14th Business Summit Speakers

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Dave Adkisson

President & CEO,
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Adkisson is president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. During his 14 years at the Chamber, the organization has grown…

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Garrett Bain

Executive Vice President,
GenCanna Global USA

Garrett is executive vice president of revenue at GenCanna Global USA, a vertically integrated agro-tech business specializing in hemp…

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The Honorable Matt Bevin

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Governor Matt Bevin is a husband, father of nine children, veteran, small business owner and is currently serving as the 62nd Governor of Kentucky….

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Kristen Branscum

Kentucky Department of Tourism

Kristen Branscum was named Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism in January 2016, returning to the office…

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Eric Ellis

President and CEO,
Integrity Development Corporation

Eric Ellis, President and CEO of Integrity Development Corporation, has invested three decades supporting the establishment…

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Janet Jakubowicz

Partner and Partnership Board,
Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is a business law firm providing transactional, litigation, tax and government services to clients ranging…

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Scott Jennings

Co-founder and Partner,
RunSwitch PR

Jennings is one of the best known conservative commentators in Kentucky. He frequently appears on the Fox News Channel, on MSNBC…

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Matt Jones

Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR)

Matt Jones, a native of Middlesboro, Ky, is a graduate of Transylvania University and Duke Law School. While practicing law, Jones created…

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Elizabeth McCoy

Planters Bank, Inc.

Elizabeth McCoy is the CEO of Planters Bank in Hopkinsville, KY. Planters Bank is comprised of 12 locations located…

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Jacqueline Pitts

Director of Communications,
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Pitts is the Director of Communications at the Kentucky Chamber, overseeing the organization’s strategic communications.

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The Honorable Ryan Quarles

Agriculture Commissioner,
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Ryan Quarles was elected Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture in 2015. Under his leadership…

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Michael C. Randle

Owner, Publisher, Southern
Business & Development Magazine

Michael Randle has been featured or quoted in more than 900 different media properties around the world and…

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Renee Shaw

KET Public Affairs
Managing Producer & Host

In 1997, Shaw began her career at KET as a public policy reporter and associate producer. In 2005, she launched …

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Kent Taylor

Founder, CEO and Chairman
Texas Roadhouse, Inc.

Kent Taylor is the founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Texas Roadhouse restaurants. Mr. Taylor, who has more than 25 years…

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Paul Thompson

Chairman, CEO and President,
LG&E and KU Energy

Paul Thompson was named to his current position in March 2018. As chairman, CEO and president…

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Secretary John Tilley

Kentucky Justice and Public Safety
Cabinet, Commonwealth of Kentucky

As head of the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, Secretary John Tilley oversees more than 7,000…

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