Business awards: Week of Oct. 21

David A. Zegeer
David A. Zegeer

■ The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum has inducted David A. Zegeer (1922-2012) into the 2013 National Mining Hall of Fame. Zegeer began his mining career with Consolidation Coal Co. in Jenkins in 1946 after graduating from West Virginia University with a BSEM degree and serving two years in the U.S. Army Engineers. According to the award announcement: "David A. Zegeer dedicated his mining career to protecting the health and safety of miners as a corporate executive, head of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, and community leader. His tenure at MSHA coincided with a period of remarkable progress in U.S. mining safety."

Zegeer's widow, Louise, accepted the award on behalf of the Zegeer family at the induction ceremony in Denver, Colo.

■ Three members of Sayre Christian Village's staff were recognized during the annual LeadingAge Kentucky conference. Lori Payne, director of nursing, was awarded the Nursing Excellence Award. Karen Venis, director of human resources, received the Supportive Services Award. Bill English, executive director, received the highest honor of the conference, the LeadingAge Kentucky Leadership Award.

Aero-Tech, in business at Blue Grass Airport since 1971, has been recognized by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The flight school has been awarded a spot on the Flight Training Excellence Awards Honor Roll, a title given to high scoring flight schools from AOPA's flight training poll. For more information about flight training and Aero-Tech, go to

■ Lexington Clinic orthopedic surgeon and founder of The Shoulder Center of Kentucky, Dr. W. Ben Kibler, has been named one of the top 28 shoulder surgeons in North America. A survey of fellow shoulder surgeons and leaders in the field conducted by "Orthopedics This Week," gathered opinions and commentary on shoulder surgeons. For more information about Kibler or The Shoulder Center of Kentucky, call (859) 258-8575, or go to

■ The College of American Pathologists Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the college, has presented Dr. Meggen A. Walsh with the Leadership Development Award, recognizing her early involvement in the specialty and enthusiasm for sharing new policy and training ideas. Currently a pathology resident at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Walsh also serves as a resident board member of the CAP's Strategy and Risk Management Committee.

Wilma Langfels of Thoroughbred Lending was honored at the 2013 Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference with the Kentucky Housing Corporation Homeownership Award. Langfels has helped Kentuckians navigate the mortgage buying process for more than 40 years. She is a member of the Mortgage Bankers of the Bluegrass Board, co-chair of the Education Committee, and an affiliate member of the Bluegrass Association of Realtors.

Bingham Greenebaum Doll has been ranked in the top 10 percent of all law firms for commercial litigation in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2014: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms. The BTI Consulting Group developed these rankings through independent interviews with 300 general counsel and in-house litigation counsel at top-spending organizations, including Fortune 1000 companies. During the interview process, firms must be recognized by name and without prompting to be included in the rankings. The data for the 2014 edition of the BTI Litigation Outlook includes direct feedback on over 240 individual law firms. For more information about the BTI Litigation Outlook 2014, go to

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo