Personnel File for the week of Jan. 25

Barbara Edelman
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Kentucky Bank: Wes Omohundro has been named to the Kentucky Bank board of directors and the Kentucky Bancshares board. Kentucky Bank also has a local board of directors that represents each community in which it has offices. Omohundro has been a member of Kentucky Bank’s Fayette County Regional Board since its inception. He also serves as a member of the Loan, Trust and Audit/Risk Management Committees.

UBS Financial Services: Gregory M. Turcotte has been named a financial adviser with the office, located at 307 South Ashland Avenue.

Central Bank: Erica Parks has been promoted to commercial lending officer. Parks began her career at Central Bank in 1998 and has experience in retail banking and commercial lending.

WealthSouth: William Howell, Kathy Milby and Brian Reynolds have been promoted at the wealth management arm of Farmers National Bank in Danville. Howell has been named senior vice president, Lexington market director. Howell joined the company in 2013 and has 15 years’ experience in the industry. Milby has been promoted to assistant vice president, trust administrator for the Danville office. She joined Farmers National Bank in 2009 and has worked in the trust industry for more than 35 years. Reynolds has been promoted to senior vice president, operations and institutional director.


Dinsmore & Shohl: Barbara Edelman a partner in the Lexington office, has been named to the firm’s board of directors. She maintains complex litigation experience focusing on commercial litigation and many types of business disputes. She previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney and as an assistant attorney general for Kentucky. Eighteen attorneys make up the board of directors. Lexington office managing partner Chauncey S.R. Curtz returns to his seat on the board. In addition to Edelman, three other partners are newly elected to the board . Carolyn M. Brown has been named chair of the firm’s Environmental Group in the Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on all areas of environmental law and includes counseling on regulatory requirements, permitting and transactional issues as well as environmental litigation.

Stites & Harbison: Former Gov. Steven L. Beshear has rejoined the firm after serving two terms as governor of Kentucky, from 2007 to 2015. Beshear first joined Stites & Harbison in 1987 and supervised the Lexington office until beginning his first term as governor in 2007. Beshear will be part of the firm’s Lexington office. He will use his expertise as an attorney and a high-level elected official to serve clients throughout the region and in Washington, D.C.


The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky: Randy Gooch of Nicholasville has been named a member of its Community Advisory Committee. The committee is one of the foundation’s two guiding bodies. Gooch currently serves as public health director for the Jessamine County Health Department.

Baptist Health Foundation Lexington: The following have been named members and officers for the board of directors: Betty Simms, outpatient oncology dietitian at Baptist Health Lexington, chair; Geneva Donaldson, community volunteer, vice chair; John Franke, east regional vice president of finance for Baptist Health, treasurer; and Lindsey Dablow, Baptist Health Foundation Lexington assistant, secretary.

Institute of Real Estate Management: David “Nick” Schwendeman has been named secretary for 2016 of Kentucky-West Virginia Chapter No. 104 of the Institute of Real Estate Management after having served as president in 2015. Schwendeman is senior vice president of asset management at The Webb Cos.


The Webb Cos.: Carter Miller has joined the asset management division as vice president. Miller is taking over for Robert Chaffins, who is retiring in February after 26 years. Chris Fralix has been named vice president of operations. Fralix has worked in information technology for more than 10 years, most recently as technology services manager for SDGblue.

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Compiled by

Dorothea Wingo