Scott Dickens selected for Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020

Leadership Kentucky Announces 2020 Class

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 11, 2020) – Leadership Kentucky is thrilled to announce the members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020.

Leadership Kentucky, the organization’s flagship program, is made up of seven three-day sessions where participants gather to gain insight on the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its challenges and opportunities. Throughout the sessions, class members will meet with many of Kentucky’s current leaders and explore the state’s opportunities and resources.

The June through December program will bring the class across the state: virtually through ZOOM in June, Louisville in July, Paducah/Eddyville in August, Bowling Green in September, Pikeville in October, Lexington/Frankfort in November, and Northern Kentucky in December. The sessions will cover topics ranging from business and economic development, arts and tourism, natural resources and the environment, education and healthcare, agriculture, social issues, and government.

This year’s class includes 45 participants from across the state representing a variety of public and private sectors. The smaller class size this year will not only allow us to better monitor participants’ health and social distancing but will also offer more opportunities for deeper connections and networking. Leadership Kentucky congratulates the following members:

1. Raelyn Adkins – Jefferson County – Beam Suntory Inc.
2. Michelle Allen – Pulaski County – Somerset-Pulaski Convention Visitors Bureau
3. Rhonda Blackburn – Pike County – Pikeville Medical Center, Inc.
4. Thomas Bolton – Jefferson County – Maker’s Mark
5. Ro Byrd – Jefferson County – Paducah Bank
6. Tyler Campbell – Scott County – Kentucky Telecom Association, Inc.
7. Brittany Carlson – Nelson County – Stites & Harbison, PLLC
8. Ellen Cartmell – Mason County – Kentucky Department for Public Health
9. Scott Dickens – Jefferson County – Fultz Maddox Dickens PLC
10. Amy Doane – Fayette County – Bluegrass Care Navigators
11. Doug Draut – Jefferson County – Governor’s Scholars Program Foundation
12. Jennifer Ecleberry – Oldham County – Anthem
13. Amy Elliott – Franklin County – Kentucky Power
14. Fernando Figueroa – Boone County – KCTCS, Gateway Community College
15. Neel Ford – Daviess County – EM Ford
16. Betina Gardner – Madison County – Eastern Kentucky University
17. Paula Grisanti – Jefferson County -National Stem Cell Foundation
18. Matt Gunn – Oldham County – Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
19. Emily Ho – Jefferson County – Authentically Social, LLC
20. Jim Horn – Kenton County – St. Elizabeth Healthcare
21. Michael Huffman – Pike County – East Kentucky Network, LLC
22. David Hutchens – Pike County – University of Pikeville
23. Jay Inman – Fayette County – Littler Mendelson PSC
24. Barbara Lynne Jamison – Jefferson County – Kentucky Opera
25. Ben Lewis – Jefferson County – Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP
26. Kathy Love – Fayette County – CHI Saint Joseph Health
27. Roy Lowdenback – McCracken County – Baptist Health
28. Theresa Lundberg – McCracken County – Lundberg Medical Imaging
29. Paige Mankovich – Jefferson County – Aetna Better Health of Kentucky
30. Mark Martin – Daviess County – Atmos Energy Corporation
31. Paula McCraney – Jefferson County – Louisville Metro Council
32. Katie Moyer – Hopkins County – Kentucky Hemp Works
33. Justin Otto – Campbell County – Newport on the Levee
34. Andrew Owens – Fayette County – Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects
35. Jason Payne – Boone County- Republic Bank
36. Tammy Piper – Muhlenberg County – City of Central City Convention Center
37. Jacqueline Pitts – Franklin County – Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
38. Chris Poynter – Jefferson County – Brown-Forman
39. Kaylee Price – Jefferson County – RunSwitch Public Relations
40. Bud Ratliff – Woodford County – Solarity
41. Adam Smith – Fayette County – Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities (LG&E-KU)
42. Stacie Strotman – Kenton County – Covington Independent Public Schools
43. Richard Taylor – Pulaski County – The Center for Rural Development
44. Shadd Walters – Pike County – US Bank
45. Alissa Young – Christian County – KCTCS, Hopkinsville Community College

About Leadership Kentucky
Leadership Kentucky, created in 1984 as a non-profit educational organization, brings together a select group of people who possess a broad variety of leadership abilities, career accomplishments, and volunteer activities to gain insight into complex issues facing the state. By fostering understanding of how the state’s issues are interconnected, and by forging new relationships among community and regional leaders, Leadership Kentucky graduates bring a fresh and informed perspective to their communities and companies, serving as important
participants in the unified effort to shape Kentucky’s future. The Leadership Kentucky Foundation offers four unique programs: Leadership Kentucky, Elevate Kentucky (for young professionals), BRIGHT Kentucky (for Eastern Kentuckians), and New Executives to Kentucky (forsenior level executives who have lived in the state for less than two years). For more information, please visit or email

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