AMERICAN HEALTH LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
■ 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
■ 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.
JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVISORY BOARD
■ 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.
KENTUCKIANS FOR BETTER TRANSPORTATION
■ 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.
KENTUCKY BOARD OF NURSING
■ 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.
KENTUCKY BOARD OF OPTOMETRIC EXAMINERS
■ Dr. William Thomas Reynolds has been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners. Reynolds, of Richmond, is an optometrist.
KENTUCKY BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK
■ 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.
KENTUCKY NATURE PRESERVES COMMISSION
■ 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.
KENTUCKY PAROLE BOARD
■ Robert Powers has been appointed to the Kentucky Parole Board. Powers, of Harrodsburg, is the executive director of the Bridge Program.
KENTUCKY PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
■ Talina Rose Mathews, of Frankfort, has been appointed to the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
KENTUCKY REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
■ Shirley Wiseman has been appointed to the Kentucky Real Estate Commission. Wiseman is a Lexington homebuilder and realtor.
KENTUCKY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS
■ 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.
KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY
■ Roger Reynolds has been appointed to the Kentucky State University board of regents. Reynolds, of Louisville, is an entrepreneur and small-business owner.
KENTUCKY VETERANS HALL OF FAME
■ Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton has been elected to the board of directors of the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame.
LOUISVILLE REGIONAL AIRLIFT DEVELOPMENT INC.
■ 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.
LOUISVILLE SPORTS COMMISSION
■ 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.
MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY
■ 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.
MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY
■ 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.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
■ 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.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
■ 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.