■ 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.