LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2013) – The Bluegrass Sports Commission this week announced the addition of seven new members to its board of directors. Johnathon Davis, Tim Kelly, Wayne Martin, Brian Miller, Dr. Holly Sheilley, Julian Tackett and Bob Quick will all begin serving their terms Jan. 1.
Davis is a former University of Kentucky basketball player, has served in several different capacities in recent years including vice president and commercial lender with a Fortune 500 bank. He currently works as an investment advisor representative for Retirement Tax Advisory Group in Lexington. Davis also serves as an assistant boys’ basketball coach at Lafayette High School.
Kelly was the publisher of the Lexington Herald-Leader for 15 years before retiring in 2011. He was also editor of the paper from 1991 to 1996. During his tenure, the paper won two Pulitzer Prizes and two President’s Awards from the paper’s corporate parent, The McClatchy Co., including one for the paper’s coverage of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
Martin served as the President and General Manager of WYMT-TV, WBKO-TV, WVLT-TV and WKYT-TV for 20 years before retiring in early 2013. Prior to his work in television, Martin was the head men’s basketball coach at Morehead State University for nine seasons. He has been inducted into the MSU and Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame.
Miller serves as the general manager of UK IMG Sports Marketing in Lexington. He has been with IMG since May of 2006 and was previously the associate director of marketing and promotions at IPFW for four years.
Dr. Holly Sheilley
Sheilley was named the athletics director at Transylvania University in July of 2013. She came to Transy from the NCAA where she served as the assistant director of championships for three years. Prior to joining the NCAA, Sheilley spent eight years in athletics administrative posts at the University of Louisville.
Tackett has extensive experience with high school athletics in Kentucky. He has worked at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association since 1984 in a variety of positions. He was promoted to commissioner in 2010 following the retirement of fellow BSC board member Brigid DeVries.
Quick is president and CEO of Commerce Lexington Inc., a position he has held since 2001. He came to Lexington after holding the same position at the Metropolitan Evansville Chamber of Commerce for nearly seven years.
The Bluegrass Sports Commission is an independent, non-profit 501c3 governed by a board of directors. For more information, visit bluegrasssports.org.