Personnel file: Sept. 24

Michael W. 
Michael W. Cox


Denham-Blythe Co.: Michael W. Cox has been named president and will assume the responsibilities of that position Oct. 1.


Stites & Harbison: William "Bill" T. Gorton III has been named chair of the firm's Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Services Group. Gorton succeeds W. Patrick Stallard, who had served as the service group chair since the group was established in 1984.


Central Kentucky Chapter of the American Heart Association: The following have been named officers of the local board: Ron Borkowski, Lexington Legends, chairman; Luther Deaton Jr., Central Bank & Trust, vice chair; Dr. Sylvia Cerel-Suhl, president; Pat Dalbey, WLEX, chair elect; Dr. Ted Wright, Kentucky One Health, president elect. Additional executive committee members include Terry McBrayer, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland; Wayne Martin, WKYT; Susan Mobley, Central Baptist Hospital; Ann Smith, UK HealthCare Chandler Hospital; and James E. "Ted" Basset, senior adviser.

The following have been named new board members: Dr. Alison Bailey, UK Gill Heart Institute; Laurette Durick, Darley; Roger Fries, Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance; Steve Grossman, Hilliard Lyons; Dr. Andy Henderson, Lexington Clinic; Kim Menke, Toyota Motor Manufacturing; Cheryl Norton, Kentucky American Water; Gary Payne, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital; Jean Rush, Kentucky Spirit Health Plan; Bill Thomason Jr., Keeneland Association; and Darby Turner, Bingham, Greenebaum, Doll. Tom Shelton, Fayette County Public Schools, and Julie Coffey, Kentucky One — St. Joseph Heart Institute, will join the board at its September meeting.

Returning board members include Linda Ball, Ball Homes; David Bertram,; Don Fishback, Fishback Management; Ken Haynes; Kelly Holland, Merck and Co.; Steve Meyer, Messer Construction; Mark Ravenscraft, Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa; and Keith Yarber, Tops Marketing Group.

St. Joseph Mount Sterling Hospital Foundation: Brittney Follett has been named development coordinator for the foundation.


New York Life Insurance Co.: T.G. Shuck has been hired by the Kentucky General Office of the company as an agent.

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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo