Kim Steadman has been named senior director – partner development for Louisville-based IMC. Emily Wickerham has been named senior director – client services for the agency.
Andrew Kipe has been named executive director of the Louisville Orchestra.
Madison Silvert has been named president and chief executive officer of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corp. Silvert succeeds Nick Brake, who has been named superintendent of schools for the Owensboro Board of Education.
Billie Peavler has been named executive director of the Business & Education Network, a subsidiary of Commerce Lexington Inc.
Bob Kraut has joined Louisville-based Papa John’s International Inc. as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Kraut comes to the company from Arby’s Restaurant Group, where he was senior vice president of brand marketing and advertising.
Mary Reinle Begley has been named commissioner of Kentucky’s Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. Begley succeeds Betsy Dunnigan, who retired at the end of October.
Kathy W. Stein has been appointed circuit judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, Division 6. Stein, a Lexington attorney, previously served in the General Assembly as a state senator and representative.
Mike McGregor has been named chief district engineer for the Kentucky Department of Highways’ District 1, headquartered in Paducah. Sherri McGeorge Chappell has been named chief district engineer for District 11, headquartered in Manchester.
Steven L. Monaghan has been named president of Kindred Healthcare Inc.’s hospital division. Monaghan succeeds Jeffrey P. Winter, who is stepping down from the position but will continue to serve as a senior advisor and network development consultant.
Joseph J. Gilene has been named president of Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Margaret S. Barr has joined the Lexington office of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland PLLC.
Rob Posthauer has been named general manager of sales for GE Appliances.
Matt Cacciato has been named president and chief executive officer of Wazoo Sports, a regional and national sports production company based in London, Ky.
Barbara Bellissimo has been named executive director of The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky.
Steve Sanders has been promoted to vice president of internal audit for Paducah-based Computer Services Inc. (CSI).
Timothy N. Haizlip has joined the Louisville Regional Airport Authority as maintenance director.
Gary Miles has returned to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland as executive director. Miles served in the position at the Elizabethtown food bank from 1998 to 2011.
Paul Harless has been named operations manager of the Continental Refining Co.’s Somerset refinery.
John L. Petersen has joined ePower Engine Systems Inc. in Florence as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Steve Stevens has announced that he is stepping down as president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, where he has served in that capacity for eight years.
TJ Carlson, chief investment officer of Kentucky Retirement Systems, is leaving the post at the end of the year to accept the position of chief information officer for the Texas Municipal Retirement System.
Erik Dunnigan has announced that he will step down as commissioner for the Kentucky Department for Business Development at the end of November to accept a business development opportunity in Lexington within the private sector.