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Speed Art Museum Director Stephen Reily leaving position in spring; will stay until successor in place

The Speed Art Museum has announced that Stephen Reily will end his tenure as director in spring 2021. Earlier this year Reily informed the Museum’s Board of Trustees of his intention that his fourth full year as director would be his last. He will depart in spring 2021, once his successor has been identified and successfully onboarded with the organization. Stephen Reily “Once I realized that I...

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce selects Ashli Watts of Frankfort as President and CEO

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has named Ashli Watts of Frankfort as President and CEO of the state’s largest business association after an eight-month national search. She will take office on Nov. 1, succeeding Dave Adkisson, 66, who is retiring after serving 15 years in the position. Watts, 37, currently is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the Chamber, where she has led the organization’s...

Date set for public forum for the search for new president and CEO of LexArts

  LexArts wants to hear what the public has to say as they look for a new president and CEO.   An integral part of the search process is determining what role the new leader will play.   As such, the search committee and LexArts’ contracted search firm, Management Consultants for the Arts, have determined that a public discussion is in order.   The panel will be moderated...

A public forum will take place to help panel find LexArts CEO replacement

  The Board of Directors of LexArts is taking steps to find a new leader for their organization.   President & CEO Jim Clark announced his retirement would go into effect June 30 and the board wants to include citizens of Lexington in the conversation.   The board’s search committee is comprised of LexArts board members, representatives of the mayor’s office and the...