Corporate Moves — December 2013

By Karen Baird

ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING

■ Lexington-based integrity/Architecture PLLC has named Senior Manager Aaron Bivens as its third principal and owner.

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Teddy Abrams has been named music director designate of The Louisville Orchestra.

BANKING

Tom Schirmann has joined Burlington-based Heritage Bank as vice president of consumer lending.

John T.  Taylor has been named chief executive officer of Louisville-based Porter Bancorp and chairman of the board of PBI Bank.

CONSTRUCTION

John Megibben has been promoted to vice president and region leader for Messer Construction Co.’s Louisville region.

EDUCATION

Thomas F. Davisson has been promoted to senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Sullivan University system.

Sue Ott Rowlands has been named vice president for academic affairs and provost at Northern Kentucky University.

Jay S. Allen has been named president of Hopkinsville Community College.

Eduardo Nino-Moreno has been named executive director of The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, a partnership between Transylvania University, the University of Kentucky and the center’s board that promotes compromise as a way of solving the nation’s problems.

EQUINE

Bob Heleringer has been named executive director of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), an organization formed to increase awareness of the importance of the equine industry to Kentucky.

FOOD/SPIRITS/HOSPITALITY

Brian Scantland has been named vice president of planning and performance improvement for Louisville-based Long John Silver’s.

GOVERNMENT

Brian C. Thomas has been named general counsel of the Kentucky Retirement Systems.

Rodney Kuhl has been named commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation.

HEALTHCARE

Philip A. Patterson has begun his tenure as president and chief executive officer of Owensboro Health. Patterson succeeds Jeff Barber, who has retired as president and CEO.

Christopher M. Hickey has been named executive vice president and chief executive officer of The Lexington Medical Society.

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Leslie Gannon has been named executive director of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.

LEGAL

Brooke Parker has been named vice president of CivicPoint LLC, a new Lexington-based public affairs company formed by the law firm of Frost Brown Todd.

NONPROFIT

Kristen Svarczkopf has been named executive director of International Book Project, a Lexington-based organization that promotes literacy and education.

PHARMACEUTICAL

Christopher Schaefer has been named senior vice president of corporate development at Louisville-based PharMerica Corp.

OTHER

Harold J. Palmer has been named president of The Jockey Club Technology Services Inc. He succeeds Robert A. (Bobby) Burch, who is retiring at the end of the year.

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