Board of Directors

Commerce Lexington Inc. Nominating Committee Reports Slate of Board Nominations for 2015 Elected Positions

The Nominating Committee of the Commerce Lexington Inc. Board of Directors reported the following information at the November 17th meeting of the Commerce Lexington Inc. Executive Board:

“In accordance with the Commerce Lexington Inc. (CLX) bylaws, the following individuals are nominated by the CLX Nominating Committee and will be voted on by the CLX Executive Board at its December 8th meeting for election to the 2015 Commerce Lexington Inc. Boards of Directors in at-large, one-year and three-year term positions.

COMMERCE LEXINGTON INC. EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT-LARGE NOMINATIONS:
Mike Ash, Fifth Third Bank
David Freibert, Kentucky Utilities Co. – a PPL Company
Cheryl Norton, Kentucky American Water

COMMERCE LEXINGTON INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS THREE-YEAR TERM NOMINATIONS:
Ann Bakhaus, Kentucky Eagle, Inc.
David Freibert, Kentucky Utilities Co. – a PPL Company
Karen Hill, Baptist Health Lexington
Ed Holmes, EHI Consultants
P.G. Peeples Sr., Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County
Mike Price, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
Malcolm Ratchford, Community Action Council
Dave Sevigny, DMD Data Systems, Inc.

COMMERCE LEXINGTON INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS ONE-YEAR TERM NOMINATIONS:
Shelia Bayes, Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers
Laura Day DelCotto, DelCotto Law Group, PLLC
John Gohmann, PNC Bank
Craig King, RJ Corman Railroad Group
Jeff Koonce, Your Community Bank
Taft McKinstry, Fowler Bell PLLC
Scott Smith, Smith Management Group
L. Tracee Whitley, Bingham McCutchen LLP

The 2015 Commerce Lexington Inc. board nomination period began in August as indicated in the August issue of Business Focus and CLX’s E-Newsletter, and nominations were due from the membership by September 2, 2014.”

2014 Executive Board

2014 Board Chair
Ken Sagan
Chairman
Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Chair-Elect
Herb Miller
President
Columbia Gas of Kentucky

Immediate Past Chair
Danny Murphy
Assistant Dean of Administration & Community Engagement
University of Kentucky College of Law

Treasurer
Laura Boison
Market President
U.S. Bank

Secretary
Bob Quick
President & CEO
Commerce Lexington Inc.

General Counsel
Taft McKinstry
Managing Member
Fowler Bell, LLP

Vice Chair – Business & Education Network
Danette Wilder
Director/Owner
SealingLife Technology

Vice Chair – Communications
Dr. Karen Hill
COO/Chief Nurse Officer
Baptist Health Lexington

Vice Chair – Community & Minority Business Development
Larry Forester
Commercial Loan Officer, Vice President
Community Trust Bank

Vice Chair – Economic Development
Darby Turner
Partner
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Vice Chair – Leadership Development
Warren Rogers
President
W. Rogers Company

Vice Chair – Membership & Marketing
Dave Sevigny
Owner
DMD Data Systems

Vice Chair – Public Policy
Carla Blanton
Owner
Carla Blanton Consulting

Regional & Agriculture Representative
John Mahan
Owner
Mahan Farms (Representing Fayette Co. Farm Bureau)

LFUCG Representative
Kevin Atkins
Chief Development Officer
City of Lexington

At-Large Representative
Mike Ash
City President
Fifth Third Bank

At-Large Representative
David Freibert
Director of External Affairs
Kentucky Utilities Co. / LG&E

At-Large Representative
Cheryl Norton
President
Kentucky American Water

2014 Full Board of Directors

Ann Bakhaus
Owner
Kentucky Eagle Inc.

Shelia Bayes
Owner
Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers

David Blackwell
Dean
University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business & Economics

Dr. Eli Capilouto
President
University of Kentucky

Laura D’Angelo
Partner
Dinsmore

Raymond Daniels
Owner/Operator
LexiDan Foods, LLC / Waffle House

Laura Day DelCotto
Partner
DelCotto Law Group, PLLC

Greg Dixon
Chief Executive Officer
SMART Recycling Management

Bill Farmer Jr.
President & CEO
United Way of the Bluegrass

Eric Frankl
Executive Director
Blue Grass Airport

James Frazier, III
Managing Member
McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC

Rufus Friday
President & Publisher
Lexington Herald-Leader/Kentucky.com

Vince Gabbert
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Keeneland Association

John Gohmann
Regional President
PNC Bank

Linda Gorton
Vice-Mayor
City of Lexington

Honorable Jim Gray
Mayor
City of Lexington

Steve Grossman
Senior Vice President
J.J.B. Hilliard, W. L. Lyons, LLC

James Hardin
Career & Technical Education Coordinator
Fayette County Public Schools

Tom Harris
VP, University Relations
University of Kentucky

Connie Harvey
EVP & COO - Commercial Healthcare
Xerox

Melanie Hudson
Vice President, Lexmark Services U.S.
Lexmark International, Inc.

Dr. Augusta A. Julian
College President & CEO
Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Jeff Koonce
Central Kentucky Market President
Your Community Bank

Mark Lewis
President
Tenmast Software

Heidi Matheys
VP, Global Brands
Ashland, Inc.

Terry McBrayer
Senior Member
McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC

Gregory C. Mullins
Director
Blue & Co. LLC.

Porter “P.G.” Peeples Sr.
President & CEO
Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

Mike Price
Vice President of Administration
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.

Robert G. Riggs
Owner
Riggs Sales Service, Inc.

David Royse
Member
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

Dr. Tom Shelton
Superintendent
Fayette County Public Schools

Daryl Smith
Economic Development Project Manager
Kentucky Utilities Co.

Scott R. Smith
Senior Consultant
Smith Management Group

Jon Stewart
President & CEO
Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance

Howard Stovall
Owner
Signs Now

Nick Such
Partner
Awesome, Inc.

Harold Tate
Owner
Urban Toolbox Inc.

Lisa Underwood
Partner
Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, LLP

George Wallace
Market President
BB&T

George Ward
Executive Director
University of Kentucky Coldstream Research Campus

L. Tracee Whitley
Chief Operating Officer
Bingham McCutchen LLP

Linda Wiley
President
Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors

Nancy Wiser
President
Wiser Strategies