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, Owensboro
  • Vice Chair: Melissa Chastain, Ph.D., Anchorage
  • Secretary: Jeffrey Scott Jobe, Glasgow
  • Executive Committee at Large: Mary Bartlett Broecker, LaGrange
  • Executive Committee at Large: David Couch, Frankfort
  • Donna Moore Campbell, Lexington
  • Rusty Cheuvront, Louisville
  • Lucas Mentzer, Lexington
  • Wayne Lewis, Commissioner of Education, Frankfort

KET Foundation Inc.

  • Members of the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television
  • Kathy Brauer, Henderson (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: Lora Suttles, Paintsville
  • Secretary: Kelly Green, Frankfort
  • Vice President: Kathy Brauer, Henderson
  • Vice President: Romanza Johnson, Bowling Green
  • Vice President: A. Dale Josey, Louisville
  • Vice President: Rebecca Rose, Morgantown
  • Vice President: Pat Seiber, Murray
  • Past President: Martha Deener, Lexington
  • Nominating Chair: Carol Beirne, Ft. Wright
  • Abdus-Sabuur FM, Lexington
  • Michelle Armstrong, Taylorsville
  • Ann Beard, Campbellsville
  • Daphne Blevins, Liberty
  • John Burton, Wellington
  • Mary M. Butler, Lexington
  • Judy Carter, Flatwoods
  • William M. Cox Jr., Madisonville
  • Jeanie Dorton, Lexington
  • Deede Dykes, Lexington
  • Laura Fields Eason, Bowling Green
  • Anne Evans, Lexington
  • Elizabeth Griffith, Owensboro
  • Carla Jaenicke
  • Michelle Johnson, Taylorsville
  • Surekha Kulkarni, Prospect
  • Barbra Ledford, Baxter
  • Edith Lovett, Somerset
  • Carol Major, Hickman
  • Peggy Mershon, London
  • Brenda Owen, Lexington
  • J. Donald Parrish, Bardstown
  • Peggy Patterson, Prospect
  • Marie Piekarski, Lexington
  • Wayne Rassman, Warsaw
  • Rebecca Forsythe Rose, Morgantown
  • Kaye Smith, Manchester
  • Elsa Spurlock, London
  • Terri Srinivasan, Maysville
  • Ben Talley, Hopkinsville
  • Martha Taylor, Carlisle
  • Maude Teegarden, Germantown
  • Nancy Thames, Richmond

Commonwealth Fund for KET Inc.

  • Chair: Nick Nicholson, Lexington
  • Chair Emeritus: John R. Hall, Lexington
  • Secretary: Kimberly D. Patton, Hebron
  • Treasurer: John S. Domaschko, Covington
  • Peggy Patterson, Prospect (Friends of KET representative)
  • Mira S. Ball, Lexington
  • D.R. Ball, Lexington
  • Donna Moore Campbell, Lexington
  • Rusty Cheuvront, Louisville
  • Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Louisville
  • G. Dan Griffith, Owensboro
  • Shae Hopkins, KET Executive Director
  • William J. Jones, Paducah
  • Nana Lampton, Lousiville
  • Michael A. Owsley, Bowling Green
  • Hilma Prather, Somerset
  • Melanie Glasscock Simpson, Lexington
  • William T. Young Jr., Lexington

The Greater Louisville Regional Fund Board

  • Chair: Steven D. Kerrick,
  • Vice Chair: Nick Papachristou
  • Toni Clem
  • Lucy Dalton
  • Charles W. Dobbins, Jr.
  • Sherry M. Feldpausch
  • Jason C. Groneck
  • Mary Littrell
  • Becky Shaw
  • William Summers V
  • Mary Hilliard Wilson
  • Wayne H. Wilson

Northern Kentucky Regional Fund Board

  • Chair: Rosemary Weathers Burnham
  • Vice Chair: Ben D. Barlage
  • Carol Beirne
  • Milly H. Diehl
  • W. Scott Farrell
  • Gee Gaither
  • Eric Gentry
  • Jack Moreland
  • Ashley Norton
  • Kimberly D. Patton
  • Vicki Prichard
  • Robert Rich
  • Cathy Stickels
  • Jim Uebel
  • Janice Way