Farmers Capital Bank: Fontaine “Chip” Banks III has been promoted to senior vice president and chief investment officer, effective April 1. Banks has 30 years of banking and investment experience with Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Co., a subsidiary of the company.
Farmers National Bank: Robert “Bob” Feenick has been named senior vice president. He is responsible for building a commercial lending platform in Central Kentucky using his 30-plus years of lending experience. Kathryn Aubrey has been named a portfolio manager.
Community Trust and Investment Co.: Amara Porter has been named a trust operations specialist in the wealth and trust management division. She is based in the company’s Versailles location.
McBrayer: Ross. T. Ewing has joined the firm’s family law department as an associate. His practice covers all issues related to families in transition, from adoptions to prenuptial agreements to divorce. Ross joins McBrayer after practicing with Gess, Mattingly & Atchison since 2013. Daniel E. Whitley Sr. has joined the firm’s criminal defense department as an associate. Previously, he had been an assistant public defender for the state Department of Public Advocacy since 2013.
Kentucky Nonprofit Network: Chris Chaffin, vice president and private client services officer for Traditional Bank, has been elected to the board of the state association of nonprofit organizations.
Here is the full slate of 2016 board members: Marian Guinn, CEO, God’s Pantry Food Bank, chair; Eileen O’Brien, partner, Stoll Keenon Ogden, vice chair; Steve Jennings, CPA, partner, Crowe Horwath, treasurer; Hollie Spade, regional director of external and legislative affairs, AT&T, secretary; Chaffin; Russell Harper, senior vice president of government relations, Aetna, public policy committee chair; Brian Roy, deputy executive director, Kentucky Association of Counties; Stu Silberman, retired education administrator and executive director, Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence; and Danielle Clore, executive director/CEO, Kentucky Nonprofit Network, ex officio.
United Way of Kentucky: Six new members have been named to the board of directors for 2016: Laura Belcher, chief of planning and business development for T.J. Regional Health, Glasgow; Doug Hogan, executive director of the office of communications and public outreach with the state Public Protection Cabinet, Frankfort; Katherine McKune, associate attorney, Tachau Meek, Louisville; Rosanne Nields, vice president for planning and government relations for St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood; Angie Taylor, former vice president of workforce solutions at Gateway Community & Technical College; and Gina Winchester, executive director of regional outreach at Murray State University.
Lexington Center Corp.: The following have been elected board officers: Brent Rice, chairman; Judy Taylor, vice chair; Holly Wiedemann, secretary; and Craig Turner, treasurer.
Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Cos.: John Sparrow has been named executive vice president and chief executive officer, replacing Bradley R. Smith, who is retiring in April. Sparrow served the past three years as chief operating officer.
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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo