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
  • David Couch, Frankfort
  • Jeffrey Scott Jobe, Glasgow
  • Stephen Pruitt, Ph.D., Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Frankfort

KET Foundation Inc.

  • Members of the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television
  • Mary Butler, Lexington (Friends of KET representative)
  • Shae Hopkins, KET Executive Director (Treasurer)

Friends of KET

Learn more about the Friends of KET

  • President: Donna Wear, Paducah
  • President-elect: Martha Deener, Lexington
  • Secretary: Kelly Green, Frankfort
  • Vice President: Yvonne Baldwin, Morehead
  • Vice President: Kathy Brauer, Henderson
  • Vice President: G. Dan Griffith, Owensboro
  • Vice President: Romanza Johnson, Bowling Green
  • Vice President: A. Dale Josey, Louisville
  • Past President: Sean Mestan, Princeton
  • Nominating Chair: Carol Beirne, Fort Wright
  • Abdus-Sabuur FM, Lexington
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, Edgewood
  • Mira S. Ball, Lexington
  • Kathy Brauer, Henderson (Friends of KET representative)
  • Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Louisville
  • Donna Moore Campbell, Lexington
  • Rusty Cheuvront, Louisville
  • Shae Hopkins, KET Executive Director
  • William J. Jones, Paducah
  • James H. “Mike” Molloy, Lexington
  • Hilma Prather, Somerset
  • Chris Reid, Owensboro
  • William T. Young Jr., Lexington

Louisville Regional Fund Board

  • Chair: Sherry M. Feldpausch
  • Vice Chair: Valerie Scott
  • Lucy Dalton
  • Mark Eliason
  • Don C. Graeter
  • Jason C. Groneck
  • Steve Kerrick
  • Philip J. Lynch
  • W. Austin Musselman
  • Nick Papachristou
  • Becky Shaw
  • William Summers V
  • Mary Hilliard Wilson

Northern Kentucky Regional Fund Board

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