2:25pm

Sun November 20, 2011
State Capitol

Governor Beshear Makes Appointment to Boards and Commissions

Gov. Steve Beshear has made the following appointment to Kentucky boards and commissions:
Beshear has appointed Josh Hopkins to the Kentucky Film Commission to serve for a term expiring Sept. 30, 2015. Josh Hopkins, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., is an actor. The appointment replaces Carol K. Butler, whose term has expired.

Beshear has reappointed the following members to the commission to serve for terms expiring Sept. 30, 2015:

William R. Mapother, of Los Angeles, is an actor and writer for Swing Films Inc.

Conrad Bachmann, of Woodland Hills, Calif., is an actor.

Richard Bradley Riddell, of Van Nuys, Calif., is a screenwriter and a professor at the University of Southern California.

Beshear has appointed Kathryn M. Groob to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center Corporation Board of Directors to serve for a term expiring July 14, 2015.

Kathryn M. Groob, of Covington, is a business executive and a consultant at November Strategies. The appointment replaces Lee Jon Palaschak, whose term has expired.

The governor has appointed the following members to the Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission:

Voncel Thacker, of Hindman, is a construction manager at Thacker-Grigsby Telephone Co. He represents the 7th Fish and Wildlife District. The appointment replaces Paul D. Hensley, whose term has expired. Thacker shall serve for a term expiring Aug. 13, 2015.

Christopher Godby, of Somerset, is a developer at Godby & Godby. He represents the 9th Fish and Wildlife District. The appointment replaces Laird T. Orr, whose term has expired. Godby shall serve for a term expiring Aug. 13, 2015.

C. F. “Frank” Williams, of Madisonville, is an engineer at Ronald Johnson & Associates. He represents the 2nd Fish and Wildlife District. The appointment replaces David M. Williams. C. F. Williams shall serve for a term expiring Aug. 13, 2014.

Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Board of Dentistry to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2015:

Jason E. Ford, of Lexington, is an oral surgeon at Kentucky Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He represents licensed dentists. The appointment replaces William P. Boggess, whose term has expired.

Sidney W. Brantley, of Paducah, is a self employed orthodontist. He represents licensed dentists. The appointment replaces Gregory S. Vance, whose term has expired.

Mara Beth D. Womack, of Henderson, is a self employed registered dental hygienist. She represents dental hygienists.

Beshear has reappointed the following members to the Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority to serve for terms expiring Oct. 1, 2015:

· Michael R. Walker, of Sebree. He represents citizens at-large.

· Charlie W. Johnson, of Louisville, is a self-employed transportation consultant. He represents citizens at-large.

The governor has reappointed James David Fiepke to the Bi-state Authority to serve for a term expiring Oct. 30, 2015.

James David Fiepke, of Elizabethtown, is president of the Kentucky Motor Transport Association.

Beshear has appointed the following members to the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Emergency Telecommunications Board of Kentucky to serve for terms expiring Aug. 15, 2015:

Michael D. Phillips, of Shepherdsville, is the director of Bullitt County EMS. He represents the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association. The appointment replaces Marsha K. Penny, whose term has expired.

Steve Tracy, of Versailles, is a police officer and E-911 coordinator for the City of Versailles. He represents KENA/APCO. The appointment replaces David S. Lucas, whose term has expired.

Beshear has reappointed the following members to the board to serve for terms expiring Aug. 15, 2015:

Dale W. Edmondson, of Fort Thomas, is PSAP director for the Campbell County Dispatch Board. He represents directors of certified public safety answering point operated by a local governmental entity or a consolidated group of local government entities.

Charles S. Willis, of Elizabethtown, is a manager at Bluegrass Cellular Inc. He represents tier III CMRS providers.

Beshear has reappointed James H. Huff to the Kentucky Real Estate Commission to serve for a term expiring Oct. 1, 2015.

James H. Huff, of Fort Mitchell, is the owner of Huff Realty.

Beshear has appointed Lawrence F. Smith to the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Board to serve for a term expiring Jan. 4, 2016. This order is effective Jan. 5, 2012.

Lawrence F. Smith, of Radcliff, is an administrative law judge for Workers’ Claims. The appointment replaces William Bruce Cowden, whose term has expired.

The governor has appointed Beckey J. Reiter to the Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Aug. 19, 2013.

Beckey J. Reiter, of Florence, is the director of animal control for Boone County Fiscal Court. She represents the Kentucky Horse Council. The appointment replaces Esther K. Rogers, who has resigned.

Beshear has appointed Karen L. Bailey to the Prosecutors Advisory Council.

Karen L. Bailey, of Lexington, is public information and projects director for the Kentucky River Foothills Development Council. She represents non-attorney citizen members. The appointment replaces Melissa W. Quillen, who has resigned.

Beshear has appointed Dwain E. Benson as City Commissioner for the City of Frenchburg.

Dwain E. Benson, of Frenchburg, is a materials handler for the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Forest Service.

Beshear has reappointed the following members as Administrative Law Judges in the Department of Workers Claims to serve for terms expiring Dec. 31, 2015. This order is effective Jan. 1, 2012.

R. Scott Borders, of Florence, is an administrative law judge for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Marc Christopher Davis, of Louisville, is an administrative law judge for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Douglas W. Gott, of Bowling Green, is an attorney.

Edward D. Hays, of Danville, is an attorney at Sheehan, Barnett, Hays, Dean and Pennington.

Grant Stewart Roark, of Louisville, is an administrative law judge for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.