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    Executive Committee


    Bill Laird, Board President


    Bill Laird, Barbara Cahoe Memorial Award Winner bestowed
    at the 2014 Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce Annual
    Dinner, has worked in the insurance industry for about 38
    years. Most recently with Ash Group. Bill has the experience
    of most all types of insurance. Bill went to DuPont Manual
    High School, and attended Arizona Western College. Bill
    has coached many youth sports league in Bullitt County,
    and was booster club president for North Bullitt High School
    for five years. Bill proudly severed in the United States
    Marine Corps for four years. Bill’s mission is to help the
    chamber grow, and to be one of the best chambers around,
    and to support all businesses in Bullitt County.


    Dan Cline, Past Board President


    Dan Cline is Bullitt County Market Manager for First Harrison Bank and he has been in the banking industry for nearly 20 years. He graduated from University of Louisville and is the past Director of Kosair Clown Unit as “Flapjack”, the Kosair Shrine Clown. He is Board Member of CASA Bullitt County, Vice President/Transportation Chairman of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors,  and Past President of Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky. Dan is active in the community as a Volunteer Reader at Shepherdsville Elementary for the past 10 years, a past Special Olympics Volunteer Coach, Bullitt County Masonic Lodge #155 Member and Bullitt County Scottish Rite Member.


    Tammy Ott, Past Board President


    In August of 2003 something happened that changed Tammy Ott’s life: the birth of Emma Claire Livingston, her first of three amazing grandchildren. After talking with her daughter and visiting daycare centers, she realized there was a need for quality childcare. She decided to open her own center. Her goal was to provide a facility in which parents would feel comfortable leaving their children. She wants every parent to know that his or her child is receiving the best possible care. Today’s Kids has served the families of Bullitt County for the last 10 years and will continue to strive to meet new goals.


    Tammy is very active in the Bullitt County community. She helped develop the CASA program in Bullitt County and currently sits on the advisory board. She was instrumental in providing a meeting location for the Center for Women and Families. She is the chairperson for the Foster Review Board and also reviews foster cases for family court. She is the Past President of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and KidsFest Chairperson. Tammy is continually updating her education in order to stay up-to-date with the latest information to help Today’s Kids’ children, parents and staff.


    Jessica Sullivan, Vice President


    Jessica Sullivan has worked at the Bullitt County – Hillview Office of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance since March of 2008 as Agency Manager. She began her career with Kentucky Farm Bureau in August of 2003 as an Agent in the Clinton County Office. Jessica started her community based work for the Bullitt County Chamber in 2009 with the startup of the Young Professionals of Bullitt County. She then transitioned as a board member in 2012 to work more closely with the Chamber. Along with being committee chair for First Impressions she also serves on the Events Committee. Jessica is also an Advisory Council member for Metro United Way Bullitt County. She is anxious to see the continued growth of Bullitt County and the prosperity and success that the Bullitt County Chamber will offer during that growth!

    Ellie Yerkes, Treasurer


    Ellie Yerkes is a Director of Business Development for Park Community Credit Union. Her territories include all of Bullitt County, Downtown Louisville, Middletown and Jeffersontown, KY and Berea, KY. Ellie has been with the credit union and in her current position since 2008. Prior to coming to Park, Ellie worked as the Public Relations Manager for the Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University.


    As a Business Development director she is currently responsible for creating new business opportunities and relationships within each community she is involved with – meeting with business owners and their employees. It is her objective to increase the credit unions awareness within the community and form quality relationships with businesses and community organizations. Ellie also serves and volunteers her time on several additional non-profit and not-for-profit boards. She is married and has 2 young daughters.


    Board of Directors

    Jerry Summers

    Jerry Summers


    Jerral (Jerry) Summers is the Beam Community Relations Director Kentucky.


    Jim Beam CO.
    1979 – 1986 – Assistant Distillery Manager
    (Clermont –
    Boston Operations)

    Jim Beam Brands
    1987 – 1991 Environmental Supervisor
    (Clermont – Boston)
    1992 – 2006 Clermont Distillery Operations Manager.

    2007 – Current Beamglobal Spirits and Wine – Beam
    Inc. – Beam Suntory Director of Community Relations Kentucky


    University of Louisville BA MGMT.
    University of Kentucky Technical College AA

    Current Board Member of:

    Kentucky Travel Industry Association (Chair – elect)
    Kentucky Bourbon Festival – 2014 Chairman: one of
    the top 20 events in the Southeast Tourism region,
    YMCA of Bullitt County
    Bullitt County School for Excellence Foundation
    Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce (Past Chair)
    Bullitt County Economic Development Authority
    (Vice – Chair)
    Commerce Lexington Trustee

    Past Board member of:

    Kentucky Bourbon Trail Boutique
    Kentucky Distillers Association (Executive team member)
    Shepherdsville – Bullitt County Tourism
    Leadership Bullitt County (Chair)
    Regional Leadership Coalition
    SAC St. Aloysius (Chair)

    Recognition Awards:

    Barbara Cahoe 2000
    North Star Award Lincoln Trail BSA 2014
    Kentucky Colonel (State Representative Susan Westrom)
    Bernheim Honoree White Oak in the Meadow

    Supporter of:

    Moore – Mayfield foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Kosair and Leadership Kentucky

    Favorite place:

    Bernheim Forrest & Arboretum

    Quiet time:

    On his River Bank. He has a family and they all enjoy golf.

    June Daugherty


    June Daugherty is the Executive Director of the Bullitt County
    Family YMCA. She has held this position for the past 25 years.
    In that time, the budget has grown from $25,000 to $2,500,000
    annually. The Bullitt County YMCA employs 100 part time and
    25 full time employees. Their largest program is before and after
    school child care. They also offer youth sports including soccer,
    basketball and baseball plus summer swim lessons. The YMCA
    operates the largest wellness center in the county. She has been
    married to Jeff Daugherty for 22 years and they have four children
    ages 20, 18, 16, and 15. The couple attends Southeast Christian
    Church where volunteers in the children’s ministry. June is an active
    member of the chamber since she first started working for the YMCA
    in 1987. She looks forward to working with the Board of Directors to
    make the Chamber the most effective that it can be for Bullitt County
    Chamber Members and to serve the local community.

    Barbara Wright


    Barbara Wright is a graduate of Midway College, with a
    B.A. in Business Administration. Barbara has used her
    business management skills in sales management,
    marketing, and finance throughout her career. Prior to
    joining Shelter Insurance in 2002 she worked as an
    owner/partner for Resource America. As National Sales
    Director she traveled the United States and Puerto Rico
    working with federally funded health centers serving
    indigent populations. In 1999 the company was bought by
    Web MD/Medical Manager. After twenty years of extensive
    travel, Barbara was ready to work closer to home. Opening
    an insurance agency in Bullitt County was a natural fit for
    her. As a Kentucky native, Barbara was eager to settle into
    her community and begin working with local people. As a
    member of the Bullitt County Woman’s Club, Barbara has
    served as a committee chair, President, and District Governor
    to help further the hard work of the renowned civic club.
    She also serves on local boards for Shepherds Shelter
    and the Bullitt County Extension Office. In addition, for the
    last five years she has also worked in Prison Ministry
    outreach, after care, and county wide recovery programs to
    help reintroduce women into our community thereby
    establishing them as useful citizens again. So when the
    opportunity presented itself to join the Bullitt County
    Chamber of Commerce, Barbara jumped at it. Using her
    years of sales and marketing expertise, she is eager to
    foster relationships with other local businesses. A strong
    business community benefits all of us, and she considers it a
    privilege to use her skills and passions on the Chamber
    Board to help make Bullitt County a better
    place for all of our citizens.


    Lou Ann Moore


    Lou Ann Moore is the Broker/Owner of Century 21 Advantage
    Plus with offices in Shepherdsville and Mt. Washington. She
    previously served as President of the Bullitt County Chamber
    from 2009 to 2012.  Lou currently serves as President of the
    Century 21 Broker Council of Kentucky and the MidSouth
    representative of the Century 21 National Brokers Congress.
    She also serves as Publicity and Style Show chair with the
    Bullitt County Woman's Club, chair of the  Finance Committee
    at Bethel United Methodist Church and is on the executive
    committee at Kentuckiana Works.







    Rick Clements

    Rick Clements

    Rick Clements has worked at First Citizens Bank since
    February 1998 in his current role in the Bullitt County
    Market.  He previously spent 21 years (May 1977 until
    January of 1998) in two previous positions in the financial
    industry serving in various capacities such as Branch
    Manager, lender and loan underwriter.  He has been very
    active since moving to Bullitt County (Mt. Washington
    Kentucky) in 1977 with sports including coaching, serving
    on the Board of the Mt. Washington Youth Baseball/Softball
    Program since 1985, and formerly, for many years, Booster
    Club President of Bullitt East High School.  Rick was
    appointed in 2012 by the Governor of Kentucky to fill the
    term as 2nd District Magistrate representing the Mt.
    Washington area of Bullitt County until January 2013. Rick
    holds a Kentucky Real Estate License and is an active
    member of many community organizations including the
    Lions Club of Mt. Washington and The Knights of Columbus. 
    He is also a Kentucky Colonel.  He has served as a Director
    with the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce since 1998.
    In his spare time, Rick officiates High School Fast-Pitch
    Softball & has been a KHSAA licensed official since 1992.


    Keith Davis

    Keith Davis


    Keith Davis has been superintendent of Bullitt County
    Schools since 2007.  Prior to that, he has served the
    district in prior capacities since 1996.  Since he became
    superintendent, he has been very proud to watch our
    county’s schools increase in performance from the
    lowest 20th percent to being judged as proficient by
    the state of Kentucky.  During his tenure, BCPS has
    implemented multiple new programs to increase
    individual student choice and preparedness for college
    or career after graduation and is constantly pursuing
    its state vision to become the leader in educational

    Joseph M. Mills

    Senior Associate, Buckman & Farris Law Office

    Joe joined Buckman & Farris in August of 2011. He spends the majority of his time practicing civil litigation, assisting in education law issues and probate matters. He is also an experienced criminal defense lawyer having previously worked in the adult trial division of the Louisville Public Defender for three years. Joe received his J.D. from the Chase College of Law where he was a member of the Law Review and Inn of Court. He received his B.S. from Northern Kentucky University where he was awarded the Paul J. Sipes Outstanding Senior Award, Enid Henry Award for Political Science, and was a Homecoming King. Also while in college, he interned for former Congressman Ron Lewis in Washington. Joe was raised in Bullitt County, graduated from Bullitt East High School, and currently lives in Mt. Washington. When he isn't practicing law, Joe is very active in Bullitt County causes.