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People in the News: LexPhil announces new team; three Fayette principals in leadership program

The Lexington Philharmonic \introduced four new additions to the orchestra’s administrative team for the 2016-2017 season.

John Thompson became a full-time employee with the Lexington Philharmonic in January 2016. Before accepting the role as Marketing & Development Associate Manager, Thompson was LexPhil’s Patron Data Coordinator and served in the LexPhil Box office during his undergraduate coursework. Alongside his experience with the LexPhil, John has also held marketing internships with Music for All (Indianapolis, IN) and Central Music Academy of Lexington.

John Thompson

John Thompson

Trish Roberts Hatler, Advancement Manager, has been an active Development Specialist throughout Kentucky for over 15 years. Before joining LexPhil, Hatler worked for Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, the Kentucky Bar Association and The Office of the Governor of Kentucky. Hatler is a member of numerous professional affiliations and holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Centre College.

Trish Hatler

Trish Hatler

Vince Dominguez, Marketing & Communications Manager, began his studies at Arizona State University, where he studied instrumental performance and business administration. After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree, Vince attended the University of Kentucky to pursue a Masters of Music in Performance & Pedagogy. After graduating from UK, Vince relocated to Chicago, IL, working as both a marketing specialist and woodwind instructor at several non-profits including the Ravinia Festival (Highland Park, IL), Merit School of Music (Chicago, IL) and DanSpiek Dance Theatre (NY, NY).

Sarah Thrall, General & Personnel Manager, will join the Lexington Philharmonic in fall of 2016. Based out of New York, she studied viola performance at Mannes College, The New School of Music. Before joining LexPhil, Thrall held several arts administration positions at Music for Life International (New York), the Aspen Music Festival (Aspen, CO) and the Julliard School of New York City. Sarah has performed regularly as a violist with several renowned summer festivals including the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute and the Interlochen Arts Academy.

The Lexington Philharmonic, founded in 1961, is the only professional orchestral organization in central Kentucky. Last year, LexPhil presented over 200 concerts and educational programs, including its Season Series, Holiday Concerts, Peanut Butter & Jelly Series for young children, Music Builds STEAM education programs, community programs and outdoor summer concerts. More information and tickets can be found at www.lexphil.org.

UK’s Grise named Bar Association Meritorious Service Award winner

Jane Grisé, director of academic success and legal writing instructor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, has been named the American Bar Association’s Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs’ (CoLAP) 2016 Meritorious Service Award winner.

Jane Grise

Jane Grise

The award recognizes a law student, law school, staff or faculty member who implemented a significant initiative or made a contribution toward law student mental and physical wellness through prevention, education, intervention and treatment of substance abuse, addiction and mental illness with the law student population.

Grisé was nominated for this prestigious award by Yvette Hourigan, director of the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program, and chosen for her leadership and implementation of the Dean’s Challenge Program at UK Law.

Three Fayette principals in leadership program

Three Fayette County principals have begun a year-long executive-level leadership training course usually reserved for the nation’s top CEOs. An advisory board made up of business leaders and school superintendents chose these women for the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s 2016-2017 Leadership Institute for School Principals:

Jennifer Fish of Lansdowne Elementary, sponsored by Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC;
Leigh Ann McLaughlin of Southern Elementary, sponsored by Kentucky American Water; and
Meredith Ramage of Northern Elementary, sponsored by Kentucky American Water and Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.
“I believe when adults commit to continuous professional learning, our children reap every benefit. The commitment and benefits will most certainly keep a school on the path of continuous improvement,” McLaughlin said.

A total of four dozen principals participated in classes this summer at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C., a top-ranked global provider of executive education. They will also attend follow-up sessions in the fall and early next year at the Kentucky Chamber’s headquarters in Frankfort.

Staff report

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