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Better Business Bureau names 2017-18 board members for Louisville, Western Kentucky & Southern Indiana

LOUISVILLE ( July 14, 2017) – The Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky today announced Sharon Kerrick, PhD, dean of the Bellarmine University Rubel School of Business, is the new chairman of the Better Business Bureau Board of Directors. Kerrick started on the BBB board in 2011 and quickly got BBB involved in the Financial Fiesta at the University of Louisville. Dr. Kerrick succeeds Raymond Strothman, Strothman and Co. PSC.

“Dr. Kerrick’s leadership in education, entrepreneurship, and the community will be a major asset to this BBB,” says BBB President/CEO Reanna Smith-Hamblin. “I am honored to have her as the next BBB Board Chair. I highly respect her keen business sense, as well as her big heart and love for the community.”

In addition to her BBB Board leadership, Kerrick has received numerous awards, including the Small Business Administration’s Veterans Small Business Advocate of the Year, Greater Louisville Inc. Technologist of the Year, Women 4 Women’s Leadership Award, among many others.

In addition to electing Dr. Sharon Kerrick as Board Chairman, the following officers were elected:

Chairman: Sharon Kerrick, PhD, Dean, Bellarmine University Rubel School of Business

Chair-Elect: Vern Eswine, President, The Marketing Company

Vice Chairman/Business & Consumer Affairs:

Ann Gregory, Partner & Owner, The Door Store and Windows
Vice Chairman/Membership & Marketing:
Cindy Seiler Reichert, Director of Project Management & Production Design, Brown-Forman Corporation

Vice-Chairman/Budget, Finance, Audit & Personnel/Treasurer:

Scott Graf, CPA, Corporate Controller, Café Press
Vice-Chairman/Event Planning & Welcoming Committee: Sam Cilone, President, FASTSIGNS

Chairman/Lincoln Trail Area Business Advisory Committee: Steve Wright, Managing Member, The Wright Legacy Group, LLC

Secretary: Michael Bailen, Director of Financial Analysis, Texas Roadhouse

President/CEO: Reanna Smith-Hamblin, Better Business Bureau

Immediate Past Chair: Raymond G. Strothman, President, Strothman & Company, PSC


The following new members were elected to the board:

Cindy Effinger, Senior Attorney, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC
Wes Henderson, COO, Louisville Distilling Company
Jacque Ramsey, Director of Marketing, Mortenson Family Dental
James Reynolds, President, Eclipse Roofing & Restoration
Adolfo Ben Ruiz, Creative Director, Adhawks, LLC
Karl Truman, Owner, Karl Truman Law Office
Alesha Yaney, Communications Specialist, Universal Woods

Kristy De Los Santos, MBA, Student, Bellarmine University (ex-officio member)

Returning board members include:

Michael Anderson, President, Anderson Business Group; Sharon Y. Board, CEO, Chemco Federal Credit Union; Kelly Burke, Chairman, Office Environment Company; Kevin Connelly, University of Louisville; Robert Frank, Div. Manager/Business Banking, Stock Yards Bank and Trust; Saul Garcia, President, Los Aztecas Mexican Restaurant; Jan Gordan, Executive Director, Spencerian College; Jackson C. Mullins, III, President, Fulfillment Concepts, Inc.; Nancy Smith, Vice President & Partner, Callistus Smith Agency; Brian Sternberg, General Manager, Sternberg Automotive Group; Dave Vogel, VP Operations, Louisville Water Co.; Brad Warren, Vice-President, MPI Printing