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KET Leadership

The governing body for KET is the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television, an agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the Education & Workforce Development Cabinet. The KET Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund for KET support the mission and work of the Authority by managing and soliciting funds and contributions that support local productions, services, and the acquisition of PBS and other programs. The Friends of KET, a statewide group of volunteers, help promote programs and services in communities across the commonwealth.

Kentucky Authority for Educational Television

  • Chair: G. Dan Griffith, retired, former CEO, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro
  • Vice Chair: David Couch, associate commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education, Frankfort
  • Secretary: Robert M. Beck, attorney, Stites & Harbison, Lexington
  • Executive Committee at Large: Leah Adkins, director and officer, RJA Enterprises, Catlettsburg; and Karyn Hoover, retired, former elementary education teacher, Jamestown
  • Robin Fields Kinney, Ed.D., Interim Kentucky Commissioner of Education (ex officio)
  • Jay Mehta, senior accountant, PCF Insurance Services, Murray
  • Crystal Staley, communications director, Office of Governor Beshear, Lexington
  • Kevin W. Weaver, attorney, Sturgill, Turner, Barker and Moloney, Lexington

KET Foundation Inc.

  • Members of the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television
  • Rebecca Rose, Morgantown (Friends of KET representative)
  • Shae Hopkins, KET Executive Director (Treasurer)

Friends of KET

Learn more about the Friends of KET

President: A. Dale Josey, Louisville
President-Elect: Elizabeth Griffith Mudd, Owensboro
Secretary: Kelly Green, Frankfort
Vice President: Ben Talley, Hopkinsville
Vice President: Carla Jaenicke, Ashland
Past President: Kelly Green, Frankfort
Nominating Chair: Carol Beirne, Ft. Mitchell
Dr. Betsy Allen, Madisonville
Carol Beirne, Ft. Mitchell
Daphne Blevins, Liberty
Kathy Bodine, Murray
Kathy Brauer, Henderson
John Burton, Wellington
Lexi Centers, Owingsville
Jean Dorton, Lexington
Laura Eason, Danville
Kelly Green, Frankfort
Judy Handmaker, Goshen
Carla Jaenicke, Ashland
Michelle Johnson, Taylorsville
Romanza Johnson, Bowling Green
A. Dale Josey, Louisville
Barbra Ledford, Baxter
Carol Major, Hickman
Barbara W. McGinty, Paducah
Peggy Mershon, London
Sean Mestan, Princeton
Elizabeth Griffith Mudd, Owensboro
Brenda Owen, Lexington
Rebecca Rose, Morgantown
Gina Ryan, Elizabethtown
Abdus-Sabuur FM, Lexington
Greta Heintzelman Slone, Prestonsburg
Elsa Spurlock, London
Terri Srinivasan, Maysville
Lora Suttles, Staffordsville
Ben Talley, Hopkinsville
Jeff Tate, Irvine
Martha Taylor, Carlisle
Nancy Thames, Richmond
Teresa Tope, Richmond

Commonwealth Fund for KET Inc.

  • Chair: Nick Nicholson, retired, former president, Keeneland, Lexington
  • Secretary: Kimberly D. Patton, president, Elevar Design Group, Hebron
  • Treasurer: John S. Domaschko, president, Suits That Rock, Covington
  • D.R. Ball, site acquisition manager, Ball Homes, Inc., Lexington
  • Mira S. Ball, co-founder, Ball Homes, Inc., Lexington
  • Robert M. Beck, attorney, Stites & Harbison, Lexington
  • Donovan Blackburn, President/CEO Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville
  • Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, CEO, The Glisson Group, Louisville
  • G. Dan Griffith, retired, former CEO, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro
  • Shae Hopkins, KET Executive Director
  • Alice Houston, owner, HJI Solutions, Louisville
  • William J. Jones, retired, U.S. Bank, Paducah
  • Sean Mestan, retired teacher, Princeton (Friends of KET representative)
  • Michael Owsley, founding partner, English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, Bowling Green
  • Hilma Prather, retired, school administrator, Somerset
  • Melanie Simpson-Conley, president, KV Oil, Inc., Lexington
  • William T. Young Jr., president, W.T. Young, Lexington

The Greater Louisville Regional Fund Board

  • Chair: Wayne F. Wilson
  • Vice Chair: Toni Clem
  • Tonja Aaron-Wells
  • John Bevington
  • Lee Dulaney
  • Lucy Dalton
  • Charles W. Dobbins, Jr.
  • Sherry M. Feldpausch
  • Will Hobson
  • Steve Kerrick
  • Mary Littrell
  • Becky Shaw
  • Mary Hilliard Wilson

Northern Kentucky Regional Fund Board

  • Chair: Jim Uebel
  • Vice Chair: Lisa Blank
  • Ben D. Barlage
  • Carol Beirne
  • Rosemary Weathers Burnham
  • Laura Chillo
  • Fernando Figueroa
  • Eric Gentry
  • Trey Grayson
  • Ashley Norton
  • Claire E. Parsons
  • Kimberly D. Patton
  • Robert Rich
    Jeanne Schroer
  • Cathy Stickels
    Diane C. Wachs
  • Janice Way
  • Emily Wherle