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Gov. Matt Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Gov. Matt Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Bill Stephens

October 10th, 2016

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

Ashley Bruggeman, Thomas H. Appleton, Aristofanes Credeno and Howard V. Roberts have been appointed to the Kentucky Humanities Council.

• Ashley Bruggeman, of Lexington, is Regional Account Executive at Scranton Products. Ms. Bruggeman will serve for a term expiring January 1, 2020.
• Thomas H. Appleton, of Lexington, is Foundation Professor of History at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Appleton will serve for a term expiring January 1, 2020.
• Aristofanes Cedeno, of Louisville, is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Louisville and Executive Director of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. Dr. Cedeno will serve for a term expiring January 1, 2020.
• Howard V. Roberts, of Pikeville, is Dean and Professor at University of Pikeville’s Coleman College of Business. Dr. Roberts will serve for a term expiring January 1, 2020.

The KY Humanities Council is a 23-member volunteer board consisting of college and universities humanities’ faculty and members from the public at-large. The KY Humanities Council, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, DC. The Council is supported by the National Endowment and by private contributions and is not a state agency nor do they receive state funding. Five at-large members are appointed by the Governor.

Theodore R. Kuster, Pamela Blatz-Murff and Abby Jones have been appointed to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission. Lawrence Joseph Bisig has been designated as Vice-Chair of the Commission.

• Theodore R. Kuster, of Paris, co-owns Shawhan Place, a Thoroughbred horse farm in Paris. Mr. Kuster will serve for a term expiring May 24, 2019.
• Pamela Blatz-Murff, of Lexington, is a retired Thoroughbred owner/breeder. Mrs. Blatz-Murff will serve for a term expiring May 24, 2019.
• Abby Jones, of Lexington, is Principal at A. Jones Enterprises, LLC. Ms. Jones will serve for a term expiring May 24, 2020.
• Lawrence Joseph Bisig, of Louisville, is CEO of Bisig Impact Group. Mr. Bisig has been designated as the Commission’s Vice-Chair.

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission is made up of 15 gubernatorial appointees. The Kentucky Horse Park Commission is charged with providing broad management expertise and direction in the operation of the Kentucky Horse Park as well as representing the diverse interests of the Kentucky horse industry.

Kenneth Alan Potish, Terry Bunnell and James Michael Rogers have been appointed to the Financial Institutions Board.

• Kenneth Alan Potish, of Louisville, is Sales Manager of Alpha Leasing Company. Mr. Potish will represent citizens at large and serve for a term expiring October 10, 2020.
• Terry Bunnell, of Glasgow, is Community Banker at The Peoples Bank. Mr. Bunnell will represent the banking industry and serve for a term expiring October 10, 2020.
• James Michael Rogers, of Prospect, is retired and former COO of Hilliard Lyons. Mr. Rogers will represent the broker/dealer securities industry and serve for a term expiring October 10, 2020.

The Financial Institutions Board is an agency within the Public Protection Cabinet and is made up of 12 gubernatorial appointees. The Board is responsible for the licensing, chartering and regulation of the activities performed by the state chartered/licensed depository and non-depository financial institutions. The Board is also in charge of administrating the activities by individuals and firms who sell or provide advice on securities to residents of the Commonwealth.

Rita D. Wooten and John Tyler Cecil have been appointed to the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs.

• Rita D. Wooten, of Hyden, is a teacher aid. Mrs. Wooten will serve for a term expiring December 20, 2019.
• John Tyler Cecil, of Paducah, is a physician. Dr. Cecil will serve for a term expiring December 20, 2019.
The commission advocates the rights of children with disabilities and provides services and facilities for children with disabilities.
Harland C. Hatter has been reappointed to the Waste Tire Working Group.
• Harland C. Hatter, of Cynthiana, is Deputy Director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Mr. Hatter will represent the Department of Agriculture and serve for a term expiring August 1, 2019.

The Waste Tire Working Group is to provide advice and input to the Energy and Environment Cabinet on alternative methods on the sale and disposal of waste tires, develop fees, ways to assist local governments with grants for waste tire disposal and develop a formula for the Cabinet to use for the apportion of the money in the water tire fund.

Ronald Lee Washington has been appointed to the Kentucky Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision and designated as Vice Chair of the Council. John Schickel has been designated Chair of the Council.

• Ronald Lee Washington, of Covington, is a small business owner. Mr. Washington will represent at large members, serve as Vice Chair and serve for a term expiring September 6, 2020.
• John Schickel, of Union, is a state senator. Senator Shickel will serve as Chair of the Council.
The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision will guide the transfer of offenders in a manner that promotes effective supervision strategies consistent with public safety, offender accountability and victim’s rights. All states and US territories are active with this mission.

Tiffany Moore Rank, David Robert Cobb and Joseph “Jay” Gilbert Thomas have been appointed to the Finance and Administration Engineering-Related Services Selection Committee.

• Tiffany Moore Rank, of Winchester, is a civil engineer. Mrs. Rank will serve for a term expiring October 2, 2017.
• David Robert Cobb, of Madisonville, is retired and a part time sole proprietor engineer consultant. Mr. Cobb will serve for a term expiring October 2, 2017.
• Jay Thomas, of Louisville, is a civil engineer. Mr. Thomas will serve for a term expiring October 2, 2017.

An engineering and engineering-related services selection committee created in the Finance and Administration Cabinet shall participate in every instance of that cabinet’s procuring engineering or engineering-related services. The committee consists of six or more members. The Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers and the Kentucky Consulting Engineers Council together nominates nine individuals, and the Governor appoints three of these individuals to serve in the pool from which the secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, or their designee, under the supervision of the Auditor of Public Accounts, or their designee, shall randomly select one individual to serve on the committee. The selection committee members appointed by the head of a user agency or user division shall serve on a project-by-project basis. These members participate only in committee action related to the project for which they were appointed.

Brad W. Rister, Wesley Craig Sydnor and Mark J. Day have been appointed to the Transportation Engineering and Engineering-Related Services Selection Committee.

• Brad W. Rister, of Lexington, is Program Manager of the Kentucky Transportation Center Pavements, Materials, Geotech and Infrastructure Assessment Section. Mr. Rister will serve for a term expiring October 2, 2017.
• Wesley Craig Sydnor, of Liberty, is a civil engineer. Mr. Sydnor will serve for a term expiring October 2, 2017.
• Mark J. Day, of Nicholasville, is Director of Engineering and Maintenance at Blue Grass Airport. Mr. Day will serve for a term expiring October 2, 2017.

An engineering and engineering-related services selection committee created in the Transportation Cabinet shall participate in every instance of that cabinet’s procuring engineering or engineering-related services. The committee consists of six or more members, The Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers and the Kentucky Consulting Engineers Council together nominates nine individuals, and the Governor appoints three of these individuals to serve in the pool from which the secretary of the Transportation Cabinet, or their designee, under the supervision of the Auditor of Public Accounts, or their designee, shall randomly select one individual to serve on the committee. The selection committee members appointed by the head of a user agency or user division shall serve on a project-by-project basis. These members participate only in committee action related to the project for which they were appointed.

Thomas Salyer, Daniel R. Morgan and Tracy Voils Adams have been appointed to the Education Professional Standards Board.

• Thomas Salyer, of Paintsville, is Superintendent of the Johnson County Board of Education. Mr. Salyer will represent school administrators and serve for a term expiring September 18, 2020.
• Daniel R. Morgan, of Louisville, is a teacher. Mr. Morgan will represent secondary school teachers and serve for a term expiring September 18, 2020.
• Tracy Voils Adams, of Russell Springs, is a teacher. Ms. Adams will represent secondary school teachers and serve for a term expiring September 18, 2020.

The Education Professional Standards Board consists of 17 gubernatorial appointees. The Board establishes the standards and requirements for obtaining and maintaining a teaching certificate within the Commonwealth, and also sets forth the guidelines and standards for the programs that prepare individuals for becoming teachers and professional school personnel.

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