Leadership

Board Members of KET and Associated Organizations


Governance

The governing body for KET is the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television, an agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KET is in the Education & Workforce Development Cabinet. Two independent nonprofit foundations, the KET Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund for KET, manage and solicit the corporate, institutional, and individual contributions that support local productions as well as the acquisition of PBS and other national programs.

KET’s broadcast, production, and education services originate from the O. Leonard Press Telecommunications Center, 600 Cooper Drive in Lexington. KET operates a production studio and community outreach office at 620 West Main Street in Louisville.

Kentucky Authority for Educational Television

  • Chair: Rusty Cheuvront, Assistant Vice President & Director of Global Community Relations, Brown-Forman, Louisville
  • Vice Chair: Donna Moore Campbell, Lexington
  • Secretary: Hilma Prather, Somerset
  • Executive Committee At Large: Dr. Suvas Desai, Saint Joseph Medical Foundation, Lexington
  • Executive Committee At Large: Heidi Margulis, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs, Humana, Louisville
  • Angela Cain, Walton
  • David Couch, Associate Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education, Frankfort
  • Terry Holliday, Ph.D., Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education, Frankfort
  • Laura Ladd, Cross Gate Gallery, Lexington

KET Foundation Inc.

  • Members of the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television
  • Judy Cain, Rowan County (representative of Friends of KET Board of Directors)
  • Shae Hopkins, KET Executive Director (Treasurer)

Friends of KET Board of Directors Executive Committee

  • President: Maude Teegarden, Germantown
  • President-Elect: Nancy Thames, Richmond
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Sean Mestan, Princeton
  • Vice President: Kathy Brauer, Henderson
  • Vice President: Deede Dykes, Ashland
  • Vice President: G. Dan Griffith, Owensboro
  • Vice President: Romanza Johnson, Bowling Green
  • Vice President: A. Dale Josey, Louisville
  • Vice President: Diane Porter, Paintsville
  • Past President: Mary Butler, Dry Ridge
  • Nominating Chair: Carol Beirne, Fort Wright

Commonwealth Fund for KET Inc. Board of Directors

  • Chairman: John R. Hall, retired chairman and CEO, Ashland Inc., Lexington
  • Secretary: Kimberly D. Patton, Turner Logistics, Hebron
  • Treasurer: John S. Domaschko, retired president, MC Squared, Inc., Edgewood
  • Mira S. Ball, chief financial officer, Ball Homes, Lexington
  • Vickie Yates Brown, Frost Brown Todd, University of Louisville, Louisville
  • Rusty Cheuvront, assistant vice president & director of global community relations, Brown-Forman, Louisville
  • Billy Harper, president, Harper Industries, Inc., Paducah
  • Bill Jones, Community Division Manager, U.S. Bank
  • James H. "Mike" Molloy, Lexington
  • Nick Nicholson, retired president, Keeneland Association, Lexington
  • William T. Young Jr., president, W.T. Young, Inc., Lexington
  • Representatives of the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television: Donna Moore Campbell; Hilma Prather; and Shae Hopkins, KET Executive Director
  • Representative of the Friends of KET Board of Directors: Carol Beirne, Fort Wright