Personnel file

Personnel File local hires and promotions: Week of July 14

July 14, 2014 


Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Beaumont: Anna Dennis has been named director. Jessica Wolf has been named assistant director.

WEKU-FM: Jonese Franklin has been named news director for the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University. Since 2011, Franklin has served as operations manager and local All Things Considered host for the station. The Versailles native has 11 years experience in public radio.


Central Bank: Beth Lakes has joined the bank as vice president, risk management officer. Robin Oliver has been named senior vice president, financial planning. Justin Whipple has joined the company as vice president, employee benefits officer. Brenda Oaks has been promoted to assistant vice president, Internet banking. Julie Szymanski has been promoted to vice president, special assets.

Employee Benefit Associates: Christina Heckathorn has joined the company as compliance specialist.

Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Co.: Jill Van Hook has been named assistant vice president. The Lawrenceburg native joined the Frankfort bank in 1999.

Health care

Baptist Health Foundation Richmond: Jeri Allison has been named director of development.


Dinsmore & Shohl: Luke A. Swain has joined the firm's Lexington office, where he will practice out of the corporate department working with the Taxation Group.


Lexington Children's Theatre: The following have been named to the board of directors for the 2014-2015 season: Heather Barron, Ball Homes, president; Debra Locker Griffin, Locker Public Relations, past president; Stephen Bradley Noel, BB&T Corp., treasurer; David Kidd, PNC Bank, treasurer elect; Thomas D. Flanigan, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, secretary; Jason T. Ams, Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Leslie Ann Asbury, LifePoint Hospitals; Ryan Barrow, Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet; Kelly Anne Beile, marketing consultant; Faith Calhoun, community volunteer; Monica Calleja, community volunteer; Jason Collins, Hilliard Lyons; Jane Fraebel, Bank of the Bluegrass; Laura Hayden, Rector Hayden Realtors; Susan Herren, community volunteer; Tempa Hohman, community volunteer; Laurel Raimondo Martin, Bluegrass Community and Technical College; LaToi Mayo, Littler Mendelson; Cory Reitz, Ray, Foley, Hensley & Co.; Mandy Roberts, Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners; Carol Sampson, Toyota; Melanie Simpson-Halpin, KV Oil & Gas; Lydia Curtz, Kentucky Refugee Ministries; Michelle Milby Gardner, Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church; Lezell J. Lowe, Auto Zone, Key News Radio; Robyn Selack, Lexmark International; Tracy Whipple, American Medical Response. Honorary board members: Lori DeSantis, Mapi; D. Eric Lycan, Steptoe & Johnson; Valerie Marshall, PNC Wealth Management; Jim Richardson, Morgan Stanley.

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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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