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KET announces changes to governing board executive committee

For Release: 2014-08-12 11:40:00

Rusty Cheuvront, assistant vice president and director of global community relations at Brown-Forman Corporation in Louisville, has been elected chair of the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television Board, the governing body of KET.


“Rusty’s longtime association with KET and institutional knowledge combined with his many talents are invaluable assets to our Authority,” said Shae Hopkins, KET’s executive director. “We look forward to his leadership as board chairman.”


Cheuvront joined KET’s Authority Board in 2011 and had previously served as the board’s vice chair.


“KET’s mission to provide quality educational programming and services to all citizens of the Commonwealth is one that I feel passionately about,” said Cheuvront. “I feel honored to be able to help support KET in fulfilling that mission as chairman of its Authority Board.”


In his role at Brown-Forman, Cheuvront oversees and implements the company’s community relations activities, employee volunteer programs and corporate contributions.


Active in many civic organizations, Cheuvront has a long history with KET. Currently also serving on KET’s Commonwealth Fund for KET Board, he helped establish Summer Celebration — KET’s annual fundraising event, now in its 26th year — and hosted TeleFund for many years. Before joining Brown-Forman in 2005, Cheuvront was director of KET’s Louisville operations. Prior to that, he served as former Kentucky Governor Paul Patton’s communications director and held strategic communications positions with Philip Morris USA, former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford and former Governor Martha Layne Collins.


Current members of the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television include:


Chair: Rusty Cheuvront, Assistant Vice President & Director of Global Community Relations, Brown-Forman, Louisville
Vice Chair: Donna Moore Campbell, Lexington
Secretary: Hilma Prather, Somerset
At Large: Dr. Suvas Desai, Saint Joseph Medical Foundation, Lexington
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


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Contact: Abby Malik



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