On the Boards: December 2017

Kentuckians named to organizational leadership roles

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION

Darryl L. Kaelin has been named president of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Kaelin is professor and chief of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Louisville.

BLUEGRASS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Theodore Vittos and Brian Houillion have been appointed to the Bluegrass Community and Technical College board of directors. Vittos, of Lexington, is a business/marketing professional with Lexmark. Houillion, of Frankfort, is a special assistant to the secretary of the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet.

CENTRE COLLEGE

Jennie Peaslack Carlson and Sandra Frazier have been elected to the Centre College board of trustees. Carlson is chief human resources officer for U.S. Bancorp. Frazier is founder of Louisville-based Tandem Public Relations.

COMMISSION ON SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCACY

Sundeep Dronawat, Barry Eveland, Robert Devin Hudson, Darren K. West and Kristel Simon Smith have been appointed to the Commission on Small Business Advocacy. Dronawat, of Prospect, is an entrepreneur. Eveland, of Hanson, is president of Rocket Oil Co. Hudson, of Villa Hills, is an attorney. West, of Barbourville, is self-employed. Smith, of Frankfort, is executive director of Eastern Kentucky University’s Innovation and Commercialization Center. 

COMMUNITY TRUST BANK

Chad C. Street has been appointed to the board of directors of Community Trust Bank Inc. Street is the owner and president of East Kentucky Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Pikeville.

GREATER LOUISVILLE INC.

Nikki Jackson and Eddie Tyner have been named to the board of directors for Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce. Jackson is senior vice president and regional executive of the Louisville branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Tyner is regional president of The (Louisville) Courier-Journal and Gannett Inc.

HOPKINSVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Hollis Necomb White III, Shana M. McCombs and Franklin Darrell Crawford have been appointed to the Hopkinsville Community College board of directors. White, of Hopkinsville, is owner of Propulsys, Inc. McCombs, of Hopkinsville, is owner of Roller Dome Funplex. Crawford, of Hopkinsville, is pastor of Living Hope Baptist Church.

INDEPENDENT STATIONERS

Hope Hurst Lanham, of Hurst Office Suppliers in Lexington, has been elected to the board of directors of Independent Stationers. Independent Stationers is a nationwide member-owned business products cooperative.

KENTUCKY BOARD OF AGRICULTURE

Rebecca Lynn Brady, Anthony James Cowherd, Mary Bach, Charles Boyd II, Billy Glenn Turpin, Mark Reding, Samuel Moore, Marc Brian Ashby and Sharon Furches have been appointed to the State Board of Agriculture.

KENTUCKY BOARD OF AUCTIONEERS

Joseph F. Grimme has been appointed to the Kentucky State Board of Auctioneers. Grimme, of Fort Thomas, is an attorney with Fessler, Schneider & Grimme.

KENTUCKY BOARD OF HOME INSPECTORS

Larry Joe Walden has been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors. Walden, of Scottsville, is a maintenance tech with Winterwood, Inc.

KENTUCKY BOARD OF LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS

Andrea Drake Brooks has been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. Brooks, of Campton, is a counselor educator and clinical supervisor at Lindsey Wilson College.

KENTUCKY BOARD OF NURSING

Robyn Ann Wilcher and Michele Dickens have been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Wilcher, of Versailles, is a regional clinical director for Providence Group Health Care. Dickens, of Campbellsville, is a professor of nursing at Campbellsville University.

KENTUCKY HOUSING CORP.

Tammy Weidinger, Joanna Shake, Lisa Mann and Kimberly Thapar have been appointed to the Kentucky Housing Corp. board of directors. Weidinger, of Fort Thomas, is president/CEO of Brighton Center Inc. Shake, of Owensboro, is community and economic development director for the Green River Area Development District. Mann, of Russell Springs, is executive director for Lake Cumberland Housing Agency Inc. Thapar, of Edgewood, is a realtor.

KENTUCKY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE AUTHORITY

Richard Crist, Rebecca Ruby Swansburg, William Boggs and Jordan Lanham have been appointed to the Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority. Crist, of Florence, is a civil engineer and real estate developer. Swansburg, of Louisville, is chief marketing officer for Stonewood Financial. Boggs, of Maysville, is an insurance agent with State Farm. Lanham, of Philpot, is a project manager for Western Kentucky Minerals.

KENTUCKY STATE POLICE PERSONNEL BOARD

Daniel Joseph Smoot, Jarred Ball and Russell Eugene Harney have been appointed to the State Police Personnel Board. Smoot, of London, is retired from the Kentucky State Police, Operation UNITE and Appalachia HIDTA. Ball, of Frankfort, is an executive advisor with the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. Harney, of Dry Ridge, is retired from the Kentucky State Police and currently serves as an assistant professor of criminal justice.

KENTUCKY TELEHEALTH

Deborah Burton, Erika Skula, Dr. Brett Oliver, Dr. Janet Mills and Timothy L. Olsen have been appointed to the Telehealth Board. Burton, of Lexington, is telehealth program manager for KentuckyOne Health. Skula, of London, is president and CEO of Adventist Health System’s Manchester Memorial Hospital. Oliver, of Georgetown, is a physician with Baptist Health. Mills, of Louisville, is a pharmacist with the University of Louisville Hospital. Olsen, of Wilmore, is director of psychological health with the Kentucky Army National Guard.

KENTUCKY TRAVEL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

■ The Kentucky Travel Industry Association has elected its officers and new board directors for the coming year: Chair – Randy Newcomb, Kentucky Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau; Chair-Elect – Stacey Bowman, The Group Travel Leader; Immediate Past Chair – Vicki Fitch, Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau; Treasurer – Victor Patel, Best Western – Corbin Inn; Secretary – Eric Summe, meetNKY; Travel and Transportation Director – Sean Higgins, Mint Julep Tours; Convention and Visitors Bureau Director – Karen Williams, Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau; At-Large – Cynthia Bohn, Equus Run Vineyards; Joy Brown, Morehead Tourism; and Tricia Noel, Hopkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

THE LEXINGTON CENTER

■ The Lexington Center has elected new officers for the coming year: Chair – Craig Turner; Vice Chair – Holly Wiedemann; Secretary – Ray Ball; and Finance Chair/Treasurer – Robert Elliston. New appointees to the board include Patrick Madden and Ann Bakhaus. They join Brent Rice, Deirdre Lyons, PG Peeples, Willis Polk, Thomas Gaines, Bill Farmer and Kevin Stinnett. The Lexington Center manages and maintains Rupp Arena, the Lexington Opera House, the Lexington Convention Center, The Shops at Lexington Center and Triangle Park.

LOUISVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY

John A. Moore has been appointed to the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. Moore is chairman and CEO of Louisville-based Atria Senior Living.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY AREA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

Lewis Diaz has been elected chair of the board of the directors of the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. Diaz is a partner at the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl.

SOMERSET COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Jean Allison Cherry, Marshall Todd, Phillip D. Duncan, Gary Wayne Napier and Jonathan E. Arnett have been appointed to the Somerset Community College board of directors. Cherry, of Somerset, is a physician. Todd, of Nancy, is a residential contractor. Duncan, of Monticello, is a plant manager with East Kentucky Power Cooperative. Napier, of London, is an attorney. Arnett, of Somerset, is president and CEO of Southern Petroleum.

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