Business

Personnel File: June 27

Larry 
Land
Larry Land

Education

Eastern Kentucky University: Darrin Smith, associate professor of chemistry, has been named undergraduate research coordinator

Finance

American Founders Bank and employees of the former Lexington Investment Mortgage Co. have created AFB Mortgage. The following people have joined AFB Mortgage:

Scott Mayes, vice president, mortgage manager; Laryssa McConnaughhy, assistant mortgage manager; William Stilz, loan originator; Jerod Hagen, loan originator; Larry Land, loan originator.

Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co.: Keith A. Jones, Lexmark International's vice president for worldwide marketing, imaging solutions and services, and James M. Parsons, business manager with Ball Homes, have been named to the bank's advisory board. Sallylyn Williams has been named assistant vice president and human resources manager and Tracy Witt has been promoted to vice president and loan operations manager.

Law

Stites & Harbison: Attorney Joseph M. Ruschell has joined the firm's Lexington office as a transactional attorney.

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP: Debra H. Dawahare, a partner at the law firm, has been appointed to serve on the University of Kentucky College of Law Visiting Committee.

Other

Fazoli's: James Franks has been named vice president of franchising. Franks previously was the national director of franchise sales at Dunkin Brands.

The Lafayette and Lexington Country Place: Beth Kunard has been named executive director of the senior-living center.

The Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross: New board members for the 2012 fiscal year were named: Randy LeMay, chief financial officer of Lexington Clinic, chairman; Charley Stivers, retired CPA, vice chairman; Jeremy Lankster, Madison Bank, treasurer; Dr. Jamie Jacobs, retired cardiologist, secretary.

New board members: Tucker Ballinger, Republic Bank; Victoria Carling, American Founders Bank; John Gohmann, PNC Bank; Katherine Howell, Keeneland; Mark Kaufmann, Fifth Third Bank; Virginia Lawson, Virginia Lawson and Associates; Laura Mays, Stites and Harbison; Reg Morris, retired Lexmark International; Cheryl Norton, Kentucky American Water; Gwen Pinson, Stoll, Keenon Ogden; Kathy Plomin, independent development contractor; Tony Sammons, Dinsmore and Shohl.

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky: Colmon Elridge III, from the governor's office; Dr. Erin Frazier, University of Louisville; and Lt. David Jude, commander of the Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Branch, have been named to the board or directors.

Clark Material Handing Company: Karl Waekerle has been named regional sales manager for the Eastern region.

Real estate

Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty: Kristin Taylor and Lynn McKenzie have joined the firm as residential real estate agents, and Kerry and Tina Ball as new-construction specialists.

Compiled by Camille weber

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