■ David Sorrell has joined Dean Dorton as an associate director in accounting and financial outsourcing, with an equine accounting focus. Sorrell comes to the position from Three Chimneys Farm, where he served as chief financial officer.
■ Jessica Harris has been promoted to director – architecture at TEG Architects in Louisville.
■ Chris Jackson has joined Citizens Union Bank in Shelbyville as vice president-senior SBA lender.
■ Community Trust Bank has announced the following appointments: Debbie Baber – market assistant vice president; Michele Branham – assistant vice president; Delena Clevinger – assistant vice president; Will G. Davis – assistant vice president, relationship officer for retirement/institutional services; Shirie Hawkins – commercial loan officer and assistant vice president; Jessica Kendrick – market assistant vice president, Danville; Michael J. Kenney – vice president; Tammy Kidd – vice president; Ethel Sparks – market assistant vice president; Dominique Vandenberg – market assistant vice president, Richmond; Ashley White – assistant vice president; and Jimmy Workman – assistant vice president.
■ Brandon Neal has joined the Bowling Green office of WealthSouth as vice president, wealth management advisor. James Fereday has joined the Lexington office of WealthSouth as senior vice president, chief investment officer. Clint Long has joined the Lexington office as vice president, institutional investment consultant.
■ Gail Burke Tway Bride has joined Hilliard Lyons Trust Co.’s Louisville office as senior vice president and portfolio manager.
■ Laura Damron has been named director of public affairs at the University of Pikeville.
■ Mark Arant has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Murray State University.
■ Mary Gratzer has been named as the first-ever director of the Kentucky Bourbon Affair.
■ Brandon Rhoten has been named global chief marketing officer for Louisville-based Papa John’s International.
■ Daniel S. Dumas has been appointed to oversee Kentucky’s adoption and foster care system.
■ Ronald “Brian” Wright has been named commonwealth’s attorney for the 29th judicial circuit of Kentucky, representing Adair and Casey counties.
■ Timothy Ray “Tim” Coleman has been named circuit judge for the 38th judicial circuit, division 1, representing Butler, Edmonson, Hancock and Ohio counties.
■ Frederick Smock has been named by Gov. Matt Bevin as Kentucky’s poet laureate for 2017-2018. Smock is a Louisville poet, author and teacher.
■ Blake Ross Chambers has been named commonwealth’s attorney for the 38th judicial circuit of Kentucky.
■ Kindred Healthcare has named Brian
Holzer as president of Kindred Innovations, where he will be responsible for furthering the company’s portfolio of innovative post-acute care products and services on a national level. Kindred Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer William Altman will take on the additional responsibility of chief of staff to Kindred President and CEO Benjamin A. Breier.
■ Chris Chirumbolo has been named president and chief executive officer of Carespring, a Northern Kentucky company that specializes in rehabilitation and long-term health care services.
■ Passport Health Plan has promoted Carl Felix to the position of vice president and chief operating officer.
■ Calvin Fulkerson, Bill George, Amber Knouff, Kyle Virgin, Chad Thompson and Kathryn Eckert have joined the McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland law firm in Lexington.
■ Nancy A. Spivey has been named marketing director for DBL Law, a full-service firm with offices in Crestview Hills, Louisville and Cincinnati.
■ Andrew L. Sparks has joined Dickinson Wright’s Lexington office.
■ Jerquil Campbell has joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana as vice president of development and communications.
■ James Mueller has joined Hagan Properties Inc. in Louisville as chief operating officer.
■ L. Allyson Honaker
has been named general counsel of the Kentucky Gas Association.
■ Bill Laramee has been named of counsel for Trek Advancement, a Lexington philanthropy consulting firm specializing in higher education and nonprofit fundraising.
■ Barney Estes has been named general manager of Newport on the Levee.
■ Sarah Pickerel has been named executive director of the Republican Party of Kentucky.
■ Jan Craigmiles has joined Lexington-based Associations International as vice president of people and communications.