GBBN Architects: Jason Groneck has been named a senior associate with the full-service architecture and design firm. The University of Kentucky graduate will oversee the day-to-day operations of the firm's Louisville office.
Community Trust Bank: Penny Nichols has been promoted to assistant controller.
United Bank: Jacob Schirmer has been named senior vice president and commercial lender.
Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association: The following have been named officers for 2012-13: Dr. Deborah Spike-Pierce, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, president; Dr. Mark Smith, Knox County Veterinary Services, Barbourville, president elect; Dr. Vicky Owens McGrath, All Creatures Animal Hospital, Bowling Green, vice president; Dr. Summer Buckner, Gluck Wills Animal Hospital, Owensboro, secretary/treasurer; and Dr. Phil Prater, Morehead State University Veterinary Technology Program, Morehead, immediate past president.
Kentucky Horse Council: The following have been elected directors of the board: Steve Barbour, Sheltowee Trace Association; Joyce Brinsfield, Ballyhigh Show Stable; Sarah Coleman, Lexington Catholic High School's Equine Academy; Peter Doth, Cherry Orchard Stud; Kathy Hopkins, Kentucky Horse Park; Tammy Platt, Morehead State University; Curt Ramsey, Lane's End Oak Tree Division; Bob Rushing, Rushing and Associates; Don Sorrell, Campbell County extension agent; and Mike Tobin, Kentucky Farm Bureau. Elected to other positions were Ted Kuster, Shawhan Place and Hillstock Farm, treasurer; Harold Rainwater, Asbury University, educational representative; Erin Woodall, U.S. Pony Club, secretary.
Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations: N. Gregory Pettit has been named managing director of the firm's Lexington office.
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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo