Who’s who for March 2022

New hires and promotions

Rose Grasch Camenisch Mains, PLLC, welcomed into the firm Howard Ball and Laura Chahan as new partners.

PGA TOUR Championship Barbasol Named Longtime Golf Event Professional Darren Nelson as tournament director.

Davis H. Elliot Company, Inc. (Elliot), a full-service electrical contractor headquartered in Lexington, promoted Billy Manning to the Vice President, Finance.

Lexington Public Library has made the following staff and management announcements: Kevin ImaiSHRM-SCP, has been appointed Director of Human Resources and will also chair the Library’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force; Ashley Sipple-McGraw joined the library as director of the eastern branch; Lori Davis, JD, will serve as head of workforce development. The library also announced the following promotions: Anna Marie Cornett to the Chief of Staff; Jonathan Francois to the marketing manager; and Jamie West to the learning and development manager. Stephanie Nalia was appointed to the board of directors, where she is a member of the budget and finance committee.

Michael W. JacobsFAIA, President of Omni Architects, retired after an incredible career as one of Kentucky’s preeminent architects.

Fasig-Tipton Company, Inc., announced the hiring of Leif Aaron as Director of Digital Sales.

chris roti was named president of Baptist Health Lexington. He succeeds Bill Sisson, who died on December 26, 2021, after more than 31 years as hospital president.

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board hosted Marc A. MathewsCPA, as a new member of the Board of Directors.

Lexington Christian Academy named Morgan Wilson as the school’s new finance director.

Brown-Forman Corporation announced that Jean Singer was elected to the company’s board of directors.

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton appointed charlie lanter the city’s first Commissioner for Housing Advocacy and Community Development. The new department combines six different urban divisions under the housing umbrella.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky announced three new members to its team. Chloe Atwater and Katy Walker join the health advocacy organization as political associates. Allied well joined as a communications associate.

CLARK Material Handling Company has appointed Brandon Bullard as Director of Sales and Marketing, and David Lasnek and Justin Richardson as regional sales managers.

The Child Neurology Foundation announced the appointment of Executive Director and CEO, Amy BrinMSN, MA, PCNS-BC, at the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council (NANDSC) of the National Health Institute.

The Lexington Legends, in association with the Louisville Slugger Hitting Science Center, announced that Lindsay Gardner will join the organization in a coaching role. Gardner’s hiring will make her the first female coach in Atlantic League history.

Commerce Lexington Appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Attorney Cassidy Rosenthal as the elected chair of its board for 2022. Rosenthal previously served as a member of the board and has been the organization’s general counsel since 2018. Stites & Harbison also hosted Shea Luna to the company’s health care practice, Drake Staples to its construction services group, and Brady Dunnigan to its real estate and banking services group.

The Lexington Clinic Board of Trustees elected the following officers for the year: Michael T. CecilMD, President; Kyle J. ChildrenMD, Vice President; Shailendra ChopraMD, secretary; Robert A. Davenport, MD, Treasurer. Other board members include Haider Abbasdoctor, David Alexanderdoctor, An-Yu Chendoctor, Jamil Farooquidoctor, Tharun Karthikeyandoctor, Jordan Prendergastdoctor, Nick Rowe and Alain Stein. The Lexington Clinic also announced two key leadership positions: Guard L. Raneedoctorate and S. Craig GillispieMHS, FACMPE, have joined the Lexington Clinic as Director of Operations – Surgical and Technical Services and Director of Operations – Medical Services, respectively.

Shrout Tate Wilson, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, appointed Robbie’s bottomPE, as main.

WLEX announced that the Kentucky native Sean Moody returns home to Bluegrass as an anchor/reporter for LEX18 News.

AppHarvest named Kevin Willis as a director of the company, as chair of the audit committee of the board and as a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee.


The Academy of Country Music has announced the nominations for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, honoring country music’s biggest stars and emerging talent, and celebrating the year’s top hits, most successful collaborations and thrilling performance. Rupp Arena in Lexington, was nominated for Arena of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.

Frontier Nursing Universitylocated in Versailles, Kentucky, offers the third-best family nurse practitioner online master’s degree program according to rankings compiled and published by U.S. News and World Report on January 25, 2022.

Whiskey magazine’s Icons of Whiskey awards announced the Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience as tourist attraction of the year and Jeff Crowe as Tourist Attractions Manager of the Year. Unveiled on June 14, 2021, as the Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience, the expansion and renovation of the Heaven Hill Distillery Visitor Center in Bardstown is the culmination of a multi-year, $125 million investment in the industry iconic of Kentucky and a model for the future of tourism since 2018.

Community Trust Bank, Inc.was recently honored for the 13th consecutive year with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) “Gold Lender Award” as the highest volume SBA 7a Community Bank of Kentucky lender in the 2020-21 federal fiscal year .

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