■ The Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners recently selected 70 nurse practitioner leaders for induction to FAANP. Among the 70 to receive this prestigious honor were four Kentucky nurse practitioners—Elizabeth Partin, Sharon Lock, Julianne Ewen and Kit Devine.
Devine is a partner in Fertility & Endocrine Associates and president and co-owner of the Louisville Reproductive Center. She serves as adjunct faculty for graduate nursing students at Bellarmine University and Frontier Nursing University. Devine practices as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and functions as the Clinical Director for her infertility and gynecologic patients.
Ewen is an FNP Employed with KentuckyOne Health Medical Group sub-specializing in geriatrics and advanced practice policy expert for Catholic Health Initiatives. She is also faculty for Northern Kentucky University.
Lock is professor, director of faculty practice and coordinator of the Primary Care NP program at the University of Kentucky. She provided leadership in the first DNP program in the country and has taught in the program since it began in 2001. In addition, Lock is co-director of the UK College of Nursing Norton Healthcare Academic Partnership which will prepare 150 advanced practice nurse with the DNP degrees. She currently leads the development of a UK College of Nursing Clinic which will provide health care for residents in rural Kentucky.
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Partin owns her own clinic in rural Kentucky where she has practiced since 1991.
AANP established the FAANP program in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education, or policy.
For more information, visit Aanp.org. To locate an NP in your community, go to Npfinder.com.
■ Community Trust Bancorp has been recognized for the second consecutive year as one of "America's 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies." Community Trust was ranked second in the Small Cap category ($250 million to $1 billion).
■ Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics landed on Inc. magazine's list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies for the 11th consecutive year. Generating more than $2.1 billion in revenue in 2014, with a 105-percent growth rate over the last three years, TQL is the only company in the logistics and transportation industry to reach the 11-time benchmark.
In addition to its consistent revenue growth, Inc. recognized as TQL as a leader in job creation; the company added 1,447 jobs across the country in a three-year span.TQL has an office in Lexington at 2473 Fortune Drive, No. 145. Phone: (859) 263-7129.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria is available at Inc.com/inc5000.
■ Chamber of Commerce executives from across Kentucky were in Montreal recently for professional development, networking and best practices discussions at the 2015 Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Annual Convention.
In addition, Commerce Lexington was named one of 13 finalists for ACCE Chamber of the Year. This marks the second consecutive year that Commerce Lexington has been recognized as a finalist for the honor.
The Kentucky delegation who attended, included: Bob Quick, Dana Zinger, Mark Turner, Andi Johnson, Tyrone Tyra, Betsy Dexter and Lynda Bebrowsky, all of Commerce Lexington; Ali Crain, Kentucky Chamber Executive Commerce of Executives; Dave Adkisson, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Lee Lingo, Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber; Amy Cloud, Jessamine County Chamber; Brad Richardson, Hardin County Chamber; Jacob Colley, Southeast Kentucky Chamber; Carlos Phillips, Greater Louisville; Trey Grayson, Northern Kentucky Chamber; Julie Rottman, Northern Kentucky Chamber; Tonya Matthews, Bowling Green Area Chamber; and Meredith Robinson, Bowling Green Area Chamber.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo