New Hires & Promotions
Green Chesnut & Hughes PLLC (formerly Green & Chesnut PLLC) has announced that Elizabeth Snow Hughes has joined the firm. Hughes’ practice focuses on criminal defense, employment law and litigation (including advising employers with respect to policies, drafting handbooks and handling unemployment claims), and business litigation.
Jill Stowe has been named director of University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs and Dickson Professor of Equine Science and Management beginning May 1. Stowe is an associate professor within the College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics.
Wyatt has announced the addition of two attorneys to its Lexington office — Robert S. Ryan and Suzan J. Hixon.
Forcht Bank has named Jonathan Payne as director of retail sales and service. He will work primarily in the Louisville and Lexington markets.
Audio Authority, manufacturer of AV switching, distribution, conversion and intercom products, announced Tony Ferrero is joining the company as sales manager.
PNC Wealth Management team announced that Marnie Daniels has been appointed as assistant vice president and relationship manager based out of its Lexington location.
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Boar has welcomed new members Rear Admiral William V. Alford, Jr. USN (retired) and James D. Coles. Alford and Coles will serve four-year terms and will replace outgoing Airport Board members Les Kimbrough and Porter G. Peeples.
Council for Burley Tobacco has elected new members to represent the growers-at-large for the organization: David Chappell, Todd Clark, Greg Harris, Hampton Henton, Rod Kuegel and Al Pedigo.
Scott Travis and Shane Wiseman were the growers elected to represent the Kentucky Farm Bureau on the board. Bob James and Eddie Warren were the growers elected to represent The Burley Growers Cooperative Growers Association on the board.
Kenneth Reynolds was the grower elected to represent The Burley Stabilization Corporation on the board.
The Board elected the following officers to serve a two-year term for the organization: president, Rod Kuegel; vice president, Scott Travis; secretary, Hampton Henton; and treasurer, Eddie Warren.
Scott Smith, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, was honored with the William E. Lyons Award for Outstanding Service from UK’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and the Department of Political Science.