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LexArts announces new board appointments

LEXINGTON, Ky. — LexArts is pleased to announce the election of seven new members to its Board of Directors: Brent Bruner, EOP Architects; Robert N. Elliston, Keeneland Association; Enrique Gonzalez, Fusion Art Gallery; Catherine Ladd Kenneally, Cross Gate Gallery; Marc A. Mathews, Transylvania University; Tiffany Dupont Novak, Lexington Children’s Theatre; and Ellen Tunnell, Community Volunteer.

J. David Smith, Farmers Capital Bank, currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the 43 year old arts council and United Arts Fund. Other members of the Executive Committee include: Ellen A. “Nan” Plummer, President & CEO, LexArts; Brent Bruner, EOP Architects, Chair, Facilities Committee; John Cioci, PNC Bank, Chair, Finance Committee; Richard Greissman, DoubleTake Photography, Chair, Grants Committee; Lori Rowland Houlihan, Mayor’s Office Representative; Stephen Jennings, Crowe Horwath, Chair, Nominating Committee; Gloria Rie, Community Volunteer, Chair, Business Volunteers for the Arts; and Billy Van Pelt, II, Billy Van Pelt Consulting, Chair, Development Committee.

“LexArts is honored to welcome these exemplary individuals to our board,” said Smith, Chairman of the Board. “Each brings unique experiences and perspectives from both their professional lives and their work in the community that will enhance our efforts to create a great American city inspired by the arts. We are happy to have the guidance and direction of these exceptional leaders.”

Continuing LexArts Board members for 2017 are: Di Boyer, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation; James Brown, LFUCG Council; Laurie A. Carter, Eastern Kentucky University; Julia Offutt Cauthen, Julia O. Cauthen Bloodstock; Brian L. Frye, University of Kentucky; Gina Greathouse, Commerce Lexington; Astarre Gudino, Taft Law; Gardner D. Heironymus, Keeneland Association; Donald Mason, The Lyric Theatre; Steve Matherly, Fifth Third Bank; Connie Jo Miller, Group CJ; Catherine Decker Mills, Toyota Motor Manufacturing KY, INC; Becky Neal Ochenkoski, tribeca trunk; Jeremy Paden, Transylvania University; Mary Quinn Ramer, VisitLEX; Andy Shea, Lexington Legends; Susan Simmons, Central Bank; Jason Sims, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; and Sarah Wylie Ammerman VanMeter, University of Kentucky.