Board of Directors


Executive Committee

Kevin Smith picture

Kevin Smith

Board Chair

Beam Suntory • Clermont

Candace McGraw picture

Candace McGraw


Cincinnati/Northern KY Int’l Airport • Hebron

Diane Medley picture

Diane Medley

Immediate Past Chair

MCM CPAs & Advisors • Louisville

Kelley Workman picture

Kelley Workman

Vice Chair, Administration

Planter's Bank, Inc. • Hopkinsville

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Stephen Branscum

Vice Chair, Communications and Marketing

Branscum Construction • Russell Springs

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John Crockett III

Vice Chair, Membership & Business Services

LG&E and KU Energy, LLC • Louisville

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LaJuana S Wilcher

Vice Chair, Public Affairs

English Lucas Priest & Owsley, LLP • Bowling Green

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Mark Gooch


Community Trust Bank, Inc. • Pikeville

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Condrad Daniels

Chair, Kentucky Chamber Foundation

HJI Supply Chain Solutions • Louisville

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Susan Elkington

At-Large Member

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Ky. • Georgetown

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Amy Luttrell

At-Large Member

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Inc. • Louisville

Mark Newman picture

Mark Newman

At-Large Member

UK Healthcare • Lexington

Mark Sommer picture

Mark Sommer

At-Large Member

Frost Brown Todd LLC • Louisville

Ashli Watts  picture

Ashli Watts

President & CEO

Kentucky Chamber • Frankfort

Board Members

Matt Adams picture

Matt Adams

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems • Bowling Green

Shannon Arvin picture

Shannon Arvin

Keeneland • Lexington

Calvin Barker picture

Calvin Barker

Truist • Louisville

P. Douglas Barr picture

P. Douglas Barr

Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC • Lexington

Donovan Blackburn picture

Donovan Blackburn

Pikeville Medical Center • Pikeville

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Melissa Norman Bork

Dentons Bingham Greenbaum LLP • Louisville

Jeff Borkowski picture

Jeff Borkowski

ClearPath Mutual • Louisville

Gabby Bruno picture

Gabby Bruno

Ford Motor Company • Louisville

Kristen Byrd picture

Kristen Byrd

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. • Louisville

Ellen Call picture

Ellen Call

Charter Communication • Louisville

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Allen Carter

Silver Springs Farm Eqwine and Vineyard • Lexington

Kimra Cole picture

Kimra Cole

Columbia Gas of Kentucky • Lexington

Patrick Coleman picture

Patrick Coleman

Houchens Industries, Inc. • Bowling Green

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Gerard Colman

Baptist Health • Louisville

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Paul Costel

Chase • Louisville

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Russell Cox

Norton Healthcare • Louisville

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Brian A. Cromer

Stites & Harbison, PLLC • Louisville

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Nick D'Andrea

UPS • Louisville

Ray Daniels picture

Ray Daniels

Equity Solutions Group, LLC • Lexington

Jeb Duke picture

Jeb Duke

Humana Inc. • Louisville

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Les Fugate

Brown-Forman • Louisville

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Mark Guilfoyle

Dressman, Benzinger & LaVelle, PSC • Crestview Hills

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Kimberly Halbauer

Fifth Third Bank, Kentucky • Louisville

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Adam Hancock

Riney Hancock CPAs PSC • Owensboro

Chad Harpole picture

Chad Harpole

Century Aluminum of Kentucky • Hawesville

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Hollie Harris

Appalachian Regional Healthcare • Lexington

Anthony Houston picture

Anthony Houston

CHI Saint Joseph Health • Lexington

Cindy Johnson picture

Cindy Johnson

Mountain Top Media • Pikeville

Mark Martin picture

Mark Martin

Atmos Energy • Owensboro

Haley McCoy picture

Haley McCoy

President & CEO

Kentucky Association for Economic Development • Frankfort

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Steve Merrick

Kentucky Hardwood Lumber Co. • Somerset

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Bill Mudd

Churchill Downs Inc. • Louisville

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Jeff Noel

Cabinet for Economic Development • Frankfort

Chris Perry picture

Chris Perry

Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives • Louisville

John Phillips  picture

John Phillips

AE Electrical Solutions • Frankfort

Edward Quinn picture

Edward Quinn

R. J. Corman Railroad Group • Nicholasville

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Jay Richert

Marathon Petroleum • Cattlesburg

James Rickard picture

James Rickard

WesBanco • Louisville

Tim Robinson picture

Tim Robinson

Addiction Recovery Care • Louisa

Carlos Sanchez picture

Carlos Sanchez

AT&T Kentucky • Louisville

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Billy Spears

Lexmark International • Lexington

Amy Spiller picture

Amy Spiller

Duke Energy • Cincinnati, OH

Aaron Thompson picture

Aaron Thompson

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education • Frankfort

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Cathy Waddell

Nucor • Ghent

Art Walker III picture

Art Walker III

Walker Construction • Mount Sterling

Kennan Wethington picture

Kennan Wethington

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kentucky • Lexington

Elmer Whitaker picture

Elmer Whitaker

Whitaker Bank, Inc. • Lexington

Ex-Officio Members

Candance Brake picture

Candance Brake

Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce • Owensboro

Ron Bunch picture

Ron Bunch

Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce • Bowling Green

Bobby Clue picture

Bobby Clue

Somerset- Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce

Brent Cooper picture

Brent Cooper

Northern Kentucky Chamber • Fort Mitchell

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Sarah Davasher-Wisdom

Greater Louisville, Inc. • Louisville

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Tim Gibbs

Ashland Alliance • Ashland

Jordan Gibson picture

Jordan Gibson

Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce • Pikeville

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Deanna Herrmann

London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce • London

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Margy Poorman

Hardin County Chamber of Commerce • Elizabethtown

Bob Quick picture

Bob Quick

Commerce Lexington • Lexington

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Josh Suiter

KCCE President

The Chamber of St. Matthews • Louisville

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Sandra Wilson

Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce • Paducah