New Hires & Promotions
Unified Trust Company, N.A. has hired Andrew Windsor as the new retirement investment analyst. Windsor will oversee the analysis, selection and monitoring of ERISA retirement plan investment options, as well as the asset allocation model portfolios for the retirement plan consulting group business. He will also serve on the Trust Investment Committee.
Unified Trust Company, N.A. has also named Michael Weiner as its new chief investment officer. Weiner will be responsible for establishing and implementing investment policy, including research, policy development, asset allocation, mutual fund and separate account manager selection. This position leads the Trust Investment Committee for both the wealth management and the retirement plan consulting group business lines.
McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLLC has announced that Masten Childers III and Philip C. Lawson have joined the firm as associates and will practice in the firm’s Lexington office. Childers and Lawson have both joined the firm’s litigation department. Childers will focus his practice on insurance law, bank litigation and equine law. Lawson will be focusing on criminal defense and civil litigation.
Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance has announced that Randy Garland has been named vice president of information technology and chief information officer. Jenny Whitis, SPHR has been appointed vice president of human resources. Paul Dillon has been promoted to director of special investigations. W. Kevin Ickes, Jr., has been promoted to director of legal services.
Kentucky American Water has announced that Brent O’Neill has joined the company as director of engineering. O’Neill will be responsible for providing professional engineering, planning, direction and coordination for capital investment projects; directing design, construction and maintenance of water and waste water assets; and ensuring quality, reliable and adequate water supply. O’Neill will relocate from Illinois.
Chris Ring has been named sales director at Ad-Venture Promotions, a Lexington-based firm specializing in promotional items, apparel, screen printing and embroidery.
Community Trust and Investment Company is has announced that Aprill E. Shepherd has been promoted to the position of relationship officer of institutional and retirement services. Shepherd’s responsibilities include the administration of institutional and qualified plan accounts. Her office is located at 101 North Main Street in downtown Versailles, Ky.
King & Schickli, PLLC has announced that Zachary E. Derbyshire has recently joined the firm. Derbyshire will concentrate his practice in the areas of patent prosecution, patent litigation and trademark and unfair competition.
KLH Lexington has announced the additions of Cody Richardson as an electrical co-op and Justin York as a mechanical co-op.
Eastern Kentucky University has named Barry Poynter as vice president for finance and administration. Poynter brings 25 years of experience in higher education business and finance to the position, including the past eight at EKU.
Gov. Steve Beshear has announced the appointment of Craig A. Potts as executive director of the Kentucky Heritage Council (KHC) and state historic preservation officer. He will oversee a staff of 20 whose responsibilities also include administering state and federal rehabilitation tax credit programs, the Kentucky Main Street Program, historic sites survey, the National Register of Historic Places, preservation planning, the Certified Local Government (CLG) Program, and staff support for the Kentucky African American, Kentucky Native American and Kentucky Military heritage commissions.
AT&T has announced that Brad McLean has been appointed to the position of director of external and legislative affairs for AT&T Kentucky. In his new position, McLean will oversee the company’s local, state and federal government relations efforts in the Commonwealth.
Lafayette High School student and Lexington arts advocate Virginia Newsome has been awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. She is one of 10 to receive the award for community service at a May event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
She earned the title of National Honoree, along with a personal award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for her school, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a nonprofit charitable organization of her choice.
The Hospice Care Center, located in St. Joseph Hospital and operated by Hospice of the Bluegrass, has been named a 2013 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta. The award recognizes hospice agencies providing the best patient care as rated by the patient’s caregiver.
Bank of the Bluegrass and Trust Co. has been named in the top 15th percentile of community banks by Seifried & Brew LLC, a community bank risk management firm.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. honored its top volunteers during the company’s annual Volunteers In Place recognition ceremony. Dorothy McManigle was named Volunteer of the Year for her work with the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. Other award winners are: David Burke, Ron Holbrook, Billy Wells, Carla Wright, Amy Crowe, Howard Taylor, Bethany Giordano, Pat Malesick, James Paul Switzer and Jason Jacob.
Donna Smith, CPA, has been selected as the Kentucky Financial Services Advocate of the Year. The award is one of several sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and honors outstanding contributions and achievements of entrepreneurs.
Creative Lodging Solutions, a Lexington-based corporate lodging provider, has been named a finalist in both the Fastest Growing Company of the Year and the Customer Service Team of the Year categories in the 2013 American Business Awards. Ultimately, the company will be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program. The American Business Awards will be presented in Chicago in June.
Isaac Fedyniak, a member of the engineering team at Big Ass Fans, has been named as a winner of Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 2013 40 Under 40 Award. This list is published annually, recognizing building industry professionals age 40 and younger.
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Corporate INTL Magazine Legal Award for Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year in Kentucky. Corporate INTL’s annual awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisors and financiers.
Video Editing Services has received three awards for online programming in the 34th Annual Telly Competition, selected from nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries. Awards were presented in the Internet/online program category. “Advance KY: Laying the Foundation” is a professional development program produced in cooperation with Liz LaVigne from the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation. “Live” is a web-based marketing video created for the IdeaFestival in cooperation with Barbara Flexter. “Bluegrass History and Heritage” is a tourism program created for the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with Mary Quinn Ramer.
Brett Construction Company has been named one of the nation’s top metal builders by Metal Construction News, the nation’s leading news magazine for the metal construction industry. For 2012, Brett Construction Company moved up in rankings for both total square footage and tonnage. In one year, Brett Construction Company advanced seven spots to become the nation’s 28th largest metal construction builder by square footage and advanced 14 spots to become the nation’s 39th largest metal construction builder by tonnage.
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorney Brent R. Baughman has been awarded the 2013 Bruce K. Davis Bar Service Award by the Kentucky Bar Association. The award expresses appreciation and respect to the recipient for his or her personal, professional and financial support of the association. All members of the association are eligible to be nominated for the award in any given year, with the exception of current officers and members of the Board of Governors.
Subaru of America announced that Quantrell Subaru has received the 2013 Subaru Stellar Care Award. The Subaru Stellar Care Award is earned by top ranking Subaru dealers who deliver an exceptional ownership experience to our customers.