AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR VIROLOGY
- Rebecca Dutch has been named president-elect for the American Society for Virology. Dutch is a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
COMMISSION ON SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCACY
- Kerri Lynn Richardson has been appointed as a member of the Commission on Small Business Advocacy. Richardson, of Louisville, is vice president at C2 Strategic Communications.
- H. Greg Goodman and John G. Sikura have been named as the newest members of Keeneland’s advisory board of directors. Goodman is owner of Mt. Brilliant Farm in Lexington. Sikura is owner and president of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm, a commercial Thoroughbred breeding and sales operation in Lexington.
KENTUCKY BOARD OF EDUCATION
- Sarah Murphy Ford, of Owensboro, has been appointed to serve on the Kentucky Board of Education. Ford is vice president of Scott & Murphy Inc./Hartz Contracting.
KENTUCKY CENTER FOR THE ARTS CORP.
- Benjamin Katz, of Louisville, has been appointed to serve on the board of the Kentucky Center for the Arts Corp. Katz is chief technology officer for Gazelle Inc.
KENTUCKY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXECUTIVES
- The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives, the professional development society for local chambers of commerce across the state, has announced its new board: President – Brad Schneider, Kyndle (the economic engine for Henderson, McLean, Union and Webster counties); President-Elect – Brad Richardson, Hardin County Chamber; Treasurer – Aaron Dail, Murray-Calloway County Chamber; Secretary – Deanna Herrmann, London-Laurel County Chamber; Immediate Past President – Amy Cloud – Jessamine County Chamber. Board members: Jill Cutler, Mercer County Chamber; Jacob Colley, Southeast Kentucky Chamber; Carmen Inman, Frankfort Area Chamber; Shawna Burton, Greater Louisville Inc.; Lee Lingo, Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber; Vicki Steigleder, Maysville-Mason County Chamber; and Dana Zinger, Commerce Lexington. Aimee Hiller and Patrick Merchak of the Kentucky Chamber serve as ex-officio members.
KENTUCKY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
- Angela Fultz and Mark Wells have been elected to serve as faculty representatives on the board of regents of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Fultz is the division chair of mathematics and natural sciences at Maysville Community and Technical College. Wells is a business administration professor at Big Sandy Community and Technical College. Mary B. Kinney and Tammy C. Thompson have been elected to serve on the board as staff representatives. Kinney is the coordinator of academic affairs and retention at Owensboro Community and Technical College. Thompson is the public relations coordinator at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
KENTUCKY HORSE PARK FOUNDATION
- Walter S. Robertson II has been elected to the board of directors of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. Robertson is an attorney with Stites & Harbison PLLC.
KENTUCKY HORSE RACING COMMISSION
- Steve Hunter Stewart and Clayton B. Patrick have been appointed as members of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Stewart, of Paris, is a horse farm owner and manager. Patrick, of Frankfort, is an attorney.
KENTUCKY NONPROFIT NETWORK
- The following individuals have been named to the 2015 board of directors of the Kentucky Nonprofit Network: Chair – Stu Silberman (recently retired executive director, Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence); Vice Chair – Marian Guinn (CEO, God’s Pantry Food Bank); Treasurer – Steve Jennings (partner, Crowe Horwath); Secretary – Eileen O’Brien (partner, Stoll Keenon Ogden); Chair, Public Policy Committee – Russell Harper (senior vice president of government relations, Aetna); Brian Roy (deputy executive director, Kentucky Association of Counties), Hollie Spade (regional director of external and legislative affairs, AT&T) and Danielle Clore, ex officio (executive director/CEO, Kentucky Nonprofit Network).
KENTUCKY PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
- James W. Gardner has been appointed to the Kentucky Public Service Commission. Gardner, of Lexington, is an attorney.
- The following individuals have been appointed as members of the kynect advisory board: Audrey Haynes, secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, will chair the board. Kentucky government commissioners serving on the board include Sharon P. Clark, commissioner of the Department of Insurance; Lisa Lee, commissioner of the Department for Medicaid Services; and Mary Reinle Begley, commissioner of the Department for Behavior Health and Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. Other members include: Deborah L. Moessner, Louisville; Jeffrey B. Bringardner, Louisville; Carl Felix, Frankfort; Given Marcus Woodward, Ashland; Connie D. Hauser, Barbourville; John A. Thompson, Lexington; Kathy Wheeler, Versailles; Ruth W. Brinkley, Louisville; Julie Paxton, Prestonsburg; Bonnie Bolinger, Williamstown; Donna Ghobadi, Lexington; Joe E. Ellis, Benton; Gabriela Alcalde, Louisville; David H. Allgood, Louisville; Andrea Bennett, Louisville; Tihisha M. Rawlins, Shelbyville; Malea Hoepf Young, Louisville; and Elaine Younce, Lexington.
LEXINGTON CENTER CORP.
- Lexington City Council members Kevin Stinnett and Bill Farmer Jr. have been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Lexington Center Corp. LCC is a not-for-profit 501©(4) corporate agency of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government that manages and maintains Rupp Arena, Lexington Opera House, Lexington Convention Center, The Shops at Lexington Center and Triangle Park.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
- William W. Stoops has been named as a charter member of the National Institutes of Health’s new Interventions to Prevent and Treat Addictions study section. Stoops is a behavioral pharmacologist at the University of Kentucky.
PORTER BANCORP INC.
- James M. Parsons and Edmond J. Seifried have been appointed to the board of directors at Porter Bancorp Inc. Parsons is chief financial officer of Ball Homes LLC, a Lexington-based residential real estate development firm. Seifried is co-chairman of Seifried & Brew, a community bank education center.
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
- The University of Louisville board of trustees has elected its new officers for the 2015-2016 year: Chair – Larry Benz; Vice Chair – Brucie Moore; Treasurer – Steve Campbell; and Secretary – Doug Hall. Newly elected board members include Larry Hayes, Paul Diaz and Victoria Allen (student government association president).
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
- Angela Caporelli has been appointed to serve on the hydroponic and aquaponic task force for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s national organic program. Caporelli, who is the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s aquaculture marketing specialist, is one of only 16 people in the nation selected to serve on the task force.