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Lexington’s Living Arts & Science Center announces new board of directors

Lexington, Ky. – The Living Arts & Science Center has announced its 2015-16 board of directors for the fiscal year July 31, 2015 – June 30, 2016.

The 2015-2016 Living Arts & Science Center’s officers are:

  • President: Paige Bensing, manager materials analysis, Lexmark
  • President Elect: Coley Stilz, member, Kinkead & Stilz, PPC
  • Past President: Maggie Mick, director of development, the Council of State Governments
  • Treasurer: Robert Williams, Jr., fiduciary investment advisor, Unified Trust
  • Chair Capital Campaign: Harriet Dupree Bradley, owner, Dupree Catering & Events
  • Chair Community Engagement Committee: Yajaira West, client and community relations director, PNC
  • Chair H’Artful of Fun: Emmy Hartley, chief media officer, Cornett Integrated Marketing Solutions
  • Chair Building and Grounds: Dan Hitchcock, partner – bankruptcy and creditor rights group, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

The 2015-2016 Living Arts & Science Center’s Directors are:

  • Ryan Atkins, area retail manager, Kentucky Utilities
  • Brandi Berryman, project manager, urban designer, Lexington Downtown Development Authority
  • Seth Brewer, owner, Enoteca, Wine + Market
  • Joseph Coleman, policy, research and fedearl relations manager, Kentucky League of Cities
  • Marcus Cross, PR director for model lab and regional campuses, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Colmon Elridge, executive assistant and senior advisor to the governor, Kentucky state government
  • Chris Ford, commission on social services, LFUCG
  • Jenny Frey, Marketing Coordinator, Alltech
  • Heather Hadi, Owner/Attorney – Heather A. Hadi PSC.
  • Brendon Halvorsen, Area Manager Business Banking – Chase Bank
  • Hannah Huggins, Project Manager – Commerce Lexington
  • Debra Hughley, Pricing Analyst, Aftermarket Parts – Clark Material Handling
  • Hope Hurst Lanham, CEO – Hurst Office Suppliers Inc.
  • Dianne Loeffler, Senior Lecturer – UK College of Social Work
  • Stacie Marksbury, Board of Directors – Markesbury Family Foundation
  • Gregory Pettit, Managing Director – Guthrie Mayes Public Relations
  • Chad Rudzik, Vice President / Trust Officer – Fifth Third Bank
  • Randall Vaughn, Director of Architecture – Gray Construction
  • Jennifer VanNess, OBGYN Physician – Lexington OBGYN Assoc.
  • Meredith Sheffler Walker, Realtor – Bluegrass Sotheby’s
  • Gina Whitis, Manager of Client Accounting & Payroll Services – Dean, Dorton, Allen, Ford

Now celebrating their 46th year, The Living Arts & Science Center is a not-for-profit organization that provides creative and unique opportunities for exploration and education in the arts and sciences.  Art galleries, a Discovery gallery, and arts and science classes and workshops are provided year-round for children and adults.  In addition, the Living Arts and Science Center partners with community agencies and organizations to provide free hands-on arts activities at community events and programs and classes for special needs and at-risk students.

A Capital Campaign, Imagine This!, is on-going and construction is in progress to renovate the LASC’s historic building and to expand their facility into an additional building with new classrooms, a Digital Media Lab, a teaching kitchen, a planetarium, a clay studio, and more.  Completion of the addition is expected in 2016.