Board of Directors
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
Jerral (Jerry) Summers is the Beam Community Relations Director Kentucky.
Jim Beam CO.
1979 – 1986 – Assistant Distillery Manager
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)
Barbara Cahoe 2000
North Star Award Lincoln Trail BSA 2014
Kentucky Colonel (State Representative Susan Westrom)
Bernheim Honoree White Oak in the Meadow
Moore – Mayfield foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Kosair and Leadership Kentucky
Bernheim Forrest & Arboretum
On his River Bank. He has a family and they all enjoy golf.
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 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 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 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.