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Community Foundation of Louisville adds four prominent community leaders to board of directors

The Community Foundation of Louisville has announced the appointment of four prominent community leaders as directors on its governing board. José Neil Donis, Dana Jackson, Armon R. Perry and Kris Sirchio will each serve a three-year term. “With their wealth of experiences and unique perspectives, José, Dana, Armon and Kris will each offer rich and thoughtful guidance that will advance the Community...

Thoroughbred Charities of America appoints five new members to board of Directors

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today the appointment of Leah O’Meara, Andy Hils, Erik Johnson, Marshall Gramm, and Marette Farrell to its Board of Directors. “We are delighted to welcome these wonderful people to the TCA board,” said Mike McMahon president of TCA. “Our board is committed to carrying on the good work started by our founders over 30 years ago. These new board...

Dr. Maria Small unanimously approved as newest board member at Frontier Nursing University

Dr. Maria J. Small was unanimously approved as the newest member of the Frontier Nursing University Board of Directors during the Board’s meeting on July 22. Small is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist within the field of obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University Medical Center. “I am honored to join the Frontier Nursing University Board of Directors,” Small said. “I have long been...

Republic Bank & Trust Company appoints George Nichols to board of directors

Republic Bank & Trust Company has appointed George Nichols III to its Board of Directors. Nichols has spent nearly three decades in the financial services industry and currently serves as President & CEO of The American College of Financial Services in Pennsylvania. Prior to this role, he served in various senior leadership roles with New York Life Insurance Company during a 17-year tenure. “George...

WKU Alumni Association Board of Directors appoints 16 members to serve on Diversity & Inclusion Council

The Western Kentucky University Alumni Association Board of Directors recently appointed 16 individuals to serve as founding members of the newly established Diversity & Inclusion Council. The founding members were selected from a competitive nominee pool of 45 individuals from across the country who have professional expertise or volunteer experience working with diversity and inclusion programs....

Kentucky Lottery enjoys strong performance in May; total of $132.1 million in sales helps KLC rebound

The Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s board of directors announced strong sales in the month of May have helped get the KLC back on track to meet budgeted sales amounts for the year. According to Interim Chief Operating Officer Maggie Garrison, May sales were $132.1 million, which is $33.7 million or 31.9 percent more than budgeted. “This was led by increases in our Scratch-off ticket sales, which...

Thomas Barrow Stephens joins Bluegrass Community and Technical College Board of Directors

Thomas Barrow Stephens has been joined the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Board of Directors. Stephens is an attorney and entrepreneur focused on new business development and government modernization. Stephens held various positions in government, and most recently he was the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Secretary. In addition, he served on numerous boards including the Kentucky Registry of...

Olivia Johnson Scholz to join Bluegrass Community and Technical College Board of Directors

Olivia Johnson Scholz has joined the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Board of Directors. Scholz founded the Bluegrass Business Cooperative (BGBC) that serves small businesses throughout the region. The BGBC provides guidance that helps independent businesses save money while improving operational efficiency. Olivia Johnson Scholz In addition, Scholz serves as the president and chief financial...

Postsecondary education leader Leo Calderón named to Prichard Committee board of directors

Community leaders, educators and students were among the seven new members named recently to the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. The committee also elected new officers at its recent annual meeting. Postsecondary education leader Leo Calderón was named to the Prichard Committee board of directors. During his almost 33 years at Northern Kentucky University, he has served as director for...

Louisville Sports Commission appoints six new members to board of directors for three-year terms

The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) has appointed six new members to its board of directors and re-elected two members. The new and re-elected board members will be serving a three-year term of July 1 through June 30, 2022. The LSC also welcomes a new slate of officers, including John Willmoth, managing partner of Poplar Ventures, who was elected as chairman of the board. The new board members are:...

Leadership Kentucky announces new board members; Teresa Trimble Hail named 2019 Chair

Leadership Kentucky (LKY), one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the United States, announced its new 2019 Board Chair and the appointment of several new members to the 2019 Executive Committee and Board of Directors. LKY board members are responsible for continuing the mission and values of the organization, as well as executing the organization’s strategic...

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope names Pete Hester, Chris Johnson to Board of Directors

Pete Hester Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, which offers a variety of equine-assisted activities and therapies at its base in the Kentucky Horse Park, is pleased to welcome Pete Hester, MD and Chris Johnson to its Board of Directors. Originally from Garden City, New York, Dr. Hester is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. After completing his Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at the...

Kentucky Retail Federation names 2019 board of directors; Kevin Cranley selected KRF chairman

The Kentucky Retail Federation has named Alicia Dawson (McDowell Professional Pharmacy), Robert Allen Adcock (Walmart Stores), Michael Cox (Pieratt’s Furniture and Appliance) and Adam Hinton (Hinton Mills) to the Federation’s 2019 board of directors. Kevin Cranley, president of Willis Music Company, was named the chairman of the board. He has served on the board since 2016 and brings 40 years...

United Way of the Bluegrass announces new board members; Paul Rooke will serve as chairman

United Way of the Bluegrass announced the appointment of seven new members to its Regional Board of Directors. Paul Rooke New members include Alethea Bernard; Sarah Bosso (Robert Half), Cam Freeman (Old National Bank), Bob Kain (Jack Kain Ford), Don Tharpe (Ashley Rountree), Sharon Votaw (Lexmark), and Frank Voss (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky). Paul Rooke, who retired as Chairman and CEO of...

Thoroughbred Charities of America announces the appointment of three new board members

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today the appointment of Davant Latham, Sheila Rosenblum, and Lesley Campion to its Board of Directors. “I’m excited to welcome our new board members,” said Mike McMahon president of TCA. “They are high energy and results-driven people. TCA and our grant recipients will benefit from their involvement.” Davant Latham, Sheila Rosenblum, and...

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky announces Lawrence Prybil as newest board member

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky announced today that Lawrence Prybil, PhD., LFACHE, former Associate Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, is the newest member of its 15-person Board of Directors. Prybil has been appointed to complete a term that ends in December 2019; he will be eligible for two additional three-year terms thereafter. Dr. Lawrence Prybil “We’ve...