Goodwill Industries of Kentucky's board of directors has named Amy Luttrell, a Lexington native and president of Goodwill Easter Seal Miami Valley in Dayton, Ohio, as the organization's new president and chief executive officer.
She replaces Roland Blahnik, who is retiring after 30 years with Goodwill in Kentucky.
Luttrell began her career with Goodwill in 1979 in Nashville before moving to Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley in Johnstown, Pa. She has been with Goodwill Easter Seal Miami Valley for the past 16 years.
Luttrell has led the organization through significant growth in services to people with disabilities or other disadvantages, including mergers with Easter Seals of West Central Ohio in 1999 and neighboring Goodwill Industries of Lima (Ohio) in 2007. Last year, she received the Kenneth K. King Management Award for Executive Excellence from Goodwill Industries International.
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Based in Louisville, Kentucky's Goodwill operates 63 donated-goods centers. The organization placed 2,470 people in jobs outside of Goodwill in 2013, according to a Goodwill news release.