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Corporate Moves: February 2018

New leadership for Kentucky businesses

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Michael Grim, Matt Neely and Kourtney Nett have been appointed as partners in MCM CPAs & Advisors Louisville and Jeffersonville offices.

Greg Pope has been named managing partner for the Louisville office of Ernst & Young.


Stephen Reily has been named director of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville. Reily has served as interim director of the museum since March 2017.


Sam Pollom has been promoted to vice president, director of operations and compliance for WealthSouth, a division of Farmers National Bank in Danville.

Anthony (Tony) Parrish has been promoted to chief executive officer of Winchester-based Peoples Exchange Bank. Parrish has served as chief operating officer since 2006.

Patricia (Trish) DeWitt has been named mortgage area sales manager for Fifth Third Bank’s Kentucky market.


Chris Ernst has been appointed senior vice president of Sullivan University.

James Buss has been named founding dean of Northern Kentucky University’s Honors College. He will assume the role on July 1, 2018.


Chris Poynter has joined Louisville-based Brown-Forman as public relations and partnership manager for Woodford Reserve.


Brian Mefford has been appointed executive director of the Kentucky Office of Entrepreneurship.

Andy Barber has been named state highway engineer for the Kentucky Department of Highways. Barber succeeds Patty Dunaway, who retired at the end of 2017.

Paul Looney has been appointed deputy secretary for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

E. Paulette Akers has been appointed director of the Kentucky Division of Conservation in the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources.


Tammy York Day has been named president of the newly formed Louisville Healthcare CEO Council.


Emma Wolfe has been elected as a new member of Dickinson Wright’s Lexington office.

Stephen Mattingly has been elected partner at the law firm of Dinsmore  Shohl. Mattingly works out of the firm’s Louisville office.

Bill Mabry has been appointed to lead the new Buckley King law office in Louisville.

Allison L. Brown and R. Benjamin Straus have been named partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. Carole D. Christian has been elected to the firm’s executive committee.


Braidy Industries has announced key hires and executive promotions for its new aluminum rolling mill in Greenup County: Chief Operating Officer – Blaine Holt; Executive Vice President of Business Development – Jaunique Sealey; General Manager – Gregg Whigham; Operational Readiness Manager –David Durci; Vice President of Research and Development – Eric Dahlgren; and Managing Director of the War Room – David Shealy.

Gary W. Parker has joined Louisville-based Kentucky Trailer as chief operating officer.


Jennifer Adams has been appointed Louisville development officer for Kentucky Education Television’s Commonwealth Fund.


Layla George has been named as president and CEO of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Louisville.


DeLaine Bender has been promoted to vice president of Lexington-based AMR Management Services and named to the organization’s executive team.

Angela Blackburn has joined Lexington-based Hawkins HR Consulting as senior HR consultant.

Mary Pat Regan has been named chief operating officer of TKT & Associates Inc., a Louisville consulting company.


Jamie Adams has been promoted to assistant vice president for NAI Isaac in Lexington.


Dr. Robert Gaston has joined Covington-based  CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI) as medical director.


Sammy Kinlaw has joined Lexington-based Lexmark as vice president of worldwide channel and OEM sales.

Terry Samuel has been named president of Kentucky Science & Technology Corp. and head of the Exomedicine Institute, a research and development think tank. Samuel succeeds KSTC founder and President Kris Kimel, who is leaving to assume an extended role at Space Tango Inc., a KSTC spin-off he co-founded in 2014.


Dan Mann has been named executive director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. He succeeds C.T. “Skip” Miller, who is retiring in March.


Paul Thompson has been named chairman and chief executive officer of Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities. He succeeds Victor Staffieri, who has announced his retirement effective March 8.