SKyPAC Welcomes Incoming Foundation Board Members

Post By: The SKyPAC
Date: August 3, 2020

The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center Foundation, Inc. (SKyPAC Foundation) is proud to announce nine new additions to the 2020-2021 Foundation Board of Directors. Members serve for a period of two years and may be elected to two further terms (for a total of six years).

The Board of Directors is the legal governing body of the SKyPAC Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation formed in 2010 and organized as a tax-exempt entity under code 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation is tasked with overseeing the administration of the SKyPAC facilities and programs, including raising the private and public funds necessary to ensure the successful operation of SKyPAC, as well as the historic Capitol Arts Center in downtown Bowling Green.

“We are excited to welcome our new board members, who have admirably agreed to serve amid a worldwide pandemic that has hit SKyPAC and the entire performing arts industry especially hard,” said SKyPAC Foundation Board Chair, Beth Sigler. “Each member brings incredible work experiences and talents as well as a passion for the arts that I am confident will help SKyPAC and the Capitol Arts Center grow even in this unprecedented time. Likewise, we also want to thank our outgoing board members for their service and dedication and the lasting imprint each has had on our organization; they will be missed.”

New appointees include:
Gary Broady (Franklin Bank & Trust, CEO)
Jessica Carver (College Heights Foundation, Vice President)
Jimmie Gipson (CEO Houchens Industries, Retired)
Tom Harned (LEAD, Executive Director)
Dr. Mohammed Kazimuddin (Western KY Heart, Lung, Gastroenterology, Founder & President)
Allison Mefford (Attorney)
Kirby Ramsey (City of Bowling Green, Retired)
Dr. Gary Ransdell (President Emeritus, WKU)
Julie Wedge (Haskins Foundation, President)

These members will join the existing board, which consists of:
Elizabeth Sigler (SKyPAC Board Chair; Attorney Bell, Orr Ayers & Moore, PSC)
Sandy Jones Boussard (SKyPAC Vice Chair; Live Active 50 Plus Fitness Co-owner)
Tommy Ross (SKyPAC Treasurer; South Central Bank, President & CEO)
Dr. Harold T. Little Jr. (SKyPAC Secretary; WKU Professor, Retired)
Kayla Bailey (Retired Educator)
Brent Bjorkman (Kentucky Museum, WKU; Director, Kentucky Folklife Program)
D.C. Clement (State Farm Insurance Agent)
Gerri Combs (South Arts and Kentucky Arts Council, Former CEO)
Sherry Howell (Fruit of the Loom; Director, H.R. Business Partner)
Tony Lindsey (Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology, Owner; Musician)
Amy Milliken (Warren County Attorney)
Susan Page Minton (Community Volunteer & Carlisle Consultant)
Dr. Pippa Pinckley-Stewart (Graves Gilbert Clinic, Pediatrician)
Debbie Thornton (Writer, Business Woman)

Members rolling off the board include:
Lynn O’Keefe (Business Owner) served 6 years
Lora Patton (Community Volunteer) served 6 years
Ernie Small (Psychologist/ Musician) served 4 years
Billy Van Pelt (American Farmland and Trust, Senior Director of External Relations) served 2 years