ROTARIANS IN THE NEWS

  • Ashley Brauer was featured in "People On the Move" section of Louisville Business First's August 12th issue for her recent promotion to Senior Account Manager at Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations.
  • Club President, Alice Bridges, will be featured in the next issue (September 2016) of Today's Woman magazine. The article will feature Alice's leadership both within Rotary and at KentuckyOne Health.
  • John Walczak, Director of the Louisville Zoo, was pictured with Actor Nicholas Cage on the August 5, 2016 issue of Louisville Business First. The article explains how the state's move to increase tax incentives for movie production companies to film here has fringe benefits for local economies.
  • Bill Stone, President of Louisville Plate Glass, has announced in Courier Journal (July 27) and in Louisville Business First (July 29), that Florida company Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products has purchased LPG. The result of the sale will be a new $5 Million facility with a large list of upgrades for the business.
  • Susan Zepeda, CEO/President of Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, offered her thoughts on the Commonwealth's new Medicaid reform plan in Sunday's (July 24, 2016) Community Forum in the Courier Journal. She outlines some positives, like incentive plans and service availability, but mentions that the reform has potential to create barriers to those who really need Medicaid.
  • Janet Reilly, Senior VP of The Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank, was featured in Louisville Business First's (July 22, 2016) section of "People to Know" in banking and finance. She explains the role of technology in banking, how regulations have changed the field, and why she thinks branches are here to stay.
  • Nancy Jo Trafton was featured in a university wide newsletter from the Office of Advancement of IU Southeast on July 19, 2016. She was recently appointed as their new Director of Marketing and Communications.
  • Jean West Losavio was recently appointed as the Communications Director for the state's Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The Courier Journal article from July 17, 2016 noted her recent work as producer and host of two local health-news shows "Jean West's Medical Daily" and "Get Healthy".
  • Muhammad Babar, President of Muslim Americans for Compassion, was featured in the Courier Journal's July 16,  2016 issue, urging local citizens to unite in acts of compassion in light of recent terror attacks.
  • Christen Boone, CEO of Fund for the Arts, was recognized in the July 15, 2016 issue of the Courier Journal for the Fund's successful $8.7 Million fundraiser campaign.
  • Kirk Alliman returned recently from a biking trip through Northern Spain, where he pedaled his bicycle for 12 days following the 560 mile “Way of St. James”. This 1000 year old route is famous for yearly pilgrimages (sometimes of over 200,000 people) to see the shrine of St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia of Northwestern Spain.

  • Nima Kulkarni, founder of Indus Law Firm - featured in Louisville Business First article (July 8th) about H-1B Immigration Law's 64% failure rate and how the law affects local business hiring.
  • David Hardy, Managing Director of CBRE - featured in Louisvlle Business First article (July 1st) about the uptick in office space constructions, renovations, and higher rental rates.
  • Chet Diamond, Retired Rabbi - Receives Ottenheimer award for lifetime of achievement in pursuit of social justice.
  • Joe Kutz, M.D., Retired Hand Surgeon - Featured in Louisville Business First for his notable career and recent retirement. 
  • Allen Parnell & Cindy Collier, Mister 'P' Express - Recognized by Kosair Charities Magazine for continuous work in philanthropy.
  • Barbara Sexton Smith, Former CEO of Fund for the Arts - Easily wins a seat on Metro Council, district 4. 
  • Jim Gray, Lexington Mayor - Wins Democratic nomination for US Senate race later this fall. He will face Republican nominee Rand Paul for the seat.
  • Barry Barker, Executive Director of TARC - TARC releases new mobile device application for its all-electric ZeroBus service.
  • John Walczac, Director Louisville Zoo - Courier Journal features new Zoo exhibit of miniature penguins.
  • Gordon Brown, President of Home of Innocents - Awarded the "2016 Hero of the Home" award for 21 years of leadership.
  • Maria Smith, CEO of Harbor House of Louisville, Inc. - Annual Ken-Ducky derby event recognized as a future official event of the Kentucky Derby Festival.
  • Kirk Alliman, Retired Supported Living Services - featured in Kentucky Monthly magazine for his 740 mile bike trip in pursuit of finding the Commonwealth's best burgers.
  • David Ratterman, Stites and Harbison Member - Inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Hall of Distinguished Alumni. 
  • Jeff Underhill, Underhill & Associates President – Underhill & Associates, named Business First “Small Company Business of the Year”
  • Christen Boone, President and CEO of Fund for the Arts – Fund for the Arts named Business First “Nonprofit Organization Business of the Year” finalist
  • Bill Roby, Board Chairman of USA Cares, Inc. – Wonderful two-page article in Business First commending Randy, Board Chair of USA Cares, for his work to help military families
  • Lukas Dwelly, AddMor, LLC. – Great feature article in Business First about the leadership skills that Lukas learned as a Marine, and about his transition to his own successful firm
  • Randy Coe, President of Kosair Charities – Excellent recent article in the Courier-Journal about keeping KY’s children safe
  • Gail Becker, recent graduate of Encore, the first class of Leadership Louisville’s newest program, which provides the opportunity to give back in an advisory capacity to organizations with critical strategic needs
  • Thom Crimans, recent graduate of Encore, the first class of Leadership Louisville’s newest program, which provides the opportunity to give back in an advisory capacity to organizations with critical strategic needs
  • J.R. Curtin, recent graduate of Encore, the first class of Leadership Louisville’s newest program, which provides the opportunity to give back in an advisory capacity to organizations with critical strategic needs
  • Rick King, recent graduate of Encore, the first class of Leadership Louisville’s newest program, which provides the opportunity to give back in an advisory capacity to organizations with critical strategic needs
  • Ken Middleton, recent graduate of Encore, the first class of Leadership Louisville’s newest program, which provides the opportunity to give back in an advisory capacity to organizations with critical strategic needs
  • Wayne PerkeyPast President, Celebrated his 46th year in radio last week!
  • Ken Selvaggi, Wave-TV Vice President and GM, recently named Board Member of Leadership Louisville
  • Kevin Wardell, Past President, recently elected Secretary/Treasurer of Leadership Louisville
  • Jeff Hadley, CEO of Boys and Girls Haven, which was a finalist of the Better Business Bureau Torch Awards on Nov. 4. The Torch Awards are given to organizations that maintain a solid commitment to conduct business practices in an ethical manner.
  • Julie Guenthner, CEO of ElderServe, which was Winner of the Better Business Bureau Torch Awards on Nov. 4.
  • Kirk Alliman, rode 740 miles on his bike, visiting 48 interesting “mom and pop burger joints” in 25 different KY towns. Check out his experiences in the May 2016 issue of TheKentucky Monthly magazine
  • Ed Binford, PNC Bank Sr. Vice President, Celebrated his recent retirement by walking the 500 mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route from western France to northern Spain.  He walked for 34 days, averaging 15 miles per day
  • Rene Brown, Pastor at Living Faith Christian Ministries and Strategic Consultant / PODS Liaison at Humana, Honored by Business First at the Salute to Veterans Breakfast
  • Daniel Swintosky, General Manager, AMTECK, appointed to Governor’s Electrical Advisory Committee and LEAD GLI 2014-15 participant; and GLI Inc. credible Finalist
  • Ray Schuhmann, President, Kinetic Corporation, makes 2014 500/5000 List for second consecutive year
  • Kirk Alliman, Retired, Article in Kentucky Monthly Magazine
  • David Ratterman, Partner, Stites & Harbison, American College of Construction Lawyers’s Past Presidents Award
  • Jay Davidson, Chairman of the Healing Place, Money Magazine “HERO” Award
  • Randy Coe, President of  Kosair Charities,  Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service – 09/18/14
  • Roland Blahnik, President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, retiring after 30 years
  • Sam Swope, Retired, U of L Honorary Degree, Highest Honor Awarded, “Doctorate in Public Service”
  • Dr. Muhammad Babar, President of Kentuckiana Geriatric & Palliative Services PLLC,  recipient of Mosaic Award
  • David Ray, Retired – U.S. Secret Service, Chosen as Centre College “2014 Associate of the Year”
  • Joseph E. Kutz, M.D., Business First article “Legacy of a Handshake
  • Christen Boone, New President of Fund for the Arts
  • Phil Scherer, President of Commercial Kentucky, Inc. – Business First Article
  • Judy Lambeth, President/CEO of Maryhurst, Named “2014 Woman of Distinction” by Center for Women & Families
  • Steve Eggers, Principal of K. Norman Berry Architects, Appointed President of Main Street Association
  • Janet Reilly, Sr. VP of US Bank, Private Client Reserves, Appointed Secretary of Main Street Association Board
  • Franklin Jelsma of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP, Elected as Managing Partner
  • President Randy Coe, President of Kosair Charities, “Man of the Year” award at Awards of Excellence event.
  • Barbara Sexton Smith, President/CEO of Fund for the Arts, B-F article
  • David Wood, Sr. VP of Cassidy Turley/Harry K. Moore, B-F article
  • Carl Thomas, President/Treasurer of Gheens Foundation, Appointed Chairman of StageOne Family Theatre
  • Ray Schuhmann, President of Kinetic Corp., B-F article
  • Mark Hogg, CEO/Founder of WaterStep, C-J articles
  • Thom Crimans, President of Frannet of MidAmerica, C-J article
  • Cindy Collier & Allan Parnell, President & CEO / Chair of Mister ‘P’ Express, “Business of the Year” BF Medium Company Finalist
  • Amy Letke, President/CEO of Integrity HR, “Business of the Year” BF Small Company Finalist
  • Jane W. Burks, President/CEO of VOA, C-J Op Ed
  • Nima Kulkarni, Business First  2013 “Forty Under 40” Young Professional Honoree
  • Jeff Underhill, Business First Article
  • Randy Coe, President of Kosair Charities – Recipient of 2013 Commonwealth Award
  • Randy Coe, President of Kosair Charities – Kosair Charities Celebrates 90 Years of Service
  • Jay Davidson, President/CEO of The Healing Place – GLI INC.CREDIBLE AWARD Winner
  • Robert English, VP/Treasurer VanZandt, Emrich & Cary Insurance – GLI INC.CREDIBLE Award finalist
  • Joan Frey, Dean of Galen College of Nursing – Regional Accreditation w/ Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission
  • Alan Griffes, Commonwealth Bank & Trust Co. – Board Treasurer of Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Kentuckiana
  • Donna Hargens, JCPS Superintendent – Fund for the Arts Board Education Liaison
  • Ingrid Hernandez, President of InGrid Design – GLI INC.CREDIBLE Award finalist
  • Henry V. Heuser, Jr., President of Unistar Purchasing Solutions – Recipient of GLI’s EnterpriseCorp Award for Entrepreneurship
  • Mark Hogg, Founder/CEO of WaterStep – Named Kentucky Humanitarian of the Year
  • Cynthia Knapek, President Leadership Louisville Center – GLI INC.CREDIBLE Award finalist
  • Mike Mountjoy, Chairman of Mountjoy Chilton Medley – Recent Business First article
  • Chris Roberts, Sr. VP Business Affairs, Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts – GLI INC.CREDIBLE Award finalist
  • Barbara Sexton Smith, President/CEO Fund for the Arts – GLI INC.CREDIBLE Award finalist
  • Kiel Thomson, President of Kiel Thomson Company – Business First article




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