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Governor Beshear makes appointments to Boards and Commissions

Friday, 04 26, 2013

Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian
502-564-2611

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the KATS Network Advisory Council to serve for terms expiring March 31, 2016:

  • Norbert J. Ryan, of Versailles, is the state Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator. He represents other state agencies, public agencies or private organizations.
     
  • Matthew B. Davis, of Bowling Green, is an administrator at Western Kentucky University. He represents individuals with disabilities who use assistive technology.
     
  • Joe L. Cowan, of Monticello, is an instructional specialist and Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator at Somerset Community College. He represents individuals with disabilities who use assistive technology.
     
  • Sharon S. Fields, of Frankfort, is self-employed. She represents individuals with disabilities who use assistive technology.
     
  • Nathan P. Bolton, of Bowling Green, is a professional speaker. He represents individuals with disabilities who use assistive technology.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the Consumers’ Advisory Council to serve for terms expiring Sept. 8, 2015:

  • Randall Azbill, of London, is an attorney.
     
  • Diane Wood, of Hopkinsville, is a retired auditor.
     
  • John D. Tidwell, of Mayfield, is a real estate appraiser at Waldrop & Associates.

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Grant Steering Committee to serve for terms expiring May 16, 2016:

  • Cheri Murrey, of Beattyville, is an elementary school teacher for the Lee County Board of Education. She represents primary teachers with expertise in reading and literacy. The appointment replaces Gala Catron, whose term has expired.
     
  • Kristen H. Perry, of Lexington, is an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky. She represents university professors with expertise in reading and literacy. The appointment replaces Julia E. Embry, whose term has expired.
     
  • April Kathleen “Kathy” Mansfield, of Simpsonville, is an elementary school library media specialist for Shelby County Public Schools. She represents certified media specialists. The appointment replaces Rosana V. Denham, whose term has expired.
     
  • Kathi Haley, of Paris, is a reading recovery teacher at Bourbon County schools. She represents the state at large. The appointment replaces James A. Nelson, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Monica Rath to the Charitable Gaming Advisory Commission to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending July 10, 2015.

  • Monica Rath, of Newport, is a community center coordinator for the city of Southgate. She represents Kentucky volunteer firefighters organizations. The appointment replaces Ralph Spurlock, who has resigned.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Rodney Simpson to the Kentucky River Authority to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Sept. 18, 2014.

  • Rodney Simpson, of Frankfort, is a self-employed consultant. He represents counties adjacent to locks and dams 1 through 4 of the Kentucky River. The appointment replaces Jerry T. Wildt, who has resigned.

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Heritage Council to serve for terms expiring Aug. 6, 2016:

  • Virginia W. Butler, of Maysville, is a substitute teacher. The appointment replaces James E. Hays, whose term has expired.
     
  • Nana Lampton, of Goshen, is CEO at American Life Insurance and chairwoman of Hardscuffle Inc. The appointment replaces Darlene J. Brown, whose term has expired.
     
  • Charles W. Weyland, of Louisville, is an architect and real estate developer at City Properties Group. The appointment replaces Dennis J. Vesper, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the council to serve for terms expiring Aug. 6, 2016:

  • Stephen L. Collins, of Shelbyville, is an attorney and funeral director at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home. Collins shall serve as vice chairman of the council.
     
  • Jennifer B. Miller, of Lexington, is an attorney and self-employed consultant.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed Robert Joseph Roberts to the Kentucky Real Estate Commission to serve for a term expiring June 19, 2017. This order is effective June 20, 2013.

  • Robert Joseph Roberts, of Richmond, is an insurance agent at R.J. Roberts Inc. He represents citizens at-large.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board to serve for terms expiring July 15, 2016:

  • Robert S. Weise, of Richmond, is a historian at Eastern Kentucky University. He represents architectural historians.
     
  • Kelli Carmean, of Lexington, is an associate professor at Eastern Kentucky University. She represents archeologists.
     
  • William H. Mulligan Jr., of Murray, is a professor at Murray State University. He represents professionally recognized historians.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed Stephen D. Lewis to the State Board of Auctioneers to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2016. This order is effective July 1, 2013.

  • Stephen D. Lewis, of Morehead, is an auctioneer and realtor at C.R. Lewis Agency Inc.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Roxann Fry to the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending May 12, 2015.

  • Roxann Fry, of Bowling Green, is a senior economic development consultant for the Tennessee Valley Authority. She represents business/members at large. The appointment replaces Kimberly M. Huston, who has resigned.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed Shelley W. Ryan to the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners to serve for a term expiring April 1, 2017.

  • Shelley W. Ryan, of Lexington, is a physical therapist at Shriners Hospital. She represents consumers.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Greg Curlin to the Water Transportation Advisory Board to serve for a term expiring Sept. 30, 2016.

  • Greg Curlin, of Fulton, is executive director of Hickman-Fulton Co. Riverport Authority. He represents the Commonwealth’s public riverports. The appointment replaces Thomas E. Riney, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Jefferson Community and Technical College Board of Directors to serve for terms expiring Dec. 19, 2018:

  • James L. Lancaster, of Glenview, is CEO at Lantech.Com LLC. The appointment replaces Louis I. Waterman, whose term has expired.
     
  • Mary S. Moseley, of Louisville, is the owner of Al J. Schneider Co. The appointment replaces Joanna S. Freels, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed Lou Ann Moore to the board to serve for a term expiring Dec. 19, 2018.

  • Lou Ann Moore, of Shepherdsville, is a real estate broker at Century 21 Advantage Plus.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Susan Ulmer Blake to the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board to serve for a term expiring Sept. 20, 2015.

  • Susan Ulmer Blake, of Lexington, is a business manager at Lexington Neurology. The appointment replaces Jane B. Dobson, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council to serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2017:

  • Patsy E. Wilson, of Lexington, is an extension specialist of viticulture at the University of Kentucky. She represents the University of Kentucky Agriculture Experiment Station. The appointment replaces Dr. John G. Strang, whose term has expired.
     
  • Ann B. McBrayer, of Lexington, is president of KY Eagle Inc. She represents citizens at large. The appointment replaces John A. Carpenter, whose term has expired.
     
  • Ann E. Karsner, of Willisburg, is vice president at Horse Bend Vineyards. She represents winery operators. The appointment replaces Charles A. Smith, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Sandra Anez Powell to the Child Labor Committee to serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

  • Sandra Anez Powell, of Richmond, is a social service coordinator at Foothills Community Action Partnership. She represents the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. The appointment replaces Alma Randolph-Patton, who has resigned.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Aaron H. Pierce to the State Plumbing Code Committee to serve for a term expiring Jan. 31, 2015.

  • Aaron H. Pierce, of Brandenburg, is a master plumber and plumbing superintendent at Hussung Mechanical. He represents the Kentucky Mechanical Contractors Association. The appointment replaces Gary W. Schardein, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the committee to serve for a term expiring Jan. 31, 2015:

  • Park Heaton Rommel, of Owensboro, is an engineer and the owner of A & G Engineering. He represents the Kentucky Society for Professional Engineers.
     
  • James W. Gibson, of Benton, is a self-employed plumber. He represents the Association of General Contractors of America.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Kevin Shurn to the Kentucky Office for the Blind State Rehabilitation Council to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 30, 2013.

  • Kevin Shurn, of Louisville, is the owner of Superior Maintenance. He represents Kentucky Workforce Investment Board. The appointment replaces William Monterosso, who has resigned.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists to serve for terms expiring Feb. 1, 2015:

  • Regina Kay Swanner, of East Bernstadt, is a cosmetology instructor at Somerset Community College. She represents cosmetology teachers in public education.
     
  • Bea Collins, of Wittensville, is a hairdresser and owner of Bea’s Beauty Salon. She represents cosmetology salon owners.
     
  • Rebecca H. Taylor, of Winchester, is a cosmetology school owner. She represents cosmetology school owners.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Leigh Gross Latherow to the Ashland Community and Technical College Board of Directors to serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2019.

  • Leigh Gross Latherow, of Ashland, is an attorney at VanAntwerp, Monge, Jones, Edwards & McCann LLP. The appointment replaces Carl D. Edwards, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed Ann B. Perkins to the board to serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2019.

  • Ann B. Perkins, of Ashland, is the director at Safe Harbor.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Kathy Boehmer to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending July 16, 2013.

  • Kathy Boehmer, of Edgewood, is a physical therapist and athletic trainer at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. She represents citizens at large. The appointment replaces Max A. Maxwell, who has resigned.

Gov. Beshear has appointed Donald S. Elias to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority to serve for a term expiring Dec. 6, 2015.

  • Donald S. Elias, of Murray, is an engineering project coordinator and inspector at Bacon, Farmer, Workman Engineers. The appointment replaces James O. Butts, whose term has expired.

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