■ The 2015-16 Leadership Lexington class is comprised of 50 people with diverse backgrounds from a variety of segments of the local economy. The program gives participants the opportunity to better understand Lexington and to prepare for the challenges it faces by meeting with and learning from today's leaders.
Classes meet monthly on a topic covered by speakers and panels, tours, group activities, demonstrations and class discussions. Topics include media, government, education, public safety, economic development, arts, equine, diversity, health and human services, and leadership development.
2015-16 Leadership Lexington class members are:
Sandra Bastin, University of Kentucky; Bill Bickford, Good Foods Co-Op; Todd Bivins, R.J. Corman Railroad Group; Erica Bordes, Gray Construction; Christina Briggs, University of Kentucky College of Law; Greg Brown, C-Forward; Jennifer Buntin, Keeneland; Brian Chellgren, Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Michelle Deans, MCM CPAs and Advisors; Maya DeRosa, Lexington Downtown Development Authority; Emily Downey, Alltech; Tiffany Dupont-Novak, Lexington Children's Theatre; Jim Francis, Fowler Bell; Lisa Greer, UK HealthCare; Tim Hahn, Belcan Engineering Group; Chase Hall, Baptist Health Lexington; Kate Hardy, Darley;
Allie Hembree, Associations International; Marshall Hixson, Stites & Harbison; Allison Huck, Baptist Health; Andi Johnson, Commerce Lexington; Molly Katen, Kentucky Public Service Commission; Ben Keller, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs; David Lyons, Lexington Police Department; Mark Mahan, Mahan Multimedia; Brian Maynard, Lexington Police Department; Allen McDaniel, Lexington Clinic Foundation; Glenn Means, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass; Townsend Miller, University of Kentucky, College of Communication and Information; Christian Motley , Governor's Office of Early Childhood; Melissa Moore Murphy, LFUCG; Donnie Niehaus, Ward, Hocker & Thornton; Jordan Parker, Traditional Bank; Matt Parsons, Stoll Keenon Ogden; Mary Ellis Patton, Bluegrass Elderlaw; Meg Ellen Phillips, Community Action Council; Nan Plummer, LexArts; Mya Price, YMCA of Central Kentucky; Tina Pugel, Lexington Habitat for Humanity; Bryan Raisor, Assured Neace Lukens; Risa Richardson, Columbia Gas of Kentucky; Joe Ross, North Lime Coffee & Donuts; Davonna Saier, Lexington Diagnostic Center; Hunter Stout, Dean Dorton; Alan Sutherland, Clark Material Handling Co.; Charlie Sword, Crowe Horwath; Jana Syrcle, Frost Brown Todd; Megan Walker, KentuckyOne Health; Tyler White, U.S. House of Representatives; and Ralph Whitley, Shrout Tate Wilson Engineers.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo