Marketing, On the Boards

On the Boards: Aug. 2017


Michael N. Fine has been named chair of the American Health Lawyers Association’s tax and finance practice group. Fine is a partner with the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs.


■ Back the Bluegrass, a statewide effort to build a stronger bench of Democratic millennial candidates, has announced its board members for the 2018 election cycle: McKenzie Cantrell, state representative, House District 38; Jacqueline Coleman, founder and president, Lead Kentucky; Adam Edelen, co-founder, New Kentucky Project and former state auditor; Colmon Elridge, former special assistant to Gov. Steve Beshear; Angela Evans, councilmember, Lexington District 6; Blair Haydon, executive director, Emerge Kentucky; Alison Lundergan Grimes, secretary of state; Trey McCutcheon, member, Teamsters 89; Christian Motley, senior manager, StriveTogether; Travis Scott, president, Kentucky Young Democrats; Adrian Wallace, board of directors, Kentucky NAACP; and Sellus Wilder, progressive activist, former vice mayor of Frankfort.


■ The following individuals have been appointed to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board: Ida Dickie, Louisville; Paula Ratliff Pedigo, Smiths Grove; Ricky Stiltner, Frenchburg; Carey Cockerell, Georgetown; Dalton Gordon, Maceo; Adria Elaine Johnson, Louisville; Gregory Joseph Jones, Independence; and Glenda Mae Edwards, Greensburg.


Steven Henderson has been named to the board of directors of Kentuckians for Better Transportation. Henderson is a member of the law firm of Stites & Harbison, based in the Louisville office.


Teresa Huber, Gail Elaine Wise and Dina Byers have been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Huber, of Maysville, is a nurse on faculty at Northern Kentucky University. Wise, of Mayslick, is a professor of nursing at Kentucky Christian University. Byer, of Murray, is an associate professor of nursing at Murray State University.


Dr. William Thomas Reynolds has been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners. Reynolds, of Richmond, is an optometrist.


Thomas “Jene” Hedden and Charlene Burlew have been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Social Work. Hedden, of Shelbyville, is a contract clinical therapist for Whitten Psychological Services. Burlew, of Burlington, is clinical director of residential-based services for the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky.


Larry Prentice Clark and Carl Wayne Breeding have been appointed to the Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission.  Clark, of Greensburg, is a farmer. Breeding, of Lexington, is an attorney.


Robert Powers has been appointed to the Kentucky Parole Board. Powers, of Harrodsburg, is the executive director of the Bridge Program.


Talina Rose Mathews, of Frankfort, has been appointed to the Kentucky Public Service Commission.


Shirley Wiseman has been appointed to the Kentucky Real Estate Commission. Wiseman is a Lexington homebuilder and realtor.


Wilburn Joe Brothers and James Fulkerson have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Kentucky Retirement Systems. Brothers, of Elizabethtown, is a retired plant manager. Fulkerson, of Owensboro, is a retired accountant.


Roger Reynolds has been appointed to the Kentucky State University board of regents. Reynolds, of Louisville, is an entrepreneur and small-business owner.


Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton has been elected to the board of directors of the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame.


■ The following individuals have been named to serve on the board of directors for Louisville Regional Airlift Development Inc., a newly formed coalition of business, community and government leaders who are working to bring more air service to Louisville: Chair – Koleman Karleski, investor; Vice Chair – Ed Glasscock, Frost Brown Todd; Secretary – Sandra Frazier, Tandem Public Relations; Treasurer – Michael Montjoy, Mountjoy Chilton Medley; Directors: Wendy Dant Chesser, One Southern Indiana; Roger Cude, Humana; Chuck Denny, PNC Bank; Terry Gill, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development; Brett Hale, Beam Suntory; Jim Hartlage, Hartlage Management Group; Pete Mahurin, Hilliard Lyons Financial Services; John Moore, Atria Senior Living; Jim O’Malley, Brown-Forman; Kent Oyler, Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI); Brad Richardson, Hardin County Chamber of Commerce; Lesa Seibert, Mightily (Louisville Regional Airport Authority director); Kerry Stemler, K.M. Stemler Co.; Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, Louisville Forward/Louisville Metro Government; and Karen Williams-Goetz, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau. 


■ The following individuals have been appointed to the board of directors of the Louisville Sports Commission: Travis Doster, Texas Roadhouse; Amber Halloran, The Kentucky Center; Steve Hester, Norton Healthcare; and Nick Sarantis, Baptist Health Sports Medicine. Elected as officers are: Chair – David Wombwell, US Bank; Vice Chairman – John Willmoth, Poplar Ventures; Secretary – Casner Wheelock, Middleton Reutlinger; Treasurer – Phil Poindexter, Stock Yards Bank & Trust; and Immediate Past Chair – Wendy Wagoner, LG&E/KU Energy. Elected to serve a one-year term on the commission’s executive committee are: Cleo Battle, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau; Dr. Stacie Grossfeld, Orthopaedic Specialists; Brett Hale, Beam Suntory; Ed Hartless, 4th Street Live!; John Hollenbach, Hollenbach Oakley Development; David Phillips, Palladium Consulting; Phil Poindexter, Stock Yards Bank & Trust; Jason Rittenberry, Kentucky Venues; Marty Storch, Louisville Metro Parks Department; Gary Ulmer, Louisville Bats; Lani VanderToll, KentuckyOne Health; Wendy Wagoner, LG&E/KU Energy; Casner Wheelock, Middleton Reutlinger; John Willmoth, Poplar Ventures; and David Wombwell, US Bank.


Deborah Haydon Long has been appointed to the Morehead State University board of regents. Long, of Lexington, is proprietor of Dudley’s on Short restaurant.


Don Irvin Tharpe has been appointed to the Murray State University board of regents. Tharpe, of Nicholasville, is a past president of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation and former executive director of the Association of School Business Officials International.


The University of Kentucky Alumni Association has announced its 2017-2018 board of directors officers: President – Susan Van Buren Mustian, Hebron; President-Elect – J. Fritz Skeen, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; and Treasurer – Taunya A. Phillips, Lexington.


Sandra Robbin Shuffett and Derrick Ramsey have been appointed to the University of Kentucky board of trustees. Shuffett, of Nicholasville, is a physician for Baptist Health and a part-time farmer. Ramsey, of Lexington, is secretary of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.

Corporate Moves, Marketing

Corporate Moves: Aug. 2017


Patrick Farnan has been named business banking manager for Fifth Third Bank’s Kentucky region. Farnan will be focused on the Louisville and Lexington markets. Roni Karbach has been promoted to consumer market manager for Kentucky.

Rusty Clark, senior vice president of Danville-based Farmers National Bank, has been pro-moted to head of lending. Kevin Arnold has been promoted to senior vice president, senior lender for the bank.

Julia Pigg has been promoted to market vice president for Community Trust Bank. Pigg is the branch manager of the Mount Vernon Bypass office.

David Greenwell has been promoted to executive vice president and chief credit officer for Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. in Bardstown.


Bill Quenemoen has been named chief executive officer of Lexington-based Denham-Blythe Co.


Karen Finan has been named president and chief executive officer of the newly formed Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance.


Mark Shanda has been named dean of the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts. Shanda comes to the position from The Ohio State University, where he is a professor and season producer in the College of Arts and Science’s Department of Theatre.

Donna Hedgepath has been promoted to provost and vice president for academic affairs at Campbellsville University.

■ The University of Kentucky has named Mark F. Newman as executive vice president for health affairs. Newman will succeed Michael Karpf, who is retiring.

Dr. Donald J. Egan has been appointed director of contact lenses at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry.

Michael Montross has been named chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.

Christian Brady has been named as the first dean of the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky.

Karen Damron has been named dean of the Elliott School of Nursing at the University of Pikeville. Mathys J. Meyer has been named as the university’s first dean of student success.

Jing Li has been named associate director of the University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research and the new director of the Office of Value and Innovation in Healthcare Delivery.

Barry Swanson has been named chief
procurement officer for the University of


Jackie Zykan has been certified as master taster of Brown-Forman’s Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. Brown-Forman has appointed Tom Vernon as Woodford Reserve global brand ambassador. 


Sean Southard has been named director of communications for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

Richard Todd Cooper has been appointed judge-executive of Ballard County.

Jessica Ann Moore has been appointed district judge for the 30th judicial district, division 11.

Larry Gillis has been appointed ombudsman for the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet.

Darryl Scott Lavery has been appointed circuit judge for the 30th judicial circuit, division 2.


Greg White has been named vice president of finance for Louisville-based PharmaCord. Chad Forinash has been named senior director of pharmacy and clinical services.


■ Louisville-based Humana Inc. has named Sam Deshpande to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief risk officer.


Adam Hall has been elected as the new chief executive officer of Frost Brown Todd, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Hall will succeed George Yung, who is stepping down from the position next year.

James R. Irving has been named managing partner of Bingham Greenebaum Doll’s Louisville office.

Daniel Cameron has been named as a principal of CivicPoint, Frost Brown Todd’s full-service public affairs subsidiary. Cameron, who has served as legal counsel to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell since March 2015, will also serve as a senior associate in FBT’s litigation department.


Keith Inman has been named president of Kosair Charities in Louisville. Inman succeeds Randy Coe, who is retiring as president but will remain on the organization’s board of directors.


Ying (Vivian) Liu has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of Lexington-based Lexmark International.


Gary Hammes has been named president of Erlanger-based Delta Private Jets.


Mason B. Rummel has been named president and chief executive officer of The James Graham Brown Foundation in Louisville.

Darren Srebnick has rejoined World Trade Center Kentucky as chief trade officer.