Personnel File for the week of Feb. 8

Allison Wetzel
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Georgetown College: Michael Lukemire, chief operating officer at Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., has been named to the college’s board of trustees. He is a 1980 graduate of Georgetown College, where he majored in chemistry and biology.


BB&T: Laura Boison has been named senior vice president and business services officer. She is based at BB&T's Lexington main office at 200 West Vine Street. Boison brings more than 30 years in the financial services industry to her new role.

Peoples Exchange Bank: Kevin Truesdell has joined the bank as a retail mortgage lender for the Mount Sterling market. Truesdell has been in banking and mortgage lending for nearly 15 years. He is also a fourth-generation farmer and owner of a operation that raises and sells pigs directly to 4-H and FFA members to show at county fairs, state fairs and various shows.

Traditional Bank: Michael Friesen has been named a commercial loan officer. Friesen has a decade of commercial lending experience.

Health care

KentuckyOne Health: Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson has joined the care management company to coordinate population health initiatives across the system. Mayfield Gibson, a board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologist with a 10-year record of public health management, will serve as vice president of population health for the KentuckyOne Health system and chief medical officer for KentuckyOne Health Partners, the Medicare-approved accountable care organization formed by KentuckyOne Health. She most recently served as state commissioner of health,, reporting to the governor.


DelCotto Law Group: Sara A. Johnston has joined the Lexington office as an associate. She will concentrate her practice on consumer, business and municipal bankruptcies.


American Cancer Society: Luther Deaton, president and CEO of Central Bank & Trust Co. since 1996, has been elected to the 28-member ACS Mid-South Division board of directors. Diana S. Diaz, Nashville, has been named chair of the Mid-South board for 2016. Diaz joins officers from across the Mid-South including Dr. William Boykin Jr., Ashland, as chair-elect; Tommy Barker of West Monroe, La., as vice-chair and secretary; and Ed Coulter of Mountain Home, Ark., as immediate past board chair.

Lexington Medical Society: Dr. Thomas K. Slabaugh Jr., a Lexington urologist, has been named president. The organization was established in 1799, making it the second-oldest medical society in the country.

NCAA Honors Committee: Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has been elected chair of the nine-person committee. He is the first university president from Kentucky to chair the committee.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: The following have been appointed to the group’s Kentucky Advisory Committee: Dr. Betty Griffin, Frankfort, chair; Rosa Alvarado, Louisville; Dr. Christa Brown, Lexington; Gary Brown, Versailles; Dr. John Chowning, Campbellsville; Richard Clay, Danville; Christopher Hunt, Lexington; Lee Look, Louisville; Samuel Marcossom, Louisville; Dr. Patricia Murrell, Louisville; Alice Wadell, Bowling Green; Mitchell Payne, Louisville.

Other Allison Wetzel has been named manager of the Lexington-based company’s contact center, overseeing all aspects of the Internet and mobile site’s customer service.

Wiser Strategies: Katie McDaniel has joined the full-service communication consulting firm as marketing and public relations coordinator.

Exceptional Living Centers: John Jernejcic has been named director of construction for the Lexington-based professional management company. He will lead the development of new senior living centers nationwide.

Kentucky Artisan Center: Todd Finley has been named executive director of the Berea marketplace. Finley, of London, replaces Victoria Faoro, who is retiring after 15 years as the center’s first director.

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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo