Business awards: Nov. 12

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Karen S. Hill

These businesses awards were presented recently.

Karen S. Hill, chief operating officer/chief nursing officer at Central Baptist Hospital, was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing 2012 Class of Fellows during the Academy's 39th Annual meeting and conference Oct. 13 in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1973, the American Academy of Nursing recognizes nurse leaders in management, practice, research, policy and education. Hill joined Central Baptist as a staff nurse in 1982.

■ Lexington businessman R. Stewart Perry received the American Diabetes Association's highest national award for volunteer service, The Wendell Mayes Jr. Award for Lifetime Service, on Nov. 10 in New Orleans. In addition to his many activities as an advocate for diabetes awareness and education, Perry is former chair of the ADA national board of directors. The criteria for the Mayes award includes the following: a volunteer who is not a physician, scientist or allied health professional whose dedication and efforts have made a significant contribution to the fight against diabetes.

Jean R. Hale, chairman, president and CEO of Pikeville-based Community Trust Bancorp, has been recognized by American Banker magazine as one of the nation's "25 Most Powerful Women in Banking." The tenth annual ranking is published online at and is featured in the October 2012 issue of American Banker Magazine. Hale runs a $3.6 billion-asset firm headquartered in Pikeville, with 81 branches in three states: Kentucky, West Virginia, and Tennessee. She is chairman of the Kentucky Economic Development and Finance Authority Board, a member of the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board and serves on the boards of Commonwealth Seed Capital, ARH Foundation and the University of Pikeville.

Terry Smallwood, a Wells Fargo financial adviser, was inducted into the Business and Professional Hall of Fame at Union College on Oct. 27. He graduated from Union College in 1972 with a degree in accounting and business. Since 2011, Smallwood has been ranked in the top 25 percent of financial advisers for the company, and was also named vice president-investment officer and Premier Advisor in 2011. The Premier Advisors designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors and reflects a high level of professional achievement based on many factors, including production.

Andrew Wolfe, a turf-grass management specialist with the Kentucky Department of Parks, has been named the Win Bunton "Man of the Year" by the Kentucky Turfgrass Council. The award is given each year to a turf professional who makes contributions to the turf-grass industry.

Wolfe, who has worked for the state parks system for six years, has served as a council member and adviser. He previously worked as a golf-course superintendent at several golf courses in Central Kentucky.

Wolfe, a University of Kentucky graduate, lives in Nicholasville.

Britton Osborne Johnson has been honored by Best Lawyers with the 2013 "Best Law Firms" first-tier ranking for Family Law in Lexington. The law firm's Amy Johnson has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America 19th edition for her work in the practice area of Employment Law — Management and Litigation — Labor & Employment.

Laura Day DelCotto and Dean A. Langdon, members of DelCotto Law Group, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Langdon was also chosen in the field of Litigation-Bankruptcy. Selection was based on nominations, peer reviews, and professional achievement. The DelCotto Law Group has also been recognized in the 2013 U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Tier 1). For more information about DelCotto, Langdon or DelCotto Law Group, visit

Frost Brown Todd has been named to the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2013 Best Law Firms list. The firm received two national first-tier rankings in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants and Product Liability Litigation — Defendants. The firm also received first-tier rankings across 46 practices in seven of its offices. The firm's practice areas that received recognition on a local level for the Lexington market include:

Tier 1: Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation — Banking & Finance, Litigation — Eminent Domain & Condemnation, Litigation — Labor & Employment, Litigation — Real Estate, Litigation — Trusts & Estates, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Trusts & Estates Law, and Workers' Compensation Law — Employers.

Tier 2: Energy Law, Environmental Law, Insurance Law, Mining law, Natural Resources Law, and Real Estate Law.

To view all of Frost Brown Todd's rankings, go to

The Kentucky Society of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Kentucky) has presented eight Special Awards of Recognition for outstanding service to AIA Kentucky and the profession of architecture in Kentucky. Awards presented and their recipients were:

C. Julian Oberwarth Award, H. Gibbs Reese, Reese Design Collaborative, Louisville; Distinguished Firm Award, Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp, Chovan, Louisville; Distinguished Service Award, Alvin J. Cox, Cox Allen & Associates Architects, Louisville, and Wayne M. Meyer, Arcodect Code Consulting, Florence; Emerging Professional Award, Jonothan C. "Chris" Bowling, K. Norman Berry Associates Architects, Louisville; John Russell Groves Citizens Laureate Award, Patricia A. Clare, deputy director, Louisville Metro Economic Growth & Innovation, Louisville; Honorary Membership, David K. Karem, president, Waterfront Development Corp., Louisville; Allied Professional Award, George Mann, Deputy Commissioner (retired), Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings & Construction, Frankfort.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo