Back the Bluegrass political action committee names 12 to board

Lon S. Hays
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Thompson Miller & Simpson: Lon S. Hays has become a partner with the firm. Hays focuses his practice on the defense of healthcare providers in litigation. Chad O. Propst has been named a partner with the firm. Propst’s practice focuses on health care litigation and consulting, as well as appellate, telemedicine, and contract litigation.


Back The Bluegrass: The following have been named board members of the 527 Hybrid Political Action Committee, which supports a statewide effort to build a stronger bench of democratic millennial candidates: McKenzie Cantrell, State Representative, House District 38; Jacqueline Coleman, founder and president, Lead Kentucky; Adam Edelen, co-founder, New Kentucky Project and former State Auditor of Kentucky; Colmon Elridge, former Special Assistant, Governor Steve Beshear; Angela Evans, Council member, Lexington District 6; Blair Haydon, executive director, Emerge Kentucky; Alison Lundergan Grimes, Secretary of State of Kentucky; Trey McCutcheon, member, Teamsters 89; Christian Motley, senior manager, StriveTogether; Travis Scott, president, Kentucky Young Democrats; Adrian Wallace, board of directors, Kentucky NAACP; Sellus Wilder, progressive activist, former vice mayor of Frankfort.


Columbia Gas of Kentucky: Susie Durr has been named customer programs manager at Columbia Gas of Kentucky. Durr, who most recently served as regulatory customer service team leader, was first hired in 1989 and has held various leadership roles in customer service.

Denham-Blythe Company: Bill Quenemoen has been named chief executive officer with the Lexington-based construction and design company.

Kentucky Department of Agriculture: Sean Southard, formerly of RunSwitch PR in Louisville, has been named director of communications.

Millennium Farms: J. Ted Neel has been promoted to general manager. Neel, who has been with the farm since 2006, previously held the title of business manager.

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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo