■ Farm Credit Mid-America, an agricultural lending cooperative headquartered in Louisville, has announced the following appointments: Scott A. Smith – assistant vice president-market strategy; Jonathan Carter – assistant vice president of growing forward; and Joe Dagher – government and legislative affairs officer.
■ Suzanne Bays has joined Meridian Wealth Management as vice president of investments. Bays works at the company’s Lexington office.
■ Paula Scott has been named vice president at Lexington-based Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co. Laura Martin has been named assistant vice president.
■ Mike Cox has been named chief executive officer of Lexington-based Denham-Blythe Co.
■ Mable Duke has been named director of workforce services for the Bluegrass Area Development District (ADD).
■ Lee Vermeulen Jr. has joined the University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research as director of the Office for Value & Innovation in Healthcare Delivery and professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics within the UK Department of Internal Medicine.
■ Michael O. Murray has been named general counsel for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
■ Cheryl Davis has been appointed associate provost for research and creative activity at Western Kentucky University.
■ Linda Medley has joined Midway University as vice president of advancement. Ben Shaffar has been appointed athletic development officer.
■ Brian G. Hutzley has joined Centre College as vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.
■ LaDonna Koebel has joined the state’s Personnel Cabinet as chief of staff.
■ M. Blaine Hedges has been named executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs. Hedges will continue to serve as commissioner of the State Council for Kentucky’s Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission.
■ Zeb Weese has been appointed director of the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission.
■ Carri Chandler has been appointed vice president of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation.
■ Dennis Skrajewski has been named Louisville market president for JenCare Senior Medical Center.
■ Bill Jones has been named president of WellCare’s Medicaid and Medicare Advantage businesses across Kentucky.
■ Joel Christopher has been named executive editor for The (Louisville) Courier-Journal.
■ Bill Goodman has been named executive director of the Kentucky Humanities Council Inc.
■ Beth Malcom has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association.
■ Fran DeVasto has joined Lexington-based Community Ventures as president of the organization’s lending division.
■ Ann Evans has been named executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass.
■ Brian Wint has been named chief financial officer of Divisions Maintenance Group, a Newport-based facilities management services company.
■ Betty Hollis has joined Louisville-based Al J. Schneider Co. as vice president of human resources.
■ Sarah Bosso has been named vice president of business development for the Lexington Legends baseball team.
■ John Emard has been named vice president of sales for Louisville-based Matrix Integration LLC.
■ Matti Masanovich has been appointed chief financial officer and senior vice president of Highland Heights-based General Cable Corp.