MCF Advisors: Rick E. Music, a retired executive from Ashland Inc., has been named director of operations for the financial services firm. In his role, Music oversees information technology, operations process controls, compliance, marketing and human resources.
Salomon & Co.: Seth Salomon has been named a financial consultant with the financial services firm.
Dinsmore & Shohl: Chris Cashen, Laura D'Angelo and Robert Croft Jr. have joined the firm. Cashen is a partner in the products liability and tort practice groups. D'Angelo is a partner in the corporate department and member of the mergers and acquisitions and securities practice groups. Croft is an associate in the products liability and tort practice groups.
Frost Brown Todd: Edmund J. (Ned) Benson has joined the firm as a member in the tort and insurance and health law practice groups. He has experience in several areas of law, including civil litigation, health care, long-term care, medical malpractice, employment and education law.
Lexington Chapter of SCORE: John E. Darnell III has been named chairman for fiscal 2012. He will coordinate community outreach, recruiting and the chapter's small business counseling and workshop programs.
Kentucky Association of Realtors: Ann McDonald, broker of four real estate offices in Lexington, Richmond, Winchester and Georgetown for Coldwell Banker McMahan, has been named the 2012 president of KAR. Serving with McDonald on the association's board of directors will be: John May, Louisville, president-elect; Larry Gillette, Hopkinsville, treasurer-elect; Sandy Newell, Madisonville, Region 1 Director; Joe Simms, Louisville, Region 3 director; John Hodge, Burlington, Region 5 director; Pam Featherstone, Elizabethtown, Rip Phillips, Louisville, Ashley Trautner, Frankfort, and Michael Becker, Villa Hills, at-large directors. Existing members serving on the board of directors will be Tony Clark, Owensboro, immediate past president; Norman Jones, Pikeville, treasurer; Donnie Sims, Bowling Green, Region 2 director; Gale Fulton, Lexington, Region 4 director; and Nelson Weaver, Somerset, Region 6 director. The remaining at-large directors for the state include Rosemary Nobles, Louisville; Rebecca Trout, Burlington; Linda Wiley, Lexington; and Earleene Woods, Murray. Donna Gregorich, London, Brenda Loyal, Owensboro, and Robin Schneider, Foster, have been elected to serve as at-large delegates on the leadership team in 2011. Ken Warden, Fort Thomas, has been elected to serve as a director to the National Association of Realtors.
Bluegrass Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction: The following have been named to the 2011-12 board of directors: Pam McKinney, McKinney Painting, president; Joan Markwell, Joan E. Ventures, vice president; Casi Mendenhall, Woodford Builders, recording secretary; Medearis Robertson, University of Kentucky, corresponding secretary; Lee Pryor, Turner Construction, treasurer and finance chair; Melanie Anderkin, Hinkle Contracting, director; Stacia Sharff, Mason Structure, director; Debra Shockley, Ross-Tarrant Architects, director; Brandy Veillion, ARC Central, director and membership chair; Kim Hellmueller, GCCS, and Christine Parsons, Parsons Electric, membership chairs; and Diana Harbeson, newsletter editor.
Kentucky State Parks Foundation: Lee Foster of Cadiz has been appointed to a three-year term on the KSPF Board of Directors. He is a project manager for Keres Consulting.
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: Luther Deaton Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Central Bank and Trust, has been elected chairman of the chamber's 2012 Board of Directors. Deaton will head a 60-member board, representing a cross-section of Kentucky business and industry. Jim Booth, president of Booth Energy in Inez, has been named chairman-elect for 2012. Deaton succeeds 2011 Chairwoman Deb Moessner, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky. Serving with Deaton, Moessner and Booth on the 2012 executive committee will be: Paula Hanson, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, treasurer; Chris Herman, LG&E and KU Energy; Mary Pat Regan, AT&T Kentucky; Elizabeth McCoy, Planters Bank; Tierra Kavanaugh Turner, TKT & Associates; Dan Bork, Lexmark International; David Gray, Baptist Hospital East; Wil James, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky; Julie Janson, Duke Energy — Ohio and Kentucky; Lynn Parrish, Marwood Land Co.; and Steve Loyal, Atmos Energy Corp. Newly elected 2012 members are: Carolyn Brown, Greene baum Doll & McDonald; Craig Browning, U.S. Bank; Malcolm Bryant, Malcolm Bryant Corp.; Juanita Deskins, Pikeville Medical Center; Charles "Buzz" English Jr., English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley; Michael Karpf, University of Kentucky HealthCare; and Dave Kemmerly, Humana.
Kentucky League of Cities: The following have been named to the 2011-12 executive board: Billy Paxton, Paducah mayor, president; Susan Barto, London mayor, first vice president; Tom Bozarth, Midway mayor, second vice president; Jon Steiner, KLC executive director and CEO; Debbie Batliner, Simpsonville city clerk; Donovan Blackburn, Pikeville city manager; Ed Burtner, Winchester mayor; George Lisle Cheatham, Greensburg mayor; Gale Cherry, Princeton mayor; James Craft, Whitesburg mayor; Ann Deatherage, Carrollton council member; Tom Hardesty, Shelbyville mayor; Roddy Harrison, Williamsburg mayor; Dan Kemp, Hopkinsville mayor; Paul Meier, Crestview Hills, mayor; Tedd Preston, Louisa mayor; Bill Sheckles, Bardstown mayor. The following have been named to the KLC's board of directors: Steve Austin, Henderson mayor; Edwinna Baker, Lawrenceburg mayor; Robert Blythe, Richmond commissioner; Sherman Bowman, Bonnieville council member; Nancy Camp, Elkton mayor; Teresa Cantrell, Mayfield mayor; Claude Christensen, Sadieville mayor; Jeffrey Edwards, Monticello mayor; Gregory Fischer, Louisville Metro mayor; Eddie Girdler, Somerset mayor; Jim Gray, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government mayor; Bob Hunt, Cave City mayor; Bill Kelley, Middlesboro mayor; Tom Kelley, Ashland mayor; Scott Marshall, Guthrie mayor; Russ Meyer, Nicholasville mayor; David Perkins, Morehead mayor; Bob Porter, Paintsville mayor; Martin Voiers, Flemingsburg mayor; Bill Wells, Murray mayor; Gary Williamson, Mount Sterling mayor.
CBS News: Cathy A. Black, a graduate of Henry Clay High School and the University of Kentucky, has been promoted to senior producer of broadcast marketing at CBS News in New York City. She has worked at CBS for 21 years.
DMD Data Systems: Mike Logan has been named senior account manager.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo
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