New Hires & Promotions
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer R. Monarch and Hamid H. Sheikh, Jr. have joined the firm’s Lexington office. Monarch is a member of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution service team, and Sheikh is a member of the real estate and lending service team.
Blue & Co., LLC has announced the addition of the following individuals to the organization’s Lexington office: Kristin G. Conway, staff accountant; Joseph C.Duruttya, staff accountant; and Nathaniel R. Murray, senior accountant.
John Lakes has joined Messer Construction Co. as a staff accountant in the Lexington office. David Momper has joined Messer as a layout engineer and Ashley Webb has joined the company as a project engineer. Both will be working in the Lexington region.
Kirby Ifland has joined Frost Brown Todd as a corporate lawyer and appellate litigator.
Aaron Bivens, senior manager at integrity/Architecture, PLLC (i/A) has been named as the company’s third principal and owner.
Attorney Matthew D. Ellison has become a member of Fowler Bell PLLC. He joined the firm’s litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights groups in 2005.
Brett Tinch has joined Fifth Third Bank as a mortgage loan originator.
A reorganization of the Eastern Kentucky University Development Office has resulted in several additions to the staff as well as position changes. New to the staff are: Carol Ford, Foundation Scholarship coordinator; and Kirk David Jr., Kristen Bennett and Chris Cannon, development officers. In new positions are: Kari Martin, executive director of development, and Johnna Whittamore, director of the Annual Fund. In addition, Jennifer Ott was named assistant director, alumni relations.
Commerce Lexington Inc. has announced the election of the following 2014 board members to three-year terms: Mike Ash, city president, Fifth Third Bank; Ray Daniels, owner/operator, Waffle House/LexiDan Foods, LLC; Rufus Friday, president and publisher, Lexington Herald-Leader; Connie Harvey, EVP and group president, Xerox; David Royse, attorney, Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC; Nick Such, director of labs, Awesome Inc.; Harold Tate, president, Urban Toolbox LLC; and Lisa Underwood, attorney, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP.
Central Bank has been named one of the “Best Banks to Work For” by American Banker and Best Companies Group. Banks were evaluated based on workplace policies, practices and demographics as well as employee surveys. Central was one of 35 banks achieving “Best Bank” status in 2013.
Republic Bank has been honored by the personal finance website GoBankingRates.com as one of the top 20 banks and credit unions across the country for significant community service in education. The website cited Republic’s partnership with the University of Kentucky to offer 20 four-year scholarships to high school students from the Kentucky counties included in the bank’s network.
Bryan Raisor, managing director of the Lexington office of Neace Lukens, has been selected as a 40 Under 40 Regional Broker Leader by Business Insurance. The award recognizes outstanding young brokers for their leadership, specialized knowledge of the industry, client service and commitment to professional growth.
NetGain Technologies was featured in the 2nd annual Inc. Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. the company generated 33 jobs from January 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, placing it fourth among the top seven private business job creators in Kentucky.
Integrity IT has been named to the Ingram Micro 2013 SMB 500. The list celebrates the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners, focused on small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Ranked at number 122, Integrity IT (formerly Small Business Computer Solutions) grew its business with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world’s largest technology distributor, by more than 255 percent.
Becky Jones, ViaMedia’s vice president of marketing and research, has been named an award honoree for CableFAX’s Most Powerful Women in Cable. Jones was also recently recognized by CableFAX as “Marketer of the Year” and “Affiliate Sales Person of the Year.”