University of Kentucky: Denichiro "Denny" Otsuga has joined the university's Office for Commercialization and Economic Development as technology transfer executive director. Otsuga is responsible for managing the university's intellectual property portfolio and increasing its commercial value through licensing to industry, startups and UK spinoff companies.
W&S Financial Group Distributors: Victor A. Lancaster has been promoted to brokerage manager, independent agents.
Special Olympics: Jayna Oakley has joined the Special Olympics Kentucky staff as the program's torch run liaison.
Thoroughbred Breeders of Australia: Chauncey Morris, who has overseen Keeneland's efforts to expand Thoroughbred ownership internationally and domestically, has been named chief executive officer for the Thoroughbred Breeders of Australia and its sister organization, Aushorse.
Association for Continuing Higher Education: Charles Hickox, dean of Continuing Education and Outreach at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named president of the association.
Hyatt Regency Lexington: Thomas Mackinnon has joined the hotel's culinary team as executive chef.Neace Lukens: Bryan D. Raisor has been promoted to managing director in the firm's Lexington office.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo
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