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: Rusty Cheuvront, Louisville
  • Vice Chair: Donna Moore Campbell, Lexington
  • Secretary: Hilma Prather, Somerset
  • Executive Committee At Large: Dr. Suvas Desai, Lexington
  • Executive Committee At Large: Heidi Margulis, Louisville
  • Angela Cain, Walton
  • David Couch, Frankfort
  • Laura Ladd, Lexington
  • Stephen Pruitt, Ph.D., Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Frankfort

KET Foundation Inc.

  • Members of the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television
  • Romanza Johnson, Bowling Green (Friends of KET representative)
  • Shae Hopkins, KET Executive Director (Treasurer)

Friends of KET

Learn more about the Friends of KET

  • President: Sean Mestan, Princeton
  • President-elect: Donna Wear, Paducah
  • Vice President: Kathy Brauer, Henderson
  • Vice President: G. Dan Griffith, Owensboro
  • Vice President: Romanza Johnson, Bowling Green
  • Vice President: Dale Josey, Louisville
  • Vice President: Martha Deener, Lexington
  • Past President: Nancy Thames, Richmond
  • Nominating Chair: Carol Beirne, Fort Wright
  • Yvonne Baldwin, Morehead
  • Ann Beard, Campbellsville
  • Daphne Blevins, Somerset
  • John Burton, Wellington
  • Mary M. Butler, Dry Ridge
  • William M. Cox Jr., Madisonville
  • Elrene “Elke” Davis, Irvine
  • Deede Dykes, Ashland
  • Laura Fields Eason, Bowling Green
  • Abdus-Sabuur FM, Lexington
  • Kelly Green, Frankfort
  • Henrietta Kemp, Hopkinsville
  • Surekha Kulkarni, Prospect
  • Barbra Ledford, Baxter
  • Edith Lovett, Somerset
  • Carol Major, Hickman
  • Peggy Mershon, London
  • Brenda Owen, Lexington
  • J. Donald Parrish, Bardstown
  • Marie Piekarski, Lexington
  • Diane L. Porter, Paintsville
  • Wayne Rassman, Warsaw
  • Rebecca Forsythe Rose, Morgantown
  • Patricia Seiber, Murray
  • Kaye Smith, Manchester
  • Elsa Spurlock, London
  • Terri Srinivasan, Maysville
  • Martha Taylor, Carlisle
  • Maude Teegarden, Germantown

Commonwealth Fund for KET Inc.

  • Chair: Nick Nicholson, Lexington
  • Chair Emeritus: John R. Hall, Lexington
  • Secretary: Kimberly D. Patton, Hebron
  • Treasurer: John S. Domaschko, Edgewood
  • Mira S. Ball, Lexington
  • Kathy Brauer, Henderson (Friends of KET representative)
  • Vickie Yates Brown, Louisville
  • Donna Moore Campbell, Lexington
  • Rusty Cheuvront, Louisville
  • Shae Hopkins, KET Executive Director
  • Bill Jones, Paducah
  • James H. “Mike” Molloy, Lexington
  • Hilma Prather, Somerset
  • William T. Young Jr., Lexington

Louisville Regional Fund Board

  • Chair: Sherry M. Feldpausch
  • Vice Chair: Valerie Scott
  • Jackie Hays Bickel
  • Anthony Carney
  • Lucy Dalton
  • Mark Eliason
  • Don C. Graeter
  • Jason C. Groneck
  • Steve Kerrick
  • Phil Lynch
  • Austin Musselman
  • Becky Shaw
  • William Summers V
  • Mary H. Wilson

Northern Kentucky Regional Fund Board

  • Chair: Jennifer Mearns
  • Vice Chair: Ben D. Barlage
  • Carol Beirne
  • Rosemary Weathers Burnham
  • Roger L. Cole
  • Milly H. Diehl
  • W. Scott Farrell
  • Gee Gaither
  • Jack Moreland
  • Ashley Norton
  • Kimberly D. Patton
  • Robert Rich
  • Cathy Stickels
  • Jim Uebel
  • Janice Way