Eastern Kentucky University: Russell Carpenter has been named the first director of the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity. The studio was established with a $1 million-plus gift from Ron and Sherri Noel of Union. The studio's mission is to serve the academic community as a collaborative, innovative learning experience dedicated to the improvement of communication and research skills.
Citizens Commerce National Bank: Jeff Ball has been named president of the Nicholasville market. Richard Collins has been named senior vice president of the Nicholasville market.
First Federal Savings Bank of Frankfort: Wick Asbury has been named vice president. The Georgetown College graduate will continue as a loan officer at the bank.
Forcht Bank: Sheila Stoke, CPA, has been named the bank's chief financial officer. She brings more than 24 years of banking experience, all of it at the senior vice president level.
National Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists: Susan Meers, R.N., M.S., Wells Plastic Surgery & Skin Care, has been named president-elect of the society. She has more than 25 years of experience in plastic surgical nursing.
Specialized Carrier and Rigging Association: Bill Stramer, vice president of marketing, sales and customer support for Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co., has been elected vice president of the worldwide trade organization.
Calistoga Artisan Sandwiches: Gregg Bracke has been named operating partner. Elizabeth Howard and Jessica Sluggans have been named managers. Mike Bickers has been named catering director.
Christian Care Communities: W. Richard "Rick" Marshall has been promoted to executive vice president in charge of operations and finance for Christian Care's older adult programs and services in Louisville, Lexington, Corbin, Bowling Green, Hopkinsville, Taylorsville and Grayson.
Community Ventures Corp.: Sandra Noble Canon has joined CVC as executive vice president for program policy. Donna Major has joined CVC as the senior executive vice president for program operations. Both women are based in the Lexington office.
The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship: Carol Leavell Barr has been named deputy director.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo
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