Business

Personnel File local hires and promotions: Week of June 17

Nikki 
Warford
Nikki Warford

Finance

Community Trust and Investment Co.: Nikki Warford has been promoted to assistant vice president. Warford is a retirement services relationship officer in Wealth and Trust Management. She works in the company's Ashland office.

Allstate Financial Services: Gordon Fair has joined the company as a personal financial representative.

Blue & Co.: The following employees have joined the firm's Lexington office: Adam Campbell, staff accountant; Lisa Daniel Conway, senior consultant; Ryan Graham, senior accountant; and Heather Sunseri, manager.

Health care

Bluegrass Family and Extended Care: Dr. John Richard has returned to the Lexington practice.

Law

McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland: Masten Childers III and Philip C. Lawson have joined the firm's Lexington office as associates in the firm's litigation department. Childers will focus his practice on insurance law, bank litigation and equine law. Lawson will focus on criminal defense and civil litigation.

Stites & Harbison: Elizabeth Camille Yancey has joined the firm's Lexington office in the Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Service Group. Yancey's practice focuses on environmental counseling in business, regulatory and legislative matters.

Organizations

Kentucky Heritage Council: Craig A. Potts has been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear as executive director of the KHC and the state historic preservation officer.

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy: Michael A. Burleson, executive director of the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy since 2004, has been named chair of NABP's 2013-14 executive committee.

Other

Kentucky American Water: Brent O'Neill has joined the company as director of engineering.

Thermal Equipment Sales: John M. Noel has been named a business development specialist.

Turf Town Properties: Betsy W. Lankford has joined the company's sales team.

Send items about professional personnel changes to hlbusiness@herald-leader.com or Personnel File, Business Monday, Lexington Herald-Leader, 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington, Ky. 40508. Include a contact person's name and number. All photos must be emailed as JPEGs.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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