Kitty Watson Dougoud has been named as the new statewide coordinator for the Kentucky Main Street Program.
♦ Baptist Health (formerly Baptist Healthcare System) has named Stephen C. Hanson president and chief executive officer. Hanson succeeds Tommy J. Smith, who announced his retirement last year.
♦ Louisville-based Firstsource has named David Strickler as president and chief executive officer of its MedAssist Provider Group.
♦ Greg D. Gerard has been named as president of Saint Joseph London, a KentuckyOne Health facility. Gerard previously served as president of Saint Joseph Berea.
♦ George “Chip” Atkins has been named chief executive officer for Louisville-based RH Clark Insurance Group, succeeding company founder Robert Clarkson. Brad Cook has been promoted to vice president of sales.
♦ Todd McMurtry has been named as a partner/shareholder at the law firm of Gerner & Kearns Co., where he has assumed leadership of the firm’s litigation practice group.
♦ Serge Martinod has joined Louisville-based TNG Pharmaceuticals Inc. as chief executive officer and chief science officer.
♦ Paul W. Thompson, senior vice president of energy services for Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co., has been named to the newly created role of chief operating officer.
♦ Ron Bridges has been promoted to state director for AARP Kentucky.
♦ W. Timothy Yaggi has been appointed chief operating officer for Lexington-based Tempur-Pedic International Inc.
♦ Emma Brown has been named executive director of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville.
♦ Jeff Barber, president and chief executive officer of the Owensboro Medical Health System, has announced that he will retire effective July 26.
♦ Chris Hermann, senior vice president of energy delivery for Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co., has announced that he will retire on May 1 after 43 years of service.
♦ Dennis Ciccotelli, scrap market vice president for Walton, Ky.-based Steinert US, has announced his retirement effective May 31.
♦ Don Hellman, Lexington market president for Chase, has announced that he will retire in April.