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Corporate Moves: December 2017

New leadership for Kentucky businesses

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Kristin McDonner and Howard Wagner have been elected as new partners and principals of Crowe Horwath. Both McDonner and Wagner work out of the firm’s Louisville office.


Michael Wiener has joined Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. of Bardstown as chief investment officer.

Thomas Hager has been named president of WealthSouth, a division of Farmers National Bank of Danville.


Ellen S. Kuhn has been named member relations and sales manager for One Southern Indiana, the chamber of commerce and local economic development organization for Clark and Floyd, Indiana, part of the metro Louisville market.

Mark S. Snell has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corp.

Jeff O’Brien has been named director of Develop Louisville.

Deborah Bilitski has been named deputy director and vice president of the Waterfront Development Corp. in Louisville. She succeeds Mike Kimmel, who is retiring on Jan. 31.


Jonathan Pruitt has joined the University of Louisville as chief financial officer. Pruitt comes to the position from the University of North Carolina System, where he was senior vice president for finance and budget and chief financial officer.

Ashish Vaidya has been elected president of Northern Kentucky University. Vaidya will assume his role as president of NKU on July 1, 2018.

Kathleen Driskell has been promoted to director of Spalding University’s Low Residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing program. She succeeds Sena Jeter Naslund, who co-founded the program in 2001.

Ande Durojaiye has been named vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs at Northern Kentucky University.


Andrea Zahumensky has been named chief marketing officer of Louisville-based KFC U.S.

Lexington-based restaurant chain Fazoli’s has announced the following appointments: Jeff Sturgis, chief development officer; Rodney Lee, chief financial officer, and Jodie Conrad, vice president of marketing.


Hilda Legg has been named state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture office of Rural Development in Kentucky.

Greg Ladd has been named executive director of legal services and general counsel for the Kentucky Department of Local Government.

Shelly L. Alvey has been appointed commonwealth attorney for the 55th judicial circuit of Kentucky.

Brian Lacefield has been appointed executive director of the Kentucky Farm Service Agency.


Jim Mattingly has been named chief financial officer and executive vice president of Louisville-based ResCare Inc.

Denise Dunn has been named chief nursing officer at Baptist Health Madisonville.


Elizabeth Barrera has joined the Lexington office of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland.


Kosair Charities in Louisville has announced the following appointments: President – Keith Inman; Director of Development for Impact Giving – Sarah Hugenberg; Director of Development – Chris Day; and Director of Development – Taylor Davis.


Aubrey Meiners has joined Horizon Commercial Realty in Louisville as marketing administrator. She succeeds Krystal Kettler, who has joined the firm’s property management team.


Richard Reilly has been named president of Galerie, a Hebron confectionery and gifts company.


Kevin Mays has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer for Owl’s Head Alloys, a Bowling Green secondary aluminum recycling company.