Personnel File local hires and promotions: Week of Jan. 13

Vicky Foster


Central Bank: Vicky Foster has joined the bank as vice president, employee benefits administrator.


Landrum and Shouse: Gregory M. Funfsinn has joined the firm as an associate. His primary practice areas will be insurance defense, civil litigation, personal injury, insurance coverage disputes and bad faith.

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs: Franklin K. Jelsma has been elected managing partner of the 200-lawyer, full-service firm, with six offices in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Indiana. Jelsma succeeds Bill Hollander, who has served as managing partner since 2007. Justin W. Ross and Daniel I. Waxman have been elected to join the partnership. Ross concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, with an emphasis in the natural resource and energy sectors. Waxman concentrates his practice on bankruptcy law, corporate reorganization and Chapter 11 issues representing creditors and debtors.


Friends of Kentucky Libraries: Earlene Arnett of Georgetown has been elected to the board of directors.

Fayette County Bar Foundation: The following have been named officers for 2014: Timothy C. Wills, partner at Bowles Rice, president and chair; Mindy Barfield, partner at Dinsmore Shohl, vice president and president-elect; Wade Lawson, partner at Dinsmore Shohl, treasurer; and Lori Shelburne, member at Gess Mattingly & Atchison, secretary.


Cathy Burgess Interiors: Brittney Lavens has joined the commercial design firm as an interior designer.

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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo