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Corporate Moves — June 2014

By Karen Baird


♦ Jerry Preyss has been named chief executive officer of the Creative Alliance agency in Louisville. Preyss succeeds Creative Alliance Founder Debbie Scoppechio, who stepped down as CEO last month but remains with the company as chairwoman of the board of directors.


corporate-ladder♦ Central Bank has announced the following appointments: Edward Barnes – executive vice president, chief financial officer; Troy Fedders – vice president, retail officer (Ft. Mitchell); John Finley – senior vice president, private banking; and Karen Hartig – vice president, private banking.

Linda Helm has joined Kentucky Bank as vice president mortgage lender. Helm works out of the Lexington location.

Carl Tritschler has been promoted to senior vice president and  marketing director for Pikeville-based Community Trust Bank. Other appointments include: C. Wayne Hancock – executive vice president/senior staff attorney; Dwayne Stevens and Misty Sawyers – assistant vice president; Linda Sparks – assistant vice president/director of training; and Berry L. Popp – market assistant vice president in Lexington.

Tim Franklin has been promoted to vice president of Bank of Bluegrass & Trust Co.

Jeff S. Koonce has been named president of Indiana-based Your Community Bank’s Central Kentucky market.


♦ Kent Oyler has been named president and chief executive officer of Greater Louisville Inc.

♦ Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson has been named president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.


Darrell A. Griffith has been named associate vice president for health affairs/finance and administration for the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center.


♦ Yum! Brands Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Novak plans to transition from his current role to become executive chairman of the Louisville-based company, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Greg Creed, who currently serves as CEO of Taco Bell, has been named to succeed Novak as CEO of Yum! Brands.

Jonathan Quinn has joined Lexington-based Fazoli’s as vice president of marketing.

Steve Ritchie has been promoted to chief operating officer of Louisville-based Papa John’s International, succeeding Anthony N. “Tony” Thompson, who has resigned to accept the position of president and CEO of North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. John Schnatter, the company’s founder, chairman and chief executive officer, will assume the additional role of president of the company.


Maryellen Buxton Mynear has been named inspector general for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

♦ David Holmes has been named commissioner of the department of environmental quality and public works for the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government.

Tammy Horn has been appointed as Kentucky’s new state apiarist.

♦ Gregory Johnson has been named commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

♦ Geni Jo Brawner has been named as the state’s hazard mitigation officer.


Dr. Alison Bailey has been named director of ambulatory and preventive cardiology for UK Healthcare.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Johnson has been named as the new president of the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities. She succeeds Ruby Jo Lubarsky, who has retired.

Lisa Shannon has been named chief operating officer for KentuckyOne Health. Jo Carol Stephens has been promoted to director of the company’s Healthy Lifestyle Centers in Louisville.

♦ Tracee Bell Troutt has been named chief development officer for the Hardin Memorial Foundation in Elizabethtown.


♦ Elizabeth Seif has become a shareholder in the Lexington firm of DeCamp & Talbott PSC, which has changed its corporate name to DeCamp Talbott Seif PSC.


♦ David Alan Seals has been named news director of WHAS11 News in Louisville.


♦ Christie Mitchell has been named director of business development for Lexington-based Lava Security Solutions.

♦ Timothy Cherubini has joined Lexington-based AMR Management Services as the executive director of AMR client the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies.

David Hochheiser has joined Trover Solutions in Louisville as senior vice president of the company’s new Payment Integrity Solutions division.

Mark Pruett has been named director of food and beverage for the Owensboro Convention Center.


Carolyn M. Callahan, dean of the University of Louisville College of Business, has resigned from her position, effective June 1.

♦ Tom Jackson Jr., vice president of student affairs for the University of Louisville, has been named president of Black Hills State University in South Dakota.

Bob Vance, secretary of the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet, has retired, effective May 31.

Jim Browder, president of the Greater Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau since 2011, has resigned from the position.

Laura Urban, provost at Gateway Community and Technical College, is leaving the position to become president of Alexandria Technical and Community College in Minnesota.