Staff Directory


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Ashli Watts

President & Chief Executive Officer

Please contact Candy Keeton at [email protected] to contact Ashli.

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Candy Keeton

Director, Administrative Services

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Patrick Merchak

Senior Vice President of Administration & CFO

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Lisa Johnson

Human Resource Officer

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John Hawkins

Director, Operations

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Addie Downing

Staff Accountant

Public Affairs

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Kate Shanks

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

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Charles Aull

Executive Director, Center for Policy and Research

John Cox picture

John Cox

Director, Public Affairs

John Hughes picture

John Hughes

Manager, Public Affairs

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Jon Dye

Field Organizer, Public Affairs

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Amy Cloud

Executive Director, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives

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Claire True

Coordinator, Public Affairs

Communications & Marketing

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Jacqueline Pitts

Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing

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Sawyer Coffey Noel

Director, Communications and Marketing

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Alaina Holcomb

Lead Graphic Designer, Communications

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Justin Arnold

Coordinator, Communications and Marketing

Membership & Business Services

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Jim Ford

Chief Resource Officer

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Maryellen Mullikin

Executive Assistant, Chief Resource Officer

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Sarah Cathey

Senior Director, Operations

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Katie Raney

Director, Kentucky SHRM State Council Manager, Special Projects

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Kyle Bedford

Director, Events

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Hailey Howard

Manager, Events

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Andrea Flanders

Director, Sponsor Relations

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Donna Taylor

Senior Manager, Design & Marketing

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Darius Tsarev

Manager, Marketing

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Lori Jo Goff

Manager, Customer Relations

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Cassie Collins

Manager, Operations

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Jessica Moore

Senior Manager, Membership & Development

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Shawna Burton

Director, Member Benefits & Partnerships

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Catherine Gaertner

Director, Membership Operations

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Megan Linville

Manager, Membership Development

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Shelby Martin

Retention Manager

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Todd Murphy

Manager, Membership Development

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Joshua Roberts

Manager, Membership Development

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Mea Durham

Coordinator, Membership


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Beth Davisson

Senior Vice President, Foundation

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Harper Michael

Director of Operations, Foundation

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Jordan Deschamp-Young

Program Manager, Foundation

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Issa Wright

Coordinator, Foundation

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LaKisha Miller

Executive Director, Workforce Center

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Sara Tracy

Senior Project Manager

Talent Pipeline Management

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Dorian Moe

Project Manager,

Southeast Talent Pipeline

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Laurie Mays

Project Manager,

Agriculture and Equine Talent Pipeline

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Jacob McAndrews

Project Manager, Southwest Talent Pipeline

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Zach Morgan

Project Manager,

Kentucky Distilling Talent Pipeline

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Callie Miracle

Project Manager, Northeast Talent Pipeline

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Joe Frazier

Executive Director, Center for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Darleen Horton

Senior Manager, Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Nathan Bird

Senior Manager, Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Ryan Bowman

Manager, Workforce Recovery Program

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Brandi Hon

Manager, Workforce Recovery Program

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Aminda Davis

Coordinator, Workforce Center