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On the Boards: August 2015

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Jennifer Hughes has been elected to the Americas regional board of directors of BKR International, a worldwide association of leading accounting firms. Hughes is a director with the Louisville accounting firm of DMLO CPAs.


The following individuals have been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to serve on the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board: Peter Feil, of Fort Thomas, is vice president and general manager for Stober Drives Inc. and will represent manufacturing; Terry Spears, of Pikeville, is a small business banking officer for Community Trust Bank and will represent business; Scott Pierce, of Jamestown, is a union affiliate and will represent engineering trades; James Neihof, of Simpsonville, is superintendent of Shelby County Public Schools and will represent youth; George Steele is mayor of Grayson and will represent local government; Michael Hale is Barren County judge-executive and will represent local government; Heidi Margulis, of Louisville, is senior vice president of corporate affairs for Humana and  will represent health care services; Kurt Krug, of Springfield, is vice president of North American human resources for INOAC USA Inc. and will represent manufacturing; Rodney Hitch, of Morehead, is manager of economic development for East Kentucky Power Cooperative and  will represent energy; Patrick Murphy, of Louisville, is human resources manager for United Parcel Service and  will represent distribution; John Baines, of Fort Thomas, is president of HAHN Automation Inc. and  will represent information technology; David Boggs, of Frankfort, is president and CEO for Opportunity for Work and Learning and  will represent the offender community; Sharon Fields, of Frankfort, is self-employed and will represent persons with disabilities; John Thacker, of Russell, is president of the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers and  will represent transportation trades; Parvin Gibbs, of Madisonville, is retired from the military and will represent veterans and the military; Rep. Larry Clark, of Louisville, will represent the Kentucky House of Representatives; Sen. Jimmy Higdon, of Lebanon,  will represent the Kentucky State Senate; Ashley Miller, of Louisville, is a nurse practitioner for Planned Parenthood of Kentucky and  will represent health care services; Jason Luring, of Lexington, is human resources area director for Catalent Pharma Solutions and will represent manufacturing; Bill Weier, of Edgewood, is human resources director for Fives Machining Systems Inc. and  will represent manufacturing; M. Lynn Parrish, of Pikeville, is president of Marwood Land Co. and  will represent energy; Marlin Jiranek, of Elizabethtown, is chief operating officer for Atlas Development Group LCC and  will represent entrepreneurship; Carla Webster, of Nicholasville, is program manager for Xerox and  will represent information technology; Steve Willinghurst, of Louisville, is training director for Louisville Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and  will represent electrical trades; Amy Luttrell, of Louisville, is president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and will represent disadvantaged populations; Ruth Brinkley, of Louisville, is president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health and  will represent healthcare; Hugh Haydon (chair), of Louisville, is chairman and CEO of Kentucky Bioprocessing LCC and  will represent manufacturing; Mike Price, of Lexington, is vice president of administration for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc. and  will represent manufacturing; Robert Southard, of Owensboro, is an analyst for Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline and will represent energy; Danette Wilder, of Lexington, is president and CEO of SealingLife Technology and will represent entrepreneurship; Madison Silvert, of Owensboro, is president and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corp. and  will represent business; Freddy Peralta, of Lexington, is owner of KyTrade Computer Services and will represent information technology; Debbie Morris, of Bardstown, is vice president of human resources for Heaven Hill Brands and  will represent food and beverage-distillery; Sharon Furches, of Murray, is a farmer and  will represent agriculture; Jared Arnett, of Harold, is the executive director of Shaping Our Appalachian Region Inc. and will represent disadvantaged populations.


Doug Farnsley, a partner in the Louisville law office of Stites & Harbison PLLC has been inducted as president of the Kentucky Bar Association’s board of governors. Also inducted were: Vice President – William R. Garmer, Garmer & Prather PLLC (Lexington); President-Elect – R. Michael Sullivan, Sullivan Mountjoy Stainback & Miller PSC (Owensboro); Past President – William E. Johnson, Johnson Newcomb LLP (Frankfort); J. Tanner Watkins, Dinsmore & Shohl (Louisville); W. Fletcher Schrock, McMurry & Livingston PLLC (Paducah); Michael M. Pitman, Haverstock Bell & Pitman (Murray); Thomas N. Kerrick, Kerrick Bachert Stivers (Bowling Green); J.D. Meyer, Meyer & Meyer LLP (Owensboro); Melinda G. Dalton (Somerset); Howard O. Mann, Mann & Trimble PSC (Corbin); Bobby Simpson, senior counsel, GE Appliance & Lighting (Louisville); Amy D. Cubbage, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland PLLC (Louisville); Eileen M. O’Brien, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC (Lexington); Mindy G. Barfield, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP (Lexington); Gary J. Sergent, O’Hara Rubert Taylor Sloan & Sergent (Covington); J. Stephen Smith, Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP (Ft. Mitchell); John Vincent, Martin & Vincent (Ashland); and Earl M. McGuire (Prestonsburg).


Mark D. Guilfoyle, Brenda H. McGown and W. Bruce Ayers have been named to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Guilfoyle, of Edgewood, is an attorney with Deters Benzinger LaVelle PSC. McGown, of Bowling Green, is an instructional issues specialist with the Kentucky Education Association. Ayers, of Cumberland, is a retired community college president.