Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Gov. Beshear Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Press Release Date:  Friday, March 13, 2015  
Contact Information:  Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian
502-564-2611
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 13, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following as members to a pool to serve on the Finance and Administration Engineering or Engineering-Related Services Selection Committee:

 

·         William “Chip” Eskridge Jr., of Louisville, is a principal engineer and technology manager with Jacobs Engineering.

 

·         James M. Shipp, of Mount Sterling, is a professional engineer employed part-time by East Kentucky Power Cooperative Inc.

 

·         William R. Scalf, of Louisville, is a department head and civil engineer employed by the City of Frankfort Sewer Department.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Breast Cancer Advisory Committee, to serve for terms expiring July 1, 2018:

 

·         Linda B. Roach, of Lexington, is a horse farm owner. She represents the Kentucky Commission on Women. The appointment replaces Eleanor Jordan, whose term has expired.

 

·         Edna Campbell, of Louisville, is retired. She represents breast cancer survivors. The appointment replaces Ann Marchal, who is deceased.

 

·         Beverly B. McCombs, of LaGrange, is retired. She represents breast cancer survivors. The appointment replaces Barbara H. Vonderheide, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following to the Breast Cancer Advisory Committee, to serve for terms expiring July 1, 2018:

·         Doris F. Rosenbaum, of Lexington, is a volunteer. She represents breast cancer survivors.

 

·         Elizabeth Anne Amin, of Louisville, is a retired radiologist. She represents radiologists.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed Charles M. Tackett II as a member of the Kentucky Tobacco Research Board to serve for a term expiring July 15, 2016.

 

·         Charles M. Tackett II, of Georgetown, is a farmer and tobacco warehouse operator. He replaces Paige S. Short, whose term has expired.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed David Wickersham as a member of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, to serve for a term ending Sept. 15, 2017.

 

·         David Wickersham, of Richmond, is a policy adviser for the Kentucky Department of Education. He represents employees of the Department of Education. The appointment replaces Elizabeth G. Taylor, who resigned. Wickersham shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed Keith Davis as a member of the Local Distribution Fund Oversight Committee, to serve for a term ending Jan. 1, 2018.

 

·         Keith Davis, of Mount Washington, is superintendent for Bullitt County Public Schools. He represents the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents. The appointment replaces Nora Ruth Hatton, who resigned. Davis shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed Geoffrey M. White as a member of the Kentucky Board of Housing, Buildings and Construction.

 

·         Geoffrey M. White, of Louisville, is an attorney with Frost Brown Todd LLC. He represents citizens at large. White replaces Jim A. Jackson, who resigned. White shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending July 31, 2016.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed Joe Ernest Ellis as a member of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority.

 

·         Joe Ernest Ellis, of Benton, is an optometrist. Ellis shall serve as the Governor’s alternate.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed Kathryn F. Whitmore as a member of the Kentucky Early Childhood Advisory Council.

 

·         Kathryn F. Whitmore, of Louisville, is a professor of early childhood education at the University of Louisville. The appointment replaces LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, who resigned. Whitmore shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 30, 2016.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed Amy S. Folker as a member of the Kentucky State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children.

 

·         Amy S. Folker, of Frankfort, is an insurance policy analyst for the Kentucky Department of Insurance. She represents parents. The appointment replaces Wendy A. Everly, who resigned. Folker shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Aug. 8, 2015.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed Elaine A. Wilson as a member of the Kentucky State Advisory Council on Libraries, to serve for a term expiring Dec. 17, 2018.

 

·         Elaine A. Wilson, of Somerset, is employed by Somerset Community College. Wilson represents special libraries. The appointment replaces Mary C. Congleton, whose term has expired.

 

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following as members of the State Advisory Council on Libraries, to serve for terms expiring Dec. 17, 2018:

 

·         Paul M. Poland, of Georgetown, is semiretired from Poland Insurance Agency Inc. He represents library users.

 

·         Carol M. Mitchell, of Mount Olivet, is director of the Robertson County Public Library. She represents public libraries. 

 

·         William H. Wilson, of Lexington, is associate vice president for external relations at Kentucky State University. He represents library users.

 

·         John Christopher “JC” Morgan, of Cold Spring, is library director at the Campbell County Public Library. He represents public libraries.

·         William H. Hansen, of Irvington, is a library consultant. He represents special libraries.

 

·         Terry D. Buckner, of Lexington, is a librarian and professor at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Buckner represents institutional libraries.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following as members of the Kentucky Public Employees Deferred Compensation Authority Board of Directors, to serve for terms expiring Jan. 16, 2019:

 

·         Denny Nunnelley, of Versailles, is executive director and CEO of the Kentucky Association of Counties. The appointment replaces Stephen E. Gilmore, whose term has expired. Nunnelley represents non-state government employers.

 

·         Kevin Wayne Weaver, of Lexington, is an attorney and managing member at Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney. He represents at large members. The appointment replaces Allison N. Amon, whose term has expired.

 

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following to the authority, to serve for terms expiring Jan. 16, 2019:

 

·         Stephen G. Mullins, of Louisville, works in investment client services and marketing for Mainstream Investment Advisers LLC. He represents investment or banking.

 

·         William E. Feltner, of Georgetown, is a banker. He represents at large members.

 

Gov. Beshear has reappointed George O. Purvis as a member of the Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to serve for a term expiring March 6, 2018.

 

·         George O. Purvis, of LaGrange, is an audiologist at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He represents audiologists.

 

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