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The Chamber is a volunteer organization composed of individuals, businesses, industries, educators, and professionals who work together to advance the business, financial, industrial and civic interests of our community. It is an action agency designed to meet your needs! The organization is operated by a Board of Directors elected by the Chamber’s members. Annually the Board nominates the President, Vice Presidents, and Officers. The administrative head of the Chamber is the Executive Director.


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Public advocate, for Georgetown and Scott Co for managed growth and quality of life.
While understanding the needs and necessity of regional cooperation, a champion, of Georgetown and Scott Counties autonomy.

A lifetime of public service to include President of the Georgetown Scott Co Chamber of Commerce, Vice President Scott Co United etc.

Developer of the communities of Mallard Point, Harbor Village, Westwoods, The Traditions at Falls Creek etc.

A horseman.

A nationally recognized poker player with appearances on ESPN and presently appearing on Poker Night in America on CBS Sports.

Proud father of three, and grandfather of eleven.

In 1981, Kimberly began working at Farmers Bank as a co-op student, answering the switchboard in the customer accounting department. In 2008, Farmers Bank merged with its sister bank, United Bank, which enlarged the geographic footprint and increased the communities the bank served.

Over her 35 years at United Bank, she went from being a working high school student to a senior officer. She learned the business of banking at a young age and considers it one of her greatest accomplishments. “Education is important but for my journey, I was able to learn the business of banking hands on.”

Kimberly believes in being involved in organizations within her community. “Like so many people, my greatest satisfaction comes from helping others,” she says.

Kimberly and her husband, Barry, enjoy being at her parents’ farm where they raise cattle and hay. “My parents have had the greatest impact on my career because they taught me the importance of a strong work ethic, respect, and caring for others,” she says.

William Haugh is Chief Executive Officer of Georgetown Community Hospital.

He is also the Market President for LifePoint West Central Kentucky which includes Georgetown Community Hospital and Bluegrass Community Hospital.

He and his wife, Brittany, have two young daughters that are 1 and 3.

Outside of work, William enjoys spending time with his family, friends and enjoying all that living in Central Kentucky has to offer.

Kim has been a Chamber board member for two years and was the VP of Membership during that time.

She thoroughly enjoys working with the board and loves being part of the Georgetown community.

She is looking forward to her new position as the Treasurer this year.

Kim is currently the Assistant Vice President of Branch Services for Commonwealth Credit Union and worked in Georgetown for three years as the branch manager. “It’s been a pleasure working with the Chamber and their team.” She’s looking forward to another wonderful year.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICERS

Bridget holds a B.B.A. in marketing from University of Kentucky and an M.B.A. from Eastern Kentucky University. She grew up on a farm in Western Kentucky and currently resides in Scott County with her husband Jake. Bridget is the Director of Marketing, Provider Relations & Industry and Community Outreach for Georgetown Community Hospital. She is involved and active within the community including the Salvation Army Advisory Council Board, Elkhorn Crossing School Advisory Council, Scott County Relay for Life Committee (Marketing Chair), Georgetown Rotary Club, Georgetown Kiwanis Club, Georgetown Women’s Club, Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce Board, Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Communications & Marketing, Leadership Scott County Steering Committee (Co-Chair), Quest Farm Board, Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) and Georgetown Healthcare Professionals.

Mara Maybury is currently a VP of Commercial Lending for Kentucky Bank. She was born and raised in Mt. Sterling, but went on to graduate from Mars Hill College outside of Asheville, NC with a BS in Biology and Minor in Business and Math in 2002 and later received her MBA from Western Carolina University in 2008. She is also a graduate of Leadership Cumberland (PA) in 2013 and Leadership Scott County in 2016.

Mara has been in banking over a decade, worked in three different states, but was so happy to move back to Kentucky and be close to family in 2014.

David Boggs is the President/CEO of Opportunity for Work and Learning (OWL), a nonprofit that assists job seekers in overcoming barriers to achieve successful employment.

David is also President of the Lexington Manufacturing Center (LMC), an OWL company. In addition to leading nearly 100 employees at OWL and LMC, David is heavily involved in the community and holds several positions with organizations throughout Kentucky that support economic development, reentry, and rehabilitation. Some of those organizations include the Franklin Co. ASAP, Kentucky Social Enterprise Alliance, the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board, the Bluegrass Workforce Innovation Board, Bluegrass Reentry Council, and numerous chambers.

Mark is the Vice President for Advancement and Organizational Development for Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Advancement and Organizational Development is made up of Public Information and Marketing; Resource Development/BCTC Foundation; Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness; Regional Campuses; and Human Resources and Professional Development.

Mark’s experience includes process redesign, lean manufacturing implementation, organizational consulting, organizational redesign, strategic planning, and employee development in both the private and public sectors. He serves as a board member for the Business and Education Network (BEN), the Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Central Kentucky, the Central Kentucky YMCA, Opportunities for Work and Learning (OWL), and the National Council of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC). He also is a former board member of the Central Kentucky Region of the Sports Car Club of America (CKRSCCA) and enjoys all levels of sports car and formula car racing.

Mark’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky.

Meredith Plant is the Coordinator of Volunteer Services at Hospice of the Bluegrass with responsibility for placing volunteers in direct patient care roles and in administrative roles within the agency.  She oversees a program of 150 volunteers in the Fayette and Jessamine county areas.  In addition to her volunteer placement responsibilities, she recruits and trains new volunteers.

Prior to joining Hospice of the Bluegrass in late 2015, Meredith worked for three and a half years at the American Cancer Society and staffed the Relay For Life of Scott County.  In that time from 2012-2015, the Relay For Life of Scott County set fundraising, team, and participant records in the community.  Before joining the non-profit sector, she worked for five years in college admissions at Midway University and Transylvania University, recruiting students and coordinating student volunteers.

Meredith received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University and her graduate degree from the University of Louisville.  She is an active member of the Junior League of Lexington and served as the 2016 Charity Horse Show Media Chair.  Meredith is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Scott County and served as Secretary on the LSC Steering Committee in 2016.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and parents.

A graduate of Georgetown College, Lee resides in Georgetown with his wife and two sons.  In 2012 Lee accepted the position of Executive Director of Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI).  EEI is the organizing body for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event that annually drew over 84,000 guests to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2016.  
 
As one of only six events in the world to be recognized as a CCI****, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is iconic in the sport of eventing and for Central Kentucky.  As Executive Director of EEI, Lee is responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of the organization to ensure we produce the highest quality event possible.   
 
Prior to joining EEI Lee held the position of Senior Vice President for the National Tour Association.   While with NTA, Lee oversaw all of the association’s operations and events.  He was responsible for planning events all throughout North America and Europe ranging in size from 300 people to 3,000.  
 
In his free time, Lee can be found at the soccer fields watching his sons play or spending time with family.
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2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michelle Nichols is the principal of Elkhorn Crossing School, a progressive, project-based career and technical school focused on curriculum integration and 21st century skills for Scott County students in grades 9-12.

She has worked in the field of education as a business and marketing teacher, dean of students and assistant principal.

Michelle earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky, Masters in Business and Marketing Secondary Education also from the University of Kentucky, and a second Masters Degree and Rank I in Educational Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University.

Michelle is a graduate of Leadership Scott County, a Kentucky Colonel and serves on the board for the Center for Quality People and Organizations (CQPO) and Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce.

She, husband Greg and daughter Emily have called Georgetown, KY home for the past 12 years.

As one of Georgetown’s most respected and involved citizens, Katy Prather is known for the pride she takes in both her work and her community.

With her approachable style, a native’s keen insight and thorough knowledge of the area and a high community profile, Katy always has Georgetown’s best interests at heart. 

Katy is a graduate of Georgetown College and a former family counselor and teacher. She loves the small town feel of Georgetown, even as it grows, which is created by all the small business owners throughout the city.

Dr. Kevin Hub is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree, Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond with a Masters of Arts in Education, and Spalding University in Louisville with a Doctorate in Education. He is currently the Superintendent of Schools in Scott County.

Dr. Hub is in his twenty-third (23rd) year in education after serving in the military for forty (40) months including a six (6) month tour in Desert Storm where he was awarded the Bronze Star medal and the Army Commendation medal with “V” device for Valor.

Kevin is the husband of Nanette and is the father of Keaton, Kasey and Luke.

Todd W. Rasberry, Ph.D. serves as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Georgetown College. Prior to joining the staff at Georgetown, he served at Perkins School of Theology SMU in Dallas, Texas and at the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Todd is a clergy member of the Northwest Texas Annual Conference.

Todd received a Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University, a Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from McMurry University.

Mike Scogin has served as publisher of the Georgetown News-Graphic and president of
Georgetown Newspapers, Inc. since 1994.

Previously he was publisher of newspapers in Alabama and Texas.

Scogin has served on boards of the Georgetown/Scott County United Way, United Way of the Bluegrass, Salvation Army, Amen House, Kentucky Press Association, as well as several terms on the Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on chamber boards in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.

Mike is married to Johnna, a teacher at Elkhorn Crossing School. They have two children, James, a recent graduate of Asbury University and Kate who is in the 7th grade at Royal Spring Middle School

Resa Wright-Browning and her husband, Brian, have called Scott County home for 20 years. Together they own and operate Seeds & Saplings, a children’s store in the heart of downtown, and BTB Building & Remodeling.

Resa attends First Christian Church and actively volunteers in Scott County schools, where her two children attend. She is a former officer for Georgetown Community Theatre, Georgetown Woman’s Club, Georgetown Renaissance, Inc. and Leadership Scott County and has held positions with Georgetown College and the World Equestrian Games. She is also a past recipient of the Jim Reid Community Award.

Resa attended The University of Kentucky (BA – Journalism) and University of Georgia (M Ed – Sports & Event Management).

Ashley Chatham is an analyst in Corporate Communications/ External Affairs at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK), Toyota’s largest manufacturing plant in the world. In this role, she is responsible for external communications, media relations, social media and advertising.

Prior to her current role, Chatham spent five years in tourism and environmental education as a member of TMMK’s Visitor Center, beginning in 2007, where she lead the development of TMMK’s award-winning environmental education program.

She is a 2007 graduate of Georgetown College with a B.A. in Communication & Media Studies. Chatham has served as a board member for the environmental non-profit, Bluegrass Greensource, and in 2016, served as vice president of community affairs for the Georgetown- Scott County Chamber of Commerce. She is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Lexington.

Daniel Harrison is a life long Scott Countian where he resides with his two children and wife, Michiko.

He fell in love with craft beer during a three year stent teaching English in Japan – where he met partner, Nathan Coppage.

Daniel mostly handles public relations for his company, Country Boy Brewing, and is a founding board member of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers where he chairs the Legislative Committee.

He attended Georgetown College where he double majored in History and French Language and minored in business administration.

Furthering his education, Daniel attended The Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce where he received his Masters of Arts with a focus on International Organizations and Agricultural Economics.

Pat Littleton is President of Classic Blinds and Green Light Marketing. He’s married to Judy Littleton.

Previously he has served as VP Membership, VP Marketing and Communication, and Economic Affairs committee.

He enjoys keeping up with three children, three grandkids, two cats, and following Kentucky sports helps make the world go round in a good way.

Serving on the Chamber Board again is an honor.

Mark Walls is the Central Region President for Whitaker Bank and formerly the Executive Vice President of Whitaker Bank for Georgetown/Scott County.

He is a graduate of The Stoner Graduate School Of Banking, Cannon Trust School and Berea College where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration.

Mark volunteers at Scott County Habitat for Humanity, The Cardinal Sports Club and is an Elder at Harmony Christian Church.

He is a long time resident of Georgetown where he lives with his wife, Lisa and three children, Matt, Josh & Carly.

OUR STAFF


 

 

Executive Director

Jack Conner
jack@gtown.org

Manager

Laura Toole
laura@gtown.org

Assistant Manager

Kellee French
kellee@gtown.org