Business

Personnel File: Feb. 7

Kim Buckner
Kim Buckner

Education

University of Kentucky: Warren O. Nash III has joined the university as director of the Lexington Innovation & Commercialization Center, part of the UK Office for Commercialization & Economic Development. Nash will assist UK researchers and Lexington-area entrepreneurs with business startup services such as planning, market research and financial planning.

Engineering

S&ME: Cyndi Sims has joined the Lexington office of S&ME, formerly Qore Property Sciences, as a project engineer and project manager in the construction and materials testing department.

Finance

Farmers Capital Bank Corp.: C. Douglas Carpenter has been promoted to executive vice president, chief financial officer and secretary.

United Bank & Trust Co.: David O'Bryan, a director of the public accounting firm Blue & Co.'s Lexington office, has been appointed to the board of directors. Tina Johnston has been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Ben F. Brown has been named executive vice president and public relations officer.

Republic Bank: David Fisher has been named senior private banking officer for the Central Kentucky market.

Traditional Bank: Dan Mason has been named senior vice president and chief lending officer. Jody Caldwell has been named managed assets officer.

Organizations

Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors: The following have been named officers and board members for 2011: Barb Curtis, Re/Max Dynamic Realty, Georgetown, president; Mary Anne Simmons, Premier Real Estate & Home Services, president-elect; Ashley Trautner, Trautner Real Estate & Auction, treasurer; Linda Wiley, Shirley DeBoor and Brenda Stewart, Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty; Al Blevins, Caswell Prewitt Realty; Anthony de Movellan, Prudential A.S. de Movellan; Sha Fister and Missy Winchell, Rector-Hayden Realtors; Mike Gooch, Gooch Auction Group; Sherrye Guthrie, Jonah Mitchell Real Estate & Auction; Don Hudson, Rector-Hayden Realtors South; Todd Hyatt, Lois Ann Disponett Real Estate; Karen Mundy, Haymaker/Bean Residential Real Estate; and Casey Weesner, Weesner Properties.

Public Relations Society of America, Thoroughbred Chapter: The following have been named to the board of directors for 2011: Ryan Worthen, Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance, president; David Kitchen, United Way of the Bluegrass, president-elect; Susan Lancho, Kentucky American Water, past president; Amity Brannock, American Association of Equine Practitioners, secretary; Brant Welch, Fifth Third Bank, treasurer; Cliff Feltham, Kentucky Utilities, awards chair; Amanda Palmer, Kentucky Housing Corp., membership chair; Lauren Greathouse, Moroch, communications chair; Mary Hemlepp, Wiser, Hemlepp & Associates, APR/ethics chair; Jillian Ogawa, Kentucky Community & Technical College System, PRSSA chair.

Lexington Dream Factory: The following have been named officers and board members for 2011: Jamie Clark, president; Jill Marion, vice president; Ashlee Harris, secretary; Mary-Alicha Weldon, treasurer; Kathy Ishmael, immediate past president; Kelley Bozeman; Amy Caudill; Ralph Coldiron; Bridgett Collier; Jon Fetko; Kathy Gates; Melonie Graves; Terry Hagan; Darrell Ishmael; Kathy Ishmael; Paige Ishmael; Dr. Debbie Kozik; Jackie Lemieux; Vince Lemieux; Leticia Maynard; Mike McKenzie; Stephanie McKenzie; Linda McNamara; Beth Mendenhall; David Ritchie; Carol Czirr Russell; Lee Profitt Thomiszer; Deborah Tudor; Todd Wallace, and Jon Williams.

Other

Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty: Realtor Kim Buckner has joined the company.

The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship: Shaye Rabold has joined the center as executive director. She previously was chief of staff for former Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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