Personnel File local hires and promotions: Week of Oct. 21

Elizabeth H. Besten
Elizabeth H. Besten


Enderle & Company: Elizabeth H. Besten has joined the firm as a staff accountant.

Health care

KentuckyOne Health: Joseph J. Gilene has been named president of Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. His appointment is effective Oct. 28. Most recently, Gilene worked in Charlotte, N.C., as regional vice president for the nation's largest hospital management organization, Quorum Health Resources.


McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland: Margaret S. Barr has joined the firm's Lexington office as an associate. Barr focuses her practice in estate planning and administration with an emphasis on corporate related issues.


Kentucky Association of Realtors: The following have been named to the 2014 KAR board of directors: Ron Hughes, Paducah Board of Realtors and a Realtor since 1994, president; Norman Jones, Pikeville, president elect; Michael Becker, Florence, treasurer elect; Sandy Newell, Madisonville, Region 1 Director; Lamont Breland, Louisville, Region 3 director; Mike Spicer, Independence, Region 5 director; Barbara Flannery, London, Nelson Rennekamp, Bellevue, and Libbi Taylor, Lexington, at-large directors. Current members serving on the board of directors are: John May, Louisville, immediate past president; Gale Fulton, Lexington, treasurer; Region 2 director Stacey Fergerson, Bowling Green, Region 2 director; and Linda Wiley, Lexington, Region 4 director. The five remaining at-large directors for the state include Jim DeMaio, Owensboro, Pam Featherstone, Elizabethtown, Rip Phillips, Louisville, Rosemary Nobles, Louisville, and Ashley Trautner, Frankfort. Jim Broadwater, Lexington, Earleene Woods, Murray, and Charles Hinckley, Vine Grove, have been elected to serve as at-large delegates on the 2014 leadership team. Jeff Smith, Crescent Springs, has been elected to serve as a director to the National Association of Realtors.

God's Pantry Food Bank: The following have been named officers and board of directors for the 2013 fiscal year: Cheryl James, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee, president; Kent Barber, Barber Law, first vice president; Dave Harper, retired, second vice president; Holly Branham, Fifth Third Bank, treasurer; Carla Blanton, Carla Blanton Consulting, secretary. Board members: Mindy Barfield, Dinsmore & Shohl; Ken Brandenburgh, KEBCO; Bob Buchholz, retired dentist; John Burkhard, retired, Ford Motor Co.; Dave Emmert, UPS; Liz Fair, Toyota; Dr. Don Frazier, retired, University of Kentucky Medical Center; Grant Gabbard, The Allen Co.; Jeff Ginnan, Central Bank & Trust Co.; James Labbe, Chase Bank; Benjamin Caudill, Kentucky Bank; Jane Winkler Dyche, attorney; Alison Lundergan Grimes, Secretary of State of Kentucky; John-Mark Hack, Local Food Association & Marksbury Farm Market; Jerry Hale, Keeneland; Carlean Hefner, Ludwig Blair & Bush; Wendy McCarty, Kroger; Scott Morris, Rhino Energy; Gregory R. Schaaf, United States Bankruptcy Court; Kathy Scorsone-Stovall, Clear Channel Radio Lexington; Lisa Smith, Columbia Gas of Kentucky; Charles E. Ward, Dinsmore & Shohl; Harvie Wilkinson, U.K. Gatton College of Business & Economics.

The Folk Circle Association of Berea: The following have been elected new board members: Theresa Lowder, president; Shirley Carlberg, vice president; Joe Wilkie, treasurer; and Sune Frederiksen, secretary.

Special Olympics Kentucky: Fred Orthmeyer, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Lexington, and B.J. Webb, Republic Bank, Lexington, have been named to the organization's board of directors.

Friends of Kentucky Libraries: Linda Stith of Versailles has been named to the organization's board of directors.

The Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky: Andrew G. Beshear, Stites & Harbison, and Carrie Dixon Wiese, City of Somerset, have been named to the board of directors.


Business & Education Network: Billie Peavler has been named executive director of BEN, a subsidiary of Commerce Lexington that is charged with helping to close the workforce skills gap in Central Kentucky.

Lexington Legends Professional Baseball: Jeremy Dixon has been named senior corporate accounts manager. Andy Valantas has been named account executive. Brent Billings has been named legendary experience coordinator.

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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo