- Juan Vasallo has been named Jefferson County president for Independence Bank.
- Commerce Lexington Inc. has announced the following promotions: Gina Greathouse – executive vice president, economic development; Lynda Bebrowsky – executive vice president, membership and engagement; Mark Turner – chief communications officer; and Andi Johnson, chief policy officer and director of regional engagement.
- Mary Elizabeth Stivers has been named vice president of academic affairs at Midway University.
- Rick W. Smith Sr. has been named vice president of external relations and development for Kentucky State University.
- Jennifer Lindon has been named president of Hazard Community and Technical College.
- Warren O. Nash has been appointed executive director of the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics.
- Doug Mynear has been named chief operating officer for Lexington-based ECSI. Fred Eastridge has been named vice president – civil engineering of the firm.
- David Gibbs has been promoted to president and chief financial officer for Louisville-based Yum! Brands Inc., the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
- Greg Thomas has been named secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
- John-Mark Hack has been named commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation.
- Stephen Toadvine has been named president of Baptist Health Medical Group.
- Frost Brown Todd has appointed the following individuals as members of the firm: Lexington office – Keeana Sajadi Boarman and Martha H. Staude; Louisville office – Amy F. Curry, Casey Wood Hensley, Nick Jones and J. Kendrick Wells IV.
- Cassidy Rosenthal has been named office executive member for the Lexington office of Stites & Harbison PLLC.
- Paul W. Robinson has been named president and chief executive officer of the Home of the Innocents, a private nonprofit organization that supports children and families in crisis. Robinson will succeed Gordon Brown, who is retiring after 21 years.
- Chris McNulty has been named president of Wimsett & Co., a Louisville company that provides payment processing consulting services.
- Ann Reiter has been promoted to executive director of Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect transitioning veterans and military spouses to jobs in the Greater Louisville area.
- Reanna Smith-Hamblin has been named president of the Better Business Bureau Louisville. She succeeds Charles Mattingly, who will retire effective Sept. 1.