Personnel File local hires and promotions: Week of Jan. 7

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First Federal Savings Bank of Hazard: Lou Ella Farler has been named president and CEO.


Reminger Co.: Matthew T. Lockaby, an attorney in the firm's Lexington office, has been elected as a shareholder of the firm.

Billings Law Firm: Gary W. Thompson has joined the Lexington law firm as an associate attorney.


Group CJ: Tim Campbell has joined the marketing firm as leader of its digital division.

McNay Consulting: Anne Parton has been named director of operations for the Richmond-based business.


The Bluegrass Tourism Marketing Association: The following have been named to the 2013 board of directors: Eli Mertens, TravelHost of the Bluegrass, president; Windy Lane, Hyatt Place Lexington, vice president of membership; Kristie Woodrum, Hilton Suites Lexington Green, vice president of programming; Amy Sellin, Zipline Tours of Red River Gorge, secretary; Bill Marshall, Inn on Broadway, treasurer; Kelly Bates, Commerce Lexington, director at large; Becky Trimble, Lexington Center Corp., director at large; Tiffany Yarborough, Avis Rent-a-Car of Lexington, director at large; Lisa Jackson, Kentucky Horse Park, director at large; and Kelly Karbowicz, TravelHost of the Bluegrass, director at large.

Commerce Lexington: The following have been named to the 2013 executive board: Danny Murphy, University of Kentucky College of Law, chairman of the board; Kevin Atkins, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, LFUCG representative; Carla Blanton, Carla Blanton Consulting, vice chair public policy; Laura Boison, U.S. Bank, treasurer; Larry Forester, Community Trust Bank, vice chair community and minority business development; David Frei bert, Kentucky Utilities Co., at-large representative; James Hardin, Fayette County Public Schools, vice chair business and education network; Karen Hill, Central Baptist Hospital, at-large representative; Jeri Isbell, Lexmark International, immediate past chair; John Mahan, Mahan Farms, regional and agricultural representative; Taft McKinstry, Fowler Bell, General Counsel; Herb Miller, Columbia Gas of Kentucky, vice chair leadership development; Robert L. Quick, board secretary, president and CEO, Commerce Lexington; Ken Sagan, Stites & Harbison, chair elect; Dave Sevigny, DMD Data Systems, vice chair membership and marketing; Darby Turner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll, vice chair economic development; Danette Wilder, SealingLife Technology, business and education network at-large representative; Nancy Wiser, Wiser Strategies, vice chair communications.

The following have been named to the 2013 Commerce Lexington Inc. Board of Directors: Roszalyn M. Akins, First Baptist Church Bracktown; Mike Ash, Fifth Third Bank; Tucker Ballinger, Forcht Bank; Shelia Bayes, Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers; David Blackwell, UK Gatton College of Business & Economics; Al Blevins, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors; Jim Browder, Lexington Convention & Visitors Bureau; Dr. Eli Capilouto, UK; Laura D'Angelo, Dinsmore; Greg Dixon, Baker Iron & Metal Co.; Bill Farmer Jr., United Way of the Bluegrass; Eric Frankl, Blue Grass Airport; James Frazier, III, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland; Vince Gabbert, Keeneland Association; Lexington Vice Mayor Linda Gorton; Lexington Mayor Jim Gray; Steve Grossman, J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons; Paula Hanson, Dean, Dorton, Allen, Ford; Tom Harris, UK; Connie Harvey, Xerox; Don Hellmann, Chase/J.P. Morgan; Bo Henry, Republic Bank & Trust Co.; Augusta A. Julian, Bluegrass Community & Technical College; Mark Manuel, BCTC; Heidi Matheys, Ashland Inc.; Ann McBrayer, Kentucky Eagle; Eli Mertens, Travel Host of the Bluegrass; Gregory C. Mullins, Blue & Co.; Cheryl Norton, Kentucky American Water; Porter "P.G." Peeples Sr., Urban League of Lexington; Mike Price, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky; Robert G. Riggs, Riggs Sales Service; Warren Rogers, W. Rogers Co.; Tom Shelton, Fayette County Public Schools; Marcus Simpson, Integrity IT; David Smith, Stoll Keenon Odgen; Scott R. Smith, Smith Management Group; Howard Stovall, Signs Now; Nick Such, Awesome Inc.; Harold Tate, Urban Toolbox; Lisa Underwood, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs; George Ward, UK Coldstream Research Campus; Yajaira Aich West, PNC; Owen Williams, Transylvania University.

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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo