FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 2, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:
Jani Crouch Highley has been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists.
- Jani Crouch Highley, of Mount Sterling, is the Lead Cosmetologist Instructor at the College for Technical Education. Mrs. Highley will be representing cosmetology school owners and will serve for a term expiring February 1, 2017.
The Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists is made up of five gubernatorial appointees. The board makes periodic inspections of beauty salons and beauty schools in assigned areas, determines whether each individual and business has the required license, follows up on complaints regarding those individuals working without licenses and investigates other violations of the law and inspects premises of salons and schools to determine compliance with sanitary standards and physical requirements as established by the board.
Walter M. Herd, Donald C. Storm and Laura R. Harper have been appointed to the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs. Robert S. Silverthorn, Jr. and Norman E. Arflack have been designated as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively.
- Walter M. Herd, of Simpsonville, is Director of the Army’s Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. Col. Herd shall serve for a term expiring July 16, 2020.
- Donald C. Storm, of Frankfort, is the Adjutant General of the Kentucky National Guard. General Storm shall serve for a term expiring July 16, 2020.
- Laura R. Harper, of Cadiz, is Vice President of Western Kentucky SMA. Ms. Harper shall serve for a term expiring July 16, 2019.
- Robert S. Silverthorn, Jr., of Louisville, is an attorney. General Silverthorn has been designated as Chair of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs.
- Norman E. Arflack, of Frankfort, is the Commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. General Arflack has been designated as the Vice-Chair of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs.
The Governor appoints five at-large members to the Commission on Military Affairs. The Commission is to preserve and expand national defense and military activities in Kentucky.
Daniel L. Bell, Roddy Harrison, Robert J. Leeper and Timothy M. Vaughan have been appointed to the Kentucky 911 Services Board.
- Daniel L. Bell, of Taylor Mill, is Mayor for the City of Taylor Mill. Mayor Bell will represent city officials and will serve for a term expiring August 15, 2020.
- Roddy Harrison, of Williamsburg, is Mayor of the City of Williamsburg. Mayor Harrison will represent city officials and will serve for a term expiring August 15, 2020.
- Robert J. Leeper, of Paducah, is the McCracken County Judge/Executive. Judge Leeper will represent county officials and will serve for a term expiring August 15, 2020.
- Timothy M. Vaughan, of Wilmore, is the 2nd District Magistrate of the Jessamine County Fiscal Court. Mr. Vaughan will represent county officials and will serve for a term expiring August 15, 2020.
The 911 Services Board is made up of fifteen members, 11 of which are gubernatorial appointees. The board is charged with reviewing, evaluating, developing standards and deciding on plans of modifications to the E911 service requirements established by the Federal Communications Commission. The board is also responsible for collecting and regulating service charges for commercial mobile radio connections.
Randall G. Dial and Brenda M. Tiffany have been appointed to the Kentucky State Corrections Commission.
- Randall G. Dial, of Middleburg, is the Casey County Fiscal Court Judge/Executive. Judge Dial will represent County Judge/Executives and will serve for a term expiring February 17, 2018.
- Brenda M. Tiffany, of Rineyville, is a project manager for Fiserv. Mrs. Tiffany will represent crime victims and will serve for a term expiring February 17, 2018.
The Kentucky State Corrections Commission is charged with awarding all grant money to community corrections programs along with developing and implementing a statewide strategic plan for community corrections programs. The Commission is also charged with establishing the Parole Board Nominating Committee.
William J. Byrley has been appointed to the Louisville/Jefferson County Air Board.
- William J. Byrley, of Louisville, is retired. Mr. Byrley shall serve for a term expiring July 15, 2020.
An 11-member Board of Directors that sets policy, approves the budget and hires the executive director, who serves as the organization’s chief executive officer, governs the Authority. The Board is comprised of the Mayor of Louisville, seven mayoral appointees, and three gubernatorial appointees-one of which is a member of the Airport Neighbors Alliance Executive Committee. The board members serve four-year rotating terms without compensation.
Donnie E. Blake has been appointed to the Pest Control Advisory Board.
- Donnie E. Blake, of Louisville, is president of OPC Pest Control. Mr. Blake will represent the pest control industry and will serve for a term expiring June 17, 2018.
The Pest Control Advisory Board consists of seven members, one of whom is appointed by the Governor. The Board regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of pest controllers within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Michael E. Fletcher has been appointed to the State Board of Medical Licensure.
- Michael E. Fletcher, of Independence, is a physician. Dr. Fletcher will represent licensed medical physicians and will serve for a term expiring August 31, 2020.
The State Board of Medical Licensure is composed of 15 members, 11 of whom are appointed by the Governor. The Board is responsible for protecting the public by ensuring that only qualified medical and osteopathic physicians are licensed and initiating appropriate disciplinary action when violations of the Medical Practice Act occur. In addition, the Board regulates the practice of Physician Assistants, Surgical Assistants, Athletic Trainers and Acupuncturists in the Commonwealth.
Kristel S. Smith, Shad M. Sletto, Vik Chadha and Kathy Gornik have been appointed to the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative and Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee.
- Kristel S. Smith, of Frankfort, is an Executive Director at Eastern Kentucky University, where she serves as Director of the Kentucky Innovation Network Richmond office and Director of the EKU Business & Technology Accelerator. Smith will serve for a term expiring July 13, 2018.
- Shad M. Sletto, of Fort Mitchell, is Director of Project Development at EGC Construction Corporation in Newport. Sletto will serve for a term expiring July 13, 2019.
- Vik Chadha, of Louisville, is the co-founder and managing director of GlowTouch Technologies. Chadha will serve for a term expiring July 13, 2020.
- Kathy Gornik, of Lexington, is the co-founder and former president of THIEL Audio. Gornik will serve for a term expiring July 13, 2017.
The Work Ready Skills Initiative and Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee was created to develop a highly trained, modernized workforce in the Commonwealth to meet the needs of employers and promote sustainable incomes for Kentuckians. The Committee shall establish an application process for partnerships seeking state support for partnership programs, establish an application review process and review, consider and approve applications for funding.