Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: Ashli Watts has been promoted to vice president of public affairs.
National Federation of Republican Women: Barbara Ellerbrook of Lexington has been named to the board of directors for the 2016-2017 term. She oversees 35 active Republican Women’s Clubs across Kentucky and has been a member of the Fayette County Republican Women’s Club since 1992.
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Kentucky Department of Agriculture: Melanie Blandford has been named executive director of the marketing office. She is responsible for Kentucky Proud, the official state farm marketing program.
WUKY: Samantha Lederman has rejoined the University of Kentucky’s National Public Radio station as an equine journalist. Lederman was a morning news anchor on WUKY from 1999 to 2001.
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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo