April Connections Newsletter

Posted on: April 9, 2018


A note from Janice Way, President:

We are excited for a busy April! After a three month break, we're back traveling the state and hosting sessions this month! First up? Elevate in Owensboro from April 18-20. Did you miss the Elevate Class of 2018 announcement? See below for more information.

We have some very exciting news to share with you!  Leadership Kentucky’s board chair, Elmer Whitaker, is making an extremely generous contribution to assist class members and enhance programming for decades to come.  With an initial donation of $60,000, Elmer is creating a scholarship fund to assist LKY candidates from Eastern Kentucky.  He is also committing to a match of up to an additional $100,000 to encourage others to support the fund. Matching donations should be received by November 1.  When the full amount is reached, investment income from the fund will support scholarships and programming that will enrich leadership opportunities in the Eastern Kentucky region.  Many of you may be interested in helping with this initiative.  Please feel free to contact Elmer or me for additional information regarding the intent and how to contribute to the fund. Those interested in supporting a similar initiative in other parts of the state can reach out to me for details on how to create a fund.  Thank you, Elmer!
Even though it’s only April, we are starting to plan for 2019 and the 35th Anniversary of Leadership Kentucky.  One important way to help us get started with planning is to ensure we have everyone’s updated contact information. We know that many of you have changed jobs or moved in recent years.  Please take a minute to provide your current information below. We'd love to see you at future events!


2018 Annual Alumni Dues

It's time to pay your 2018 Alumni Dues! Dues directly benefit programming, participants and initiatives. If you'd like to receive an invoice or pay via check, please e-mail lky@leadershipky.org. Thank you!
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Alumni Information Update

Leadership Kentucky's 35th Anniversary is coming up in 2019! We are updating our database and intend to have it available for the celebration. Please provide your current information here.
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Alumni News and Notes

  • John Curtin (Class of 1987) named president of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky (NKY Tribune).
  • Linda Rumpke (Class of 1998) has been appointed to the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corp. board of directors (Kentucky.gov).
  • John Cain (Class of 2002) named associate vice president of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky (NKY Tribune).
  • Barry Stumbo (Class of 2006) named new Chief Development Officer at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (A-M News).
  • Theresa A. Canaday (Class of 2006) has assumed the role of litigation department chair at Frost Brown Todd (Frost Brown Todd).
  • Bob Shurtleff (Class of 2010) named new external affairs manager at Kentucky Power in Pikeville (The Lane Report).
  • Wendell A. Followell (Class of 2012) named to United Way of Kentucky Board of Directors.
  • Lourdes C. Baez (Class of 2015) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Center for the Arts (The Lane Report).
  • Walt Robertson (Class of 2015) has been elected to the board of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (Thoroughbred Aftercare).
  • Dr. Duane Bolin (Class of 2016) has been commissioned as a Kentucky Admiral by the Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles G. Snavely.
  • Stephen Heet (Elevate Class of 2017) named to United Way of Kentucky Board of Directors.
  • Ryan Worthen (Elevate Class of 2017) named 2018 Junior Achievement Volunteer of the Year. 
Send news, notes and updates to lky@leadershipky.org.

ELEVATE Class of 2018

We are thrilled to announce the Elevate Class of 2018! These 24 participants come from across the state to form the second Elevate class! The first session is in April in Owensboro.

- Michael Albanese, KLH Engineers
- Joshua Allen, Kentucky Legislative Research Commission
- Andrew Apro, Perfection Group, Inc.
- Perry Blake, Members Choice Credit Union
- Heather Coleman Brooks, English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP
- Sierra Burton, Edwards Moving & Rigging
- Kayla Campbell, Dressman Benzinger LaVelle
- Rachael Chamberlain, Frost Brown Todd LLC
- Kyle Frizzell, Downtown Lexington Corporation
- Anne Frye, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
- Ashley Johnson, U.S. Bank
- Jamison Large, Churchill McGee, LLC
- Edward Lee Metzger, Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing PLLC
- Brittany Moneymaker, Brown-Forman
- Louise Murdock, Jagoe Homes
- Brian Noll, Kenton County Schools
- Jessica Powers, University of Kentucky
- David Snyder, Cumberland Valley National Bank and Trust Co.
- Zachary VanVactor, Stites & Harbison PLLC
- Austin White, Logan Aluminum
- Joey Wright, Thompson Miller & Simpson PLC
- Meredith Zahirovic, Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation
- Jessica Zeh, Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

Leadership Kentucky 2018 

The Selection Committee is currently reviewing applications for the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2018. Stay tuned for the class announcement! 

2018 Session Dates & Locations
June 13-15
: Berea

July 18-20: Louisville
August 15-17: Paducah + Eddyville
September 12-14: Bowling Green + Fort Campbell
October 17-19: Pikeville
November 14-16: Frankfort + Lexington
December 5-7: Northern Kentucky

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Norton Healthcare
Pikeville Medical Center
Kentucky Power
US Bank
RunSwitch PR
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Republic Bank
Whitaker Bank
Putting Kentuckians First and Reentry with the Kentucky Office Of Adult Education and the Education and Labor Cabinet
CHI St Joseph Healthcare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
University of Louisville
Delta Dental
Kentucky Association of Health Plans
Whitaker Bank Foundation
St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Tennessee Valley Authority
Appalachian Regional Healthcare