Personnel File local hires and promotions: Week of Nov. 16


Traditional Bank: Dave Ransdell has been named a commercial loan officer on the Palomar Banking Center team.


Billings Law Firm: Stephen F. Wilson has joined the firm as an associate. Wilson's practice will focus on business and commercial litigation.


Kentucky Horse Park Foundation: Attorney Walter S. Robertson II has been elected to the board of directors. He is a partner at Stites & Harbison in the Business and Corporate Services Group based in the Lexington office. His practice focuses on equine law, commercial finance, corporate finance and securities, corporate general services and mergers and acquisitions.

The Burley Co-op: The following have been named directors for 2015: Robert "Bob" James, Lexington, District 1 (Breathitt, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Harlan, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley and Perry counties); Tim Lyons, Owingsville, District 2 (Bath, Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Montgomery, Pike, Powell and Wolfe counties), Thomas Ingram, Shelbyville, District 3 (Anderson, Shelby, and Spencer counties), Eddie Martin, Grayson, District 4 (Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, Lawrence, Lewis, Mason, Morgan and Rowan counties), Roger Quarles, Georgetown, District 5 (Franklin and Scott counties), Patrick "Pat" Raines, Seaman, Ohio, District 6 (State of Ohio), Guy Heitkemper, Lanesville, Ind., District 7, (State of Indiana), Larry Gomer, Franklin, District 8 (Butler, Logan, Muhlenberg, Simpson, Todd and Warren counties), Dale Seay, Crofton, District 9 (Ballard, Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken and Trigg counties), Al Pedigo, Scottsville, District 10 (Allen, Barren, Cumberland, Metcalfe and Monroe counties). The following have been elected officers: Pat Raines, president; Eddie Warren, vice president; Robert Reed Bush Sr., secretary; and Al Pedigo, treasurer.


Assured Neace Lukens: Patrick Garvey has been named marketing manager in the firm's Lexington office.

Kentucky American Water: Nick Rowe, senior vice president of American Water's Central Division, has returned as president of Kentucky American Water. Rowe served as president of Kentucky American from 2004 to 2011. Since 2011, he has led American Water's Central Division, which includes Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee and Indiana. Rowe will be replacing Cheryl Norton, who has been named president of Missouri American Water.

Lextran: Three new members have been appointed to the Lextran board of directors: George Ward, executive director of the University of Kentucky's Coldstream Research Campus, oversees UK's Real Estate Services office and is an adjunct professor in the Retail Tourism Management department; Christian Motley, government relations director for the Kentucky Education Association; and Marci Krueger-Sidebottom, vice president of sales and services at VisitLEX. The terms for Ward and Motley expire June 30, 2019. Sidebottom's term expires June 30, 2016.

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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo