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Leadership Owensboro 2017 class announced

OWENSBORO, Ky. – The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Owensboro Economic
Development Corporation proudly announce the Leadership Owensboro Class of 2016. Thirty applicants have been selected to participate in the leadership development program.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to work with such a strong group,” said Candance Brake, Chamber President and CEO. “Owensboro continues to grow leaders who are interested in contributing to our community and making a difference. I look forward to a great class this year, learning from them and with them!”

“We are excited about the quality pool of applicants we received for the program,” said Jessica Kirk, Executive Director of Leadership Owensboro. “Each class brings new backgrounds that further enrich the tradition and demonstrates that Leadership Owensboro stands the test of time.”

The class has an all-day orientation on September 15. Class participants and their professional affiliation for 2016-2017 include:

Jeff Barnette, Brescia University
Zara Basham, Owensboro Community & Technical College
Ladona Burns, First Security Bank
Chris Castlen, Owensboro Police Department
Laurie Castlen, UniFirst Corporation
Dyan Damron, deAm-Ron Building Systems, LLC
Stacey Davis, Right to Life of Owensboro
John DeLacey, Owensboro High School
Chase Downing, Atmos Energy
Taylor Edge, Riney Hancock CPAs PSC
Susan High, GO Chamber of Commerce
Alex Jagoe, Jagoe Homes, Inc.
Thomas Johnson, Domtar
Jennifer Keller, Aflac-Keller & Associates
Chris Luttrell, Owensboro Fire Department
Justin Meers, MPD, Inc.
Scott Muench, Owensboro Municipal Utilities
Louise Murdock, Jagoe Homes, Inc.
Trey Pippin, Daviess County High School
Chip Pride, Independence Bank
Waylon Ramming, Vectren
Gay Rogers, Hospice of Western Kentucky
Hannah Thurman, Western Kentucky University – Owensboro
Shawn Tomes, Kentucky Wesleyan College
Erica Yartz, Thacker, Hodskins, Searcy & Knight, LLP
Jared Ziliak, U.S. Bank