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On the Boards: March 2017

Kentuckians named to organizational leadership roles

BEREA COLLEGE

Michael D. Flowers has been elected to the Berea College board of trustees. Flowers recently retired as president and chief executive officer of American Bridge Co.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE BLUEGRASS

Adam Smith has been elected to the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass. Smith is a member with the law firm of Stites & Harbison in the Lexington office.

EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD

David Whaley, dean of Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services, has been elected board chair of the state’s Education Professional Standards Board.

FOUNDATION FOR KENTUCKY INDUSTRY

Paul Schreffler has joined the board of directors of Foundation for Kentucky Industry, a nonprofit foundation aligned with the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers that works to attract, educate and retain talent for the state’s manufacturing industries. Schreffler is vice chancellor for economic development and workforce solutions at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

GREATER LOUISVILLE INC.

Greater Louisville Inc. has announced its officers for 2017: Chair – Steve Hanson, Baptist Health; Immediate Past Chair – John Crockett, Frost Brown Todd; Chair-Elect – Evelyn Strange, AES Advanced Electrical Systems; Treasurer – Mike Ash, Fifth-Third Bank; Secretary and Legal Counsel – Jeff McKenzie, Bingham Greenebaum Doll. Spencer Bruce (Louisville Water Co.) and Russ Cox (Norton Healthcare) have joined GLI’s board of directors.

GREEN RIVER AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Crystal Patterson has joined the board of directors of the Green River Area Community Foundation, which serves the charitable interests of donors who have established charitable funds as part of a permanent, collective, philanthropic resource for the current and future needs of the region.  Patterson serves as counsel to the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs and is also employed as general counsel of Gulfstream Commercial Services and MidAmerica Jet Inc. and their affiliated entities.

HENRY CLAY CENTER FOR STATESMANSHIP

Merl Hackbart, Charlie Grizzle and Bob Babbage have been named to the board of directors of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders in the skills of negotiation, dialogue, and compromise. Hackbart is a professor of finance and public administration at the University of Kentucky. Grizzle is the chairman of The Grizzle Company, a Washington-based lobbying firm. Babbage is the leading lobbyist of Babbage Cofounder, a firm specializing in government relations and business strategies for public decisions.

KENTUCKY COMMISSION ON WOMEN

Krista Amy Fennel, Sarah Cameron, Brenda Lee Gluck, Miranda Leigh Aavatsmark, Greta Greenwade Jones and Danette J. Wilder have been appointed to the Kentucky Commission on Women.

KENTUCKY COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has elected Sherrill Zimmerman as its new chair. Ben Brandstetter has been elected vice chair.

KENTUCKY HOUSING CORP.

Louisville banker William E. Summers has been appointed to the board of directors of the Kentucky Housing Corp.

KENTUCKY PRESS ASSOCIATION

Deborah T. Givens has been named to the Kentucky Press Association/Kentucky Press Service board of directors. Givens is an assistant professor of journalism at Eastern Kentucky University.

LEXINGTON CLINIC

■ The Lexington Clinic board of directors has named its officers for 2017: President – Dr. Stephen C. Umansky; Vice President – Dr. Michael T. Cecil; Secretary – Dr. Kimberly A. Hudson; and Treasurer – Dr. Andrew C. McGregor. Other members of the board include Dr. Haider Abbas, Dr. Kyle Childers, Dr. Shailendra Chopra; Dr. Robert Davenport; Dr. Jamil Farooqui; and Dr. Gregory Osentinsky. Nick Rowe and Alan Stein have also joined this year’s board, becoming the first non-physicians to sit on the board on the directors.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN MBAS

■ The Louisville Chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs has announced its board of directors for 2017: President – Jill Morzillo; Co-Directors of Communications – Laura Z. Hatfield and Bethany Miller; Co-Directors of Membership – Gina Scott and Lisa Britton; Director of Sponsorship and Outreach – Tracey Purifoy-Moneypenny; Director of Finance – Linda Sullivan; and Director of Programming – Amanda Leonard.

PASSPORT HEALTH PLAN

Christian Furman and Douglas A. Winkelhake have been appointed to the board of directors of Passport Health Plan. Furman is a professor in the University of Louisville’s Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine and is medical director of the university’s Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging and administrative director of UofL’s Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment (GET) program. Winkelhake is president of the hospital division for Norton Healthcare.

SUNRISE CHILDREN’S SERVICES

■ The following individuals have been named to the board of directors of Sunrise Children’s Services, the state’s largest private child-services provider: Michael Edwards, senior pastor of Adairville Baptist Church; O’Neil Harrell, founder and president of South State Contractors Inc.; Joe A. Owen, chief executive officer and president of Guardian Group; and Leigh Ann Siener, co-founder of Parents with Hope.

UK GLUCK EQUINE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Stuart Brown has been named chair of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation. Michael Banahan has been named vice chair. Brown is a veterinarian and partner at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Banahan is director of farm operations for Godolphin LLC (USA).