Statewide Business Champions


An impressive cadre of key stakeholders have agreed to serve as members of Business Champions Councils to inform legislators, public officials and/or key influencers of the critical role KCTCS colleges play in the success of their respective business and/or community and region, to influence public policy, shape public opinion, energize support, and to secure future state funding for KCTCS.


John W. Clark, John W. Clark Oil Company, Ashland

Kathryn Lamp, Foundation for the Tri-State, Ashland

Kevin Halter, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland

Bill Hornbuckle, Bright 1000, Ashland

Andrew Jones, Community Trust Bank, Ashland

Richard Martin, Martin & Vincent Law Firm, Ashland

Norma Meek, Paramount Arts Center, Ashland

Gerald Naliborski, Marathon Petroleum Co. LLC, Cattlesburg

Ann B. Perkins, Safe Harbor of Northeast KY, Ashland

John C. Stewart, Ashland

Mary Witten Wiseman, Foundation for the Tri-State, Ashland


Patty M. Breeze, Breeze Financial, LLC, Lexington

Michelle Stevens, Sekisui S-LEC America, Winchester

Cherie Sibley, Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester

Jim Jacobus, Inter County Energy Cooperative, Danville

Tucker Ballinger, Forcht Bank, Lexington

Lois Ann Disponett, Lois Ann Disponett Real Estate, Lawrenceburg

Billy Ray Hughes, Lectrodryer, Richmond

Alan Turbyfill, KY Trust Company, Danville

John Cirigliano, Thistle Holdings, Lexington

Amy Scarborough, AT&T, Richmond

Greg Pauley

Bob Babbage, Babbage Cofounder

Laura Babbage, Babbage Cofounder


John Zurborg, Skilcraft, LLC, Burlington

Michael Hirsch, Bosch Automotive Steering, Florence

Jeff Jump, Mubea North America, Florence

Doug Simpson, Castellini Group of Companies, Wilder

Darrell Betz, Regal Beloit, Florence

Steve Brunson, Forcht Bank

Mary Grace Cassar, Bosch Automotive

Daniel Catalano, Zotefoams

Norm Desmarais, TIER 1 Performance Solutions

Steve Frank, Frank Wealth Consulting Group

Shelley Funke Frommeyer, Waddell & Reed

Trey Grayson, Northern Ky. Chamber of Commerce

Jordan Huizenga, Children, Inc.

Greg Johnston, Skilcraft, LLC

Maryanne McGowan, Duke Energy

John Nienaber, Jr., Heritage Bank

James Resing, Arlinghaus Electric

Matt Sieverding, Krauss-Maffei Corporation

Debbie Simpson, Multi-Craft

Margaret van Gilse, Bexion Pharmaceuticals

Mike Vogt, Mazak


Brad Schneider, Kyndle, Henderson

Deborah Gray, LEG-KU, Morganfield

Lorna Littrell, Sunrise Tool & Die, Inc., Henderson

Joan Hoffman, Henderson

Tony Krampe, Old National Bank, Henderson

Jeff Barton, Earle C. Clements Job Corps Academy, Morganfield

Dick Beaven, Airhydropower, Henderson

Mike Pullen, Big Rivers Electric Corporation, Henderson

Jim Butkus, Audubon Metals LLC, Henderson

Ben Johnston, Pittsburg Tank & Tower Group, Henderson

Greg Pritchett, Henderson County Riverport. Henderson


Carl Bensigner, Bensigner & Associates, Louisville

Carla Dearing, IMC, Louisville

Kim Gorski, Rehab Matrix/Synergx, Louisville

Michael Gritton, KentuckianaWorks, Louisville

Dennis Goff, Louisville

Joanna S. Freels, Louisville

Chip Hancock, Republic Bank, Louisville

Gant Hill, Gant Hill & Associates, Louisville

LouAnn Moore, Century 21 Advantage Plus and Century 21 Distinction, Shepherdsville

Tom Quick, GE Appliances, Louisville

Kevin Wardell, Retired, Norton Cancer Center, Louisville

Mary Gwen Wheeler, 55,000 Degrees, Louisville

Karter Lewis, Hillbilly Tea


R. Michael Berry, Mason Family Drug, Maysville

Terry Royse, A Raymond Timmerman, Flemingsburg

Vicki Steigleder, Maysville-Mason Co Area Chamber of Commerce, Maysville

Lori Ulrich, Fleming-Mason Energy, Flemingsburg

Avi Bear, Oven-Art Inc., Cynthiana

Trinity Cooper, Murray Equipment & Machine Inc., Millersburg

Douglas K. Gessford, Gateway Manufacturing, Inc., Mt. Sterling

Richard Fuller, Traditional Bank, Mt. Sterling

Garnett Furnish, Cynthiana-Harrison Co. EDA, Cynthiana

Christie Smallwood, Summit Polymers, Inc., Mt. Sterling

Randy Norwood, Regal, Morehead

Jeremy Faulkner, Career Center (TENCO WIB), Maysville

Jeremy Brown, Kentucky Bank, Morehead

Michael Parker, Hospice of Hope, Maysville

Scott Keller, Cooper Standard, Mt. Sterling

Laura Aydelotte, Cooper Standard, Mt. Sterling

Arthur Walker III, The Walker Company – Chair, MCTC Business Champions

Robert Parker, Meadowview Regional Medical Center

Terry Ensor, Morehead Rowan County Industrial Development Authority

Shane Wallingford, JSB Solutions

Khrysten Childers, Stober Drives


William K. Mounts, OMICO, Plastics, Inc., Owensboro

J. Todd Inman, State Farm, Owensboro

Barry S. Embry, Independence Bank, Owensboro

Jat Mountjoy, Owensboro Health, Owensboro

Mike T. Baker, Hancock Co. Industrial Foundation, Hawesville

Phillip Dane Howard, II, Titan Contracting & Leasing, Inc., Owensboro

Mike Adkins, Titan Contracting & Leasing, Inc., Owensboro

Mike Pullen, Big Rivers Electric Corporation, Henderson

Matt Castlen, Castlen Steel, Maceo

Amy Jackson, First Security Bank, Owensboro

Loyd St. John, Retired, MPD, Inc., Owensboro

Jeremy Edge, Hilliard Lyons

Jeff Carpenter, OCTC Board of Directors


Shannon Scott-Turner, Auburn Leather Company, Auburn

Roddy Grimes, Stewart Richey Construction, Bowling Green

Alex Downing, Franklin Bank & Trust Company, Franklin

Gary Broady, Franklin Bank & Trust Company, Franklin

Valeria Strafe, Kentucky Downs, Franklin

Steve Allen, CGS Machine & Tool, Bowling Green

Thomas E. Gumm, Alliance Corporation, Glasgow

Rick Starks, Retired, Tennessee Valley Authority, Bowling Green

Lowell Guthrie, Trace Die Cast, Bowling Green

Tye Burklow, Franklin Precision Industry, Franklin

Abraham Williams, Housing Authority of Bowling Green, Bowling Green


David Denton, Denton Law Firm, Paducah

Betsy Flynn, Community Financial Services Bank, Benton

Joe Framptom, Paducah Bank & Trust, Paducah

Cory Hicks, Fluor, Paducah

Jason Jones, Community Financial Services Bank, Benton

Gerry Montgomery, Paducah

Wally Montgomery, Paducah

William Renzulli, M.D., Gallery 5, Paducah

Lorriane Schramke, Paducah Ford Lincoln Mazda, Inc., Paducah

Ken Wheeler, Paducah

Sandra Wilson, Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce

Helen Sims, Superior Care Home

“As an alumni of Hopkinsville Community College, I know firsthand the tremendous impact it (HCC) has on helping to set the foundation for success in any individual’s life as a student on this campus. More importantly, I see what it means to have a strong college producing a strong workforce, which is vital to the future of our community.”

Carter Hendricks, Mayor of Hopkinsville, Kentucky

“One of the number one reasons that Bowling Green is very successful in drawing new companies and companies that are expanding into this area is because they see the quality of the training that is available here (Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College).”

Lowell Guthrie, Trace Die Cast


Phillip Elliott, First Commonwealth Bank, Prestonsburg

Philip Elswick, Summit Engineering, Pikeville

Cynthia Howard, Cooley Medical, Prestonsburg

Jerry Kanney, Interstate Natural Gas, Pikeville

Julie Paxton, Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Prestonsburg

Dr. Chandra Varia, Catholic Health Initiatives, Martin

Dr. Mina Majmundar, G.M. Majmundar PSC, Martin

Dr. Henry Webb, Floyd Co. Board of Education Board of Education


Dennis Johnson, Hardin Memorial Health, Elizabethtown

Mary M. Cambron, Joy Global, Lebanon

Rick Games, Elizabethtown/Hardin County Industrial Foundation, Elizabethtown

Daniel Carney, Springfield-Washington County Economic Development, Springfield

Gerald DeVary, Toyotomi America Corp., Springfield

Sherry Powers, Bluegrass Cellular, Inc., Elizabethtown

Kelly Bolton, Bluegrass Cellar, Inc., Elizabethtown

Julita Leachman, INOAC Group North America, LLC, Springfield

Diane Logsdon, Hardin Memorial Health, Elizabethtown

Claudio Monzon, Citizens Union Bank, Elizabethtown

Robert E. Robbins, Robbins Enterprises, Elizabethtown

Rita Robbins, Robbins Enterprises, Elizabethtown

Shane Wilson, Altec Industries, Elizabethtown

James W. Lewis, Jr., Aluminum Pipewrench Plumbing LLC, Bardstown

Scott Guenther, AGC Automotive Americas, Elizabethtown

Kristal DiCarlo, AGC Automotive Americas, Elizabethtown

Greg Jenkins, Jenkins-Essex Construction, Elizabethtown

Eddie Allen, Tower International, Bardstown

Joel Bernard, SST/Mid Park, Inc., Leitchfield

Beth Roberts, Metalsa, Elizabethtown

Wayne Meriwether, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, Leitchfield


Mike Miller, KY River Area Development District, Hazard

J.B. Morgan, Citizens Bank & Trust, Jackson

Tim Bobrowski, Owsley County Board of Education, Booneville

Darrell R. Shouse, Middle KY Community Action Partnership, Jackson

Jerry McIntosh, Owsley County Board of Education, Booneville

Derrick Bowling, KY Farm Bureau, Hazard

Betsy Clemons, Hazard/Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Hazard

Vera Hopper, KY Mountain Health Alliance and Little Flowers Clinic, Hazard

L.D. Gorman, Black Gold Sales, Inc., Hazard

Robin Gabbard, Foundation for Appalachian KY, Chavies

Julie Akemon, Peoples Bank & Trust Company, Hazard

Fred Brashear, Hyden Citizens Bank, Hyden

Joel Brashear, Hyden Citizens Bank, Hyden

Monica Couch, Hospice of the Bluegrass, Hazard

Cale Turner, Owsley Co. Judge Executive, Booneville

Janice Brafford King, Community Trust Bank, Inc., Hazard

Joseph Stidham, SRI, Wooten

Dan Stone, Hazard ARH, Hazard

Amy Prater, Wolfe Co. Health & Rehabilitation Center, Campton

Darrell W. Short, Blackhawk Mining, LLC, Lexington

Zack Weinberg, Knott Co. Judge Executive, Hindman

Jennifer Combs, Sykes, Chavies

Steven Howard, Dr. Steven Howard, PLLC, Jackson

Cecelia Stewart, KY River Community Care, Hazard

Stephen D. Bowling, Breathitt County Library, Jackson


Jim Adams, Kentucky Court of Justice, Hopkinsville

Mary Helen Adams, Hopkinsville

Mike Baker, Hopkinsville

Jim Blair, FP International, Hopkinsville

Bryan Blount, Blount Rural Health Center, Elkton

Dan Bozarth, Cadiz/Trigg EDC/West Kentucky Workforce Board, Cadiz

Breck Cayce, Cayce Mill Supply, Hopkinsville

Sharon Chilton, Metalsa Structural Products Inc., Hopkinsville

Grant Thorpe, Metalsa Structural Products Inc., Hopkinsville

Shelia Clark, West Kentucky Workforce Board, Hopkinsville

Lee Conrad, Higgins Insurance Agency, Hopkinsville

Phillip Dunn, T.RAD North America, Hopkinsville

Vonda Gates, South Western Kentucky Economic Development Council, Hopkinsville

Mick Henderson, Commonwealth Agri-Energy, LLC, Hopkinsville

Carter Hendricks, City of Hopkinsville, Hopkinsville

Donnie Holland, Wabash National Corporation, Cadiz

Daniel Kemp, Ison & Cavanah, LLP, Hopkinsville

Penny Knight, Gateway Academy/CCPS, Hopkinsville

Fannie Louise Maddux, Pembroke

Rich Maddux, Propulsys, Inc., Hopkinsville

Beth McCraw, Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Hopkinsville

Tim McGinnis, Trigg County Public Schools, Cadiz

John Rittenhouse, WHVO Radio, Cadiz

Henry Snorton III, Mission Vision Partner, LLC, Hopkinsville


Tom McFarland, First United Bank, Madisonville

Dorothy Walker, Greater Muhlenberg Chamber of Commerce, Greenville

Ken Robinson, Muhlenberg Alliance for Progress, Central City

Jim Bailey, Baptist Health Madisonville, Madisonville

Donald Fishman, U.S. Government, Madisonville

Rick Welch, The Messenger, Madisonville

Timothy W. Thomas, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Madisonville

Martin Dan, Hopkins County Health Department, Madisonville

Arthur T. Johnson, City of Earlington, Earlington

R. Steven Cox, Hancock Bank & Trust Company, Madisonville

Rhonda Callaway, Webster County Schools, Dixon

Heather Roy, Murray State University, Madisonville

Bruce West, McCoy & McCoy Laboratories, Inc., Madisonville

Lee S. Lingo, Madisonville – Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, Madisonville

Lisa Moberly, Hudson Toyota, Madisonville

Stan Hill, Kentucky Career Systems, Madisonville

Ryan Senter, Hibbs Electromechanical, Inc., Madisonville

Ron Sanders, SurfKY News Group, Inc., Madisonville

Susan Edington, Murray State University, Madisonville

Deanna Ashby, Hopkins County Schools, Madisonville

Carolyn Townsend, City of Dixon, Dixon

Monroe Slanton, Animal Medical Center, Madisonville


Tony Brummett, Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems, Russell Springs

Jennifer King, KDA Office Furniture Solutions, Richmond

Teresa Hail, DC Trimble, Inc., Somerset

Kenneth Crutcher, Kenway Distributors, Inc., Louisville

Chuck Coldiron, Donatos Pizza & Hyundia of Somerset, Somerset

William Turpen, First & Farmers National Bank, Somerset

Steve Morgan, First & Farmers National Bank, Somerset

Robert Kennedy, Hendrickson, Somerset

Don Moss, Moss Insurance, Somerset

Tiffany Bourne, Pulaski County Fiscal Court, Somerset

J.C. Egnew, Outdoor Venture Corporation, Stearns

Danny Ford, Ford Brothers, Inc., Somerset

Willie Wilson, Contact Center Director for Blackboard Studetn Services, Somerset

Mike Tarter, Forcht Broadcasting, Somerset

Clay Parker Davis, Citizens Foundation, Somerset

Charlene Harris, First National Bank of Russell Springs, Russell Springs


Donnie Fields, Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Harlan

Mark Bell, Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Harlan

Jeff Wilder, Tri-Cities Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Cumberland

Cleon Cornett, Tri-Cities Heritage Development Corporation, Cumberland

Robert W. Vaughn, Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Middlesboro

Harry P. Gibson, Harlan County Industrial Development Authority, Harlan

Roland Cornett, Harlan County Libraries & Harlan County CAA, Harlan

Chris Lewis, Aries Entertainment, Harlan

Tammy Scott-Stewart, Cumberland Elementary School, Cumberland

Kateena Haynes, Harlan County Boys & Girls Club, Harland

Sandy Hogg, Letcher County Schools, Neon

Kathy Guyn, Southeast KY Community & Technical College, Cumberland

Charles Guyn, Guyn Accounting Services, Harlan

Jody Gluck, Harlan County Industrial Development Authority, Cumberland

Bobbie Gothard, Tri-Cities Heritage Development Corporation, Cumberland

Steve Martin, Superintendent, Middlesboro Independent Schools, Middlesboro

Bobby Bennett, Principal, Middlesboro High School, Middlesboro

Mike Long, Long’s Pic Pac, Pineville

Waylon Allen, Director of Pupil Personnel, Middlesboro Independent Schools, Middlesboro

Blake Bowling, SKCTC Business Champions Council Chair, Middleboro City Councilman/Bowling Law Office, Middlesboro

Tony Maxwell, Principal, Middlesboro Elementary School, Middlesboro

Carolyn Elliott, Mayor, City of Cumberland, Cumberland

Clint Goodin, Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Middlesboro

Preston McClain, Representative, Governor’s Office of Local Development Adventure Tourism, Evarts

Joshua Coldiron, Appalachian Challenge Academy, Harlan

Brittany Blair, Appalachian Challenge Academy, Harlan