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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
  • Leah Adkins, Catlettsburg
  • Kimberly Halbauer, Ft. Thomas
  • Lucas Mentzer, Lexington
  • Jason E. Glass, Ed.D., Commissioner, KY Department of Education, Frankfort (ex officio)

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: Lora Suttles, Staffordsville
  • President-Elect: Rebecca Rose, Morgantown
  • Secretary: Kelly Green, Frankfort
  • Vice President: Kathy Brauer, Henderson
  • Vice President: Romanza Johnson, Bowling Green
  • Vice President: A. Dale Josey, Louisville
  • Vice President: Barbara McGinty
  • Nominating Chair: Carol Beirne, Ft. Mitchell
  • Daphne Blevins, Liberty
  • Kathy Brauer, Henderson
  • John Burton, Wellington
  • Mary M. Butler, Lexington
  • Jean Dorton, Lexington
  • Deede Dykes, Lexington
  • Laura Eason, Danville
  • Kelly Green, Frankfort
  • Elizabeth Griffith, Owensboro
  • Carla Jaenicke, Ashland
  • Romanza Johnson, Bowling Green
  • Michelle Johnson, Taylorsville
  • A. Dale Josey, Louisville
  • Barbra Ledford, Baxter
  • Carol Major, Hickman
  • Barbara W. McGinty, Paducah
  • Peggy Mershon, London
  • Sean Mestan, Princeton
  • Brenda Owen, Lexington
  • Peggy Patterson, Prospect
  • Rebecca Forsythe Rose, Morgantown
  • Gina Ryan, Elizabethtown
  • Abdus-Sabuur, Lexington
  • Greta Heintzelman Slone
  • Elsa Spurlock, London
  • Terri Srinivasan, Maysville
  • Lora Suttles, Staffordsville
  • Ben Talley, Hopkinsville
  • Jeff Tate, Irvine
  • Martha Taylor, Carlisle
  • Maude Teegarden, Germantown
  • Jenny Templeton, Ashland
  • Nancy Thames, Richmond
  • Barbara Weatherly, Murray

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
  • Jean Dorton, Lexington (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
  • Tonja Aaron-Wells
  • Lucy Dalton
  • Charles W. Dobbins, Jr.
  • Sherry M. Feldpausch
  • Jason C. Groneck
  • Will Hobson
  • Leah Huddleston
  • Mary Littrell
  • Becky Shaw
  • Eric Slavinsky
  • 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
  • Fernando Figueroa
  • Gee Gaither
  • Eric Gentry
  • Mindy Kershner
  • Jack Moreland
  • Ashley Norton
  • Claire E. Parsons
  • Kimberly D. Patton
  • Vicki Prichard
  • Robert Rich
  • Cathy Stickels
  • Jim Uebel
  • Janice Way