Industrial foundation elects new directors, officers

Published 8:48 am Tuesday, July 21, 2020


News release

The Boyle County Industrial Foundation (BCIF) board of directors has elected Steve Griffin and David Longenecker to serve as new directors as part of its annual meeting. 

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Griffin is retired from American Greetings Corporation’s Danville distribution center, having served as the facility’s Human Resources Manager. Longenecker is an attorney and member of the firm of Stites & Harbison, PLLC. 

The BCIF board also elected to return John Albright and Alan Turbyfill to service as directors after having previously rotated off the board. Albright is the President of Caldwell Stone Company. Turbyfill is the President/CEO of Kentucky Trust Company. 

This class of directors will serve for a three-year term. 

For the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the following board officers were elected: Greg Caudill, Chairman; John Albright, Vice Chairman; Cindy Ellsworth, Secretary; and Alan Turbyfill, Treasurer. Caudill is the Chief Executive Officer of Farmers National Bank. Ellsworth is retired from Atmos Energy Corporation as its National Account Representative. 

“We are fortunate to have Steve and David join the Boyle County Industrial Foundation board as new directors. Our board and our community will benefit from having individuals of their caliber and experience to serve on our board. Joined by John and Alan, who agreed to return to the board as directors, the Industrial Foundation will continue its long tradition of community-minded leaders with a breadth of knowledge and qualifications,” said Caudill. 

Departing from the BCIF board are Walter Goggin, Principal of Robinson, Hughes & Christopher, CPAs; Dr. John Roush, past President of Centre College; Carl Metz, retired Vice President of Human Resources of Ephraim McDowell Health; and Joey Harris, Plant Manager of Denyo Manufacturing. These directors were term-limited. Goggin, Roush, and Metz were veterans of the board for 30, 20, and 18 years of continuous service respectively. Harris had served for six years. 

The remainder of the Industrial Foundation’s board include: Jennifer Gilbert Newby, Chair, Boyle County Board of Education; Jerry Carter, President/CEO, Inter-County Energy Cooperative; Andy Frauenhoffer, retired Site Director, Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems; Dr. Erin Tipton, Director of Technical Programs, Kentucky Community & Technical College System; Dr. Tammy McDonald, Superintendent, Danville Independent Schools; Bill Snapp, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Ephraim McDowell Health. 

The Boyle County Industrial Foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation established in 1961 to acquire and develop real estate for the recruitment and retention of industrial or corporate facilities. For almost 60 years, BCIF has provided profitable and productive locations for diverse industries that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in capital investment and thousands of jobs for Boyle County and the region. BCIF is administered by the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership. 

Develop Danville, Inc., is the marketing identity of the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership (Partnership), Inc. The Partnership is an alliance of the Boyle County Industrial Foundation, Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce, Danville-Boyle County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Heart of Danville Main Street Program, Main Street Perryville, and the local governments of Boyle County, Kentucky, and Cities of Danville, Junction City, and Perryville. The Partnership communicates, collaborates, and coordinates the Partners’ interdependent economic development missions, resources, and initiatives to grow the economy of Boyle County. As a team, the Partners provide Boyle County, its communities, and its citizens with a cost-effective array of community and economic development services.