Merrill Lynch: Ski Bender has been named resident director of the firm's Lexington office.
Bluegrass Community and Technical College: Bruce Manley has been named director of the college's Winchester-Clark County campus. Erin Tipton has been named director of the college's Danville campus.
Ward Hocker & Thornton: Tyler H. Fields and Kristin M. Timperman have joined the firm's Lexington office. Fields works as a civil litigation attorney, and Timperman is the firm's newest associate in the area of workers' compensation.
Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation: Wenda Owen has been named executive director of the foundation; its mission is to prevent and cure blindness.
Bluegrass Hospitality Association: The following have been named to the 2009-10 board of directors: Mike Curd, Hilton Suites at Lexington Green, president; Mary Quinn Ramer, Lexington Convention & Visitors Bureau, vice president; Larry Bell, Hyatt Regency Lexington, past president; Don Howard, H&W Management, treasurer; Eli Mertens, TravelHost of the Bluegrass, secretary; Krista Greathouse, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government; Ann Hagan-Michel, Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate; Adam Johnson, Danville/Boyle County Convention & Visitors Bureau; Bill Owen, Lexington Center Corp.; Mary Perkins, Woodford Reserve Distillery; Mark Ravenscraft, Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa; Lori Rawls, United States Equestrian Federation; Katy Stephenson, Ramada Conference Center; Fran Taylor, Keene land Foundation; Ron Van Haaren, Embassy Suites Lexington; and Zedtta Wellman, Gratz Park Inn.
Clark Material Handling Co.: Jason Gaydos has been named regional sales manager, responsible for eastern U.S. dealers, sales personnel, parts and service. He will be based in Lexington.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo
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