BLUEGRASS TOURISM MARKETING ASSOCIATION
■ The Bluegrass Tourism Marketing Association has announced its new board of directors for 2017: President – Amy Meyer, Red River Gorge Zipline and Cliffview Resort; Vice President of Membership – Monica Plut, Hyatt Regency Lexington; Vice President of Programming – Becca Rogers, VisitLex; Secretary – Amy Stamper, Embassy Suites by Hilton; Treasurer – Lara Mire Justice, TownePlace Suites by Marriott; and Immediate Past President – Eli Mertens, TravelHost Magazine. At-large board members include: Amy Jackson, The Thoroughbred Center; Sid Yarbrough, Avis/Budget Rent A Car; Courtney Jones, Keeneland/Airport Residence Inn, Courtyard, and Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott; Tiffany Hart, Blue Grass Airport; and Rachel Bailey, Hyatt Place.
COMMISSION ON CANCER
■ Dr. Tim Mullett has been appointed to the Commission on Cancer, a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients. Mullett is medical director of both the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Affiliate and Research Networks.
COMMUNITY TRUST BANK
■ Community Trust Bank has announced new advisory board members for the Lexington and Versailles markets. Joining the advisory board for the Lexington market are: James E. Keeton III, Kentucky American Water; William Todd Sallee, Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance Co.; and Daryl W. Smith, LGE&E/KU Energy. Jack Givens, of the Bowlin Group in Walton, Ky., has joined the advisory board for the Versailles market.
CONSTRUCTION LAWYERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA
■ Stites & Harbison attorney Bill Geisen has been appointed as the inaugural president of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. Geisen is a member (partner) of Stites & Harbison’s Covington office and chair of the firm’s construction service group.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS LEXINGTON
■ Nanci House, Lindsay Hughes Thurston and Kathryn McGuire have been named to the board of directors of Dress for Success Lexington, an organization that works to help women achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools. House is a partner at White, McCann & Stewart PLLC in Winchester. Thurston is assistant secretary of state. McGuire is owner and founder of Best Dressed Lex LLC. Officers for the organization include: Chair – Diane Verhalen, Alliance Financial Planning; Vice Chair – Candace French, Software Information Systems; Treasurer – Tiffane Thompson, Tempur Sealy International Inc.; and Secretary – Elizabeth Paul, Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance.
JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVISORY BOARD
■ Justin “Jay” Miller has been elected to chair Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, a federally mandated group charged with reviewing Kentucky’s juvenile justice system, laws, and monitoring Kentucky’s juvenile correctional institutions. Miller is an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky College of Social Work.
KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
■ The Kentucky Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced its officers for 2017: President – Katie Fussenegger, ShelbyKY Tourism Commission and Visitors Bureau; Vice President – Troy Beam, Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission; Treasurer – Eric Summe, MeetNKY; Secretary – Nancy Turner, Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission; and Past President – Tricia Noel, Hopkins County Tourist & Convention Commission.
KENTUCKY DISTILLERS’ ASSOCIATION
■ The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has announced its board of directors for 2017: Chair – Ryan Ashley, Four Roses Distillery; Vice Chair – Rob Samuels, Beam Suntory/Maker’s Mark; Secretary-Treasurer – Rick Robinson, Wild Turkey Distillery; Larry Kass, Heaven Hill Brands; Pauline Rooney, Diageo North America; Joseph J. Magliocco, Michter’s; and Campbell Brown, Brown-Forman.
KENTUCKY FILM COMMISSION
■ Branscombe Richmond, Kent Masterson Brown, Roger Rehm Cowden, Karen K. Lawrence and Merry-Kay Poe have been appointed to the Kentucky Film Commission.
KENTUCKY HUMANITIES COUNCIL
■ David Anthony Shuffett has been appointed to the Kentucky Humanities Council. Shuffett, of Nicholasville, is an independent television producer and columnist for Kentucky Living magazine.
KENTUCKY LOTTERY CORP.
■ William M. Schult has been appointed to the Kentucky Lottery Corp. board of directors. Schult, of Edgewood, is vice president and CFO of Pro Mach Inc.
KENTUCKY STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY
■ Theodore Joseph Funk, Albert Franklin Harris and Toni Carver-Smith have been appointed to the Kentucky State Board of Accountancy, the state agency responsible for licensing and regulating certified public accountants and CPA firms in Kentucky.
■ LexArts has elected 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.
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE URBAN COUNTY AIRPORT BOARD
■ Garyen Denning has been appointed to the board of directors of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board. Denning is currently a managing partner of Lexington-based CRM Companies Restaurant Group.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. STATE COMMISSION
■ Jim Douglas Karibo, Natasha Murray, Tiffany Yeast and Yvette Monique Smith have been appointed to the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission. The mission of the commission is to promote the principles of racial equality and nonviolent social change espoused by the late civil rights leader.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECRETARIES OF STATE
■ Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has been appointed to the executive board of the National Association of Secretaries of State. She will serve as the Southern Region vice president.
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
■ Eric Lycan has been elected vice president for judicial affairs and chair of the judicial affairs committee for the Republican National Lawyers Association. Lycan is a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl’s Lexington office.
STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE
■ Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has been appointed to the State Justice Institute’s board of directors.
SJI is a federal nonprofit corporation that awards grants to improve the quality of justice in state courts and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts.
STATEWIDE ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
■ Kelly Anne Knoop, Carol H. Estes, Duke Pettit, Veronica Hazard, Sharon S. Fields, David Wayne Dennis, Dorothy James Jenkins, Joe L. Cowan and Yayo Sadda Radder have been appointed to the Statewide Advisory Council for Vocational Rehabilitation.
THE OLIVER GROUP
■ Jude Thompson and Purna Veer have been named to the advisory council for The Oliver Group, a Louisville leadership consulting firm. Thompson is president and partner of AgentLink, a health insurance brokerage firm. Veer is founder and president of V-Soft Consulting.