Shields named Kentucky State Archivist; Hafley named to lead Thrasher Group’s Lexington office

Beth Shields
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The Thrasher Group: David Hafley has been named to lead the architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture and land planning service’s new Lexington office. Hafley is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners.


Kentucky Press Association/Kentucky Press Service: Deborah T. Givens, assistant professor of journalism in the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named to a two-year term on the Board of Directors as the journalism education representative for Eastern Kentucky.

Lexington Young Professionals Association: The following have been named Steering Council Members: J. David Cupp, president; Aaron Rothke, vice president; Candy Rivera, secretary; Kyle Melloan, treasurer; Kirsten Shusteric, special events chair; Darrel Stillwell, communications chair; Shelby Ramsey, membership chair; Grace Komoroczy, professional development chair; Jacob Lemieux, community involvement chair; Emmanuel Smith, sponsorship fundraising chair; and Whitney Sandusky, public relations.

Downtown Lexington Corp: The following have been named to the board: Lawrence W. Wetherby III, Republic Bank, president; Anne Donworth, Lexington Public Library, Leadership Lexington Class; Lee Lamonica, BB&T; Brian Maynard, Lexington Police Department; Nan Plummer, LexArts; Jacob Walbourn, McBrayer; and Tyler White, Friends of Coal.


Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives: Beth Shields has been named state archivist and records administrator, and director of the Archives and Records Management Division. Shields has worked at KDLA for seven years.

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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo