Diana Webster has joined Central Bank as vice president, retail banking officer in Northern Kentucky.
Trena Floyd has been promoted to vice president and business services officer at Your Community Bank in Elizabethtown.
Tom Partridge, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp (Kentucky), has been named to lead Equipment Finance Services, the commercial leasing arm of Fifth Third Bank. Michael Ash, Fifth Third’s market president in Lexington, has been named president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Kentucky), succeeding Partridge. Mark Boison will assume the position of senior commercial banker and city president in Lexington.
Cyndi Caldwell has joined Central Bank of Jefferson County as assistant vice president, commercial real estate.
Amelia Gandara has joined Greater Louisville Inc.’s EnterpriseCorp as director of commercialization and engagement. EnterpriseCorp is the entrepreneurial arm of Greater Louisville Inc., the metro’s chamber of commerce.
Shaunna Scott has ben named director the University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Studies Program. Christopher Barton has been named director of UK’s Appalachian Center.
Tanlee Wasson has been named assistant vice president for institutional effectiveness and institutional research at Eastern Kentucky University.
Reddy Palli has been named chair of the department of entomology at the University of Kentucky.
GQ Zhang has joined the University of Kentucky as director of the new Institute of Biomedical Informatics. He will also serve as chief of the newly established biomedical informatics division in the UK College of Medicine and co-director of the biomedical informatics core of the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science.
Gateway Community and Technical College has announced the following appointments: James Younger – vice president-administrative and business affairs; Carissa Schutzman – vice president-Corporate College; and Teri VonHandorf – vice president-academic affairs.
Lisa Cassis has been appointed vice president for research at the University of Kentucky.
Patrick Armstrong has been named president of the Kentucky Derby Museum. Armstrong succeeds Lynn Ashton, who has retired after 20 years.
Marty Lautner has joined Unified Trust Co. in Lexington as chief financial officer. Lautner will succeed Jack Brown, who is retiring this year.
Bryon Evans has been named chief executive officer of Louisville-based Rooibee Red Tea.
Steve Ritchie, chief operating officer for Papa John’s International, has been promoted to president of the Louisville-based pizza chain. Ritchie will continue to serve as COO of the company.
Seve Ghose has been named director of Louisville metro parks and recreation.
Gabriel Fritz has been named director of the office of housing and community development for Louisville Metro Government.
James A. “Tony” Parrott has been named executive director of Louisville’s metropolitan sewer district.
Mark J. McDonald has been named medical director of Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.
Sandra Stevens has been named regional director of the Green River region for Lifeline Homecare Inc.
Stephen O’Neal Jr. has been named chief nursing officer for Saint Joseph London. O’Neal comes to the position from Manchester Memorial Hospital in Manchester, Ky., where he was chief clinical officer.
Steven Rudolf has been named vice president of human resources operations for Baptist Health Kentucky. Kimberly Scaglione will succeed Rudolf as vice president of human resources for Baptist Health’s Kentuckiana region.
Leslie Buddeke Smart has been named vice president of development for
Steve Robertson has joined CivicPoint LLC, the public affairs subsidiary of Frost Brown Todd, as senior vice president in the firm’s Lexington office.
Kyle Beaird has been named chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Louisville-based Hillerich & Bradsby Co.
Barry A. Hytinen has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Lexington-based Tempur Sealy International Inc.
Stephen George has been named executive editor of Louisville Public Media.
Jay Knight has been promoted to president of sales for NetGain Technologies’ Southeast region.
Zack Davis has been promoted to director of marketing for the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Edward R. Ratterman has been named director of the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development Coalition.