Centre College: John R. Farris has been named interim vice president for investments and chief financial officer at his alma mater. He is the founder and president of Lexington-based Commonwealth Economics, which advises local governments on a range of financial needs, and LandFund partners of Nashville, which develops and manages private investment funds that acquire and hold farmland in the Mississippi River Valley.
Central Bank: Jennifer Wilson has joined the bank as an investment officer. Ross Barnette has been promoted to executive vice president. He has served as president of Central Insurance Services since 2002. Wilbert W. “Wil” James Jr., president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, has been named to the Central Bancshares board of directors. James joins the following directors who were re-elected: Luther Deaton, Jr., chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, Central Bank; Joan Kincaid, vice chairman, Central Bancshares; Michael D. Foley, partner, Ray, Foley, Hensley & Co. Certified Public Accountants; Wayne Martin, vice president of development, retail division, Booth Energy; Nick Nicholson, retired, Keeneland Association; G. Michael Ritchie, executive vice president, Quantum Spatial; and Paul E. Sullivan, partner, Frost Brown Todd.
Community Trust and Investment Co.: Cameron Adams has been hired as an equity analyst in the Wealth and Trust Management division. Cassandra Basler and Sherry Moody have been named trust relationship administrators in the Wealth and Trust Management division.
Enderle Besten Dieruf: Luke S. Hardy has joined the company as a staff accountant. Scott Romans has been named a partner in the Lexington accounting firm. Romans has been with the firm since 2009 and specializes in taxation and business valuations.
ElderLawLexington: Richard Dawahare has joined the firm as an attorney. He will focus his practice on veteran’s benefits law, elder care, estate planning and probate.
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Bluegrass Chapter: The following have been elected to the 2016 board of directors: Patrick Robinson, Kentucky Community & Technical College System, president; Michael Stratford, Asbury University, past president; Scott Fitzpatrick, Midway College, vice president-membership; Kelli Adanick, Paris-Bourbon County YMCA, vice president-community relations; Ashley Hammond, Lexington Humane Society, vice president-education; Gregory Laur, University of Kentucky, treasurer; and Carrie Thayer, Hope Center, secretary.
Kentucky American Water: Gina Money has been promoted to director of financial analysis and decision support for American Water’s Central Division, which includes Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee. She is based in Lexington and will manage finances for Kentucky American Water and Tennessee American Water, and serve as the finance lead for the rest of the Central Division. Justin Sensabaugh has been promoted to manager of operations-production, overseeing the company’s treatment plants and water quality efforts. Sensabaugh most recently served as operations superintendent for the northern division, which includes water and wastewater operations in Gallatin, Grant and Owen counties.
Keeneland: Jesse Ullery has been named a sales associate. Ullery, who has served as a pedigree announcer at the Keeneland sales since January 2014, was the director of racing at Fair Meadows and Will Rogers Downs in Oklahoma. He will begin his new duties Feb. 22 and will continue as an announcer during Keeneland sales.
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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo