FRANKFORT, Ky. — Governor Steve Beshear has appointed two new members to the Kentucky Arts Council board, and reappointed four current board members.
Kathleen T. Setterman, of Ashland, and Helen Mountjoy, of Utica, will serve the remainder of unexpired terms ending Feb. 1, 2013, and Feb. 1, 2015, respectively.
Setterman is executive director of the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, where she has worked since 1988. A member of numerous professional organizations, Setterman has served on many boards including the Kentucky Arts Presenters Network, the Arts Council of Northeastern Kentucky, Ashland Main Street and The League of Historic American Theatres. She has received many awards including the East Kentucky Leadership Foundation Culture/Arts Award in 2010.
Mountjoy is a former secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and a former vice president of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. She served on the Kentucky Board of Education for 15 years and chaired the board from 1998 to 2004. Mountjoy is a member of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.
The four board members reappointed to terms that will expire Feb. 1, 2016, are:
- Everett D. McCorvey, Lexington (vice chairman)
- Paul E. Fourshee, Cadiz
- Ronald E. Johnson, Fort Mitchell
- Sonya G. Baker, Murray
The Kentucky Arts Council board chairman is Todd P. Lowe, of Louisville. Other members of the board are: Carla Bass Miller, Louisville; Wilma Brown, Danville; John S. Hockensmith, Georgetown; Henrietta Kemp, Hopkinsville; Josephine Richardson, Whitesburg; Andrea Rudloff, Bowling Green; Randall C. Vaughn, Lexington; Roanne Victor, Louisville; and Jayne Moore Waldrop, Lexington.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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