Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass will welcome three new members into JA's Bluegrass Business Hall of Fame at a ceremony on May 29.
The inductees include:
Stephen L. Grossman: Grossman has spent more than 23 years in the investment industry with J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, Inc., the oldest privately held investment firm in the U.S. Grossman is active in a number of community and civic organizations serving on the boards of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Community Advisory Council, Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, the Governors School for the Performing Arts, the University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities, the Bluegrass Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Lexington Downtown Development Authority. He serves as President of the Triangle Foundation, a private foundation who provides private funding for public projects and is one of seven recipients of the prestigious Apollo Award for his contributions to the arts in Central Kentucky.
Wil James: James was appointed President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky in 2010 and has been with the company almost 20 years. He received his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering technology from Old Dominion University in 1978. He also holds an associate's degree in applied sciences from Old Dominion University, earned in 1976. A native of Norfolk, Va., his past public service roles included the board for the Urban League of Louisville, the Kentucky Humanities Council, and the Partnership for Youth Organizations. Active member of the Executive Leadership Conference and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Additional past affiliations include Chairman of the Board for Georgetown Municipal Water and Sewer Service and Toyota Federal Credit Union in addition to membership on the Board of North Carolina A&T School of Engineering.
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Dr. David Stevens: Stevens served three terms as an at-large council member and was elected to serve as the 5th District Councilmember on November 7, 2006. A retired orthopedic surgeon and former Chief of Staff at Shriners Hospital for Children, he also served as the first Chairman of the Central Kentucky Blood Center and President of the Fayette County Medical Society. Stevens has been awarded a number of honors including: the Fayette County Medical Society Physician of the Year, Citizen of the Year and the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America, Community Service Award from the KY Medical Association, Health Hero from the Lexington Fayette County Health Department, the KY Blood Center Citizen of the Year, the Lexington Forum Spirit Award and the American Red Cross BG Chapter Hero of the Year.
These men are being honored for achievement in their careers, service to the community and their part as role models for our youth, a press release from Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass states.
Since 1989, JA's Hall of Fame has annually recognized leaders of the Central Kentucky business community. Since its inception, 86 men and women have joined this elite group of business leaders.