Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin
Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin is a leadership development specialist for the Episcopal Church , a consultant in transformative leadership in religious, academic, and corporate systems and motivational speaker, She is the author of five published books and invited chapters and articles in books and professional journals including Football’s Gentle Giant: the Blanton Collier Story, the biography of her father , Coach Blanton Collier. A founding member of the Blanton Collier Sportsmanship Group, and co- author of the unpublished Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Coaching Behaviors on the 1961 University of Kentucky Wildcats, she was raised in a football world and is proud to be a part of the mission of the KY Pro Football Hall of Fame in emphasizing ” the good side of football.”
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“Rob Bromley is a sports broadcasting legend in the Bluegrass and through out the commonwealth of Kentucky,” said Chris Mossman, WKYT vice president and general manager. “We’re going to miss him at WKYT, and we know our viewers will miss him too.”
Bromley came to work at WKYT in Lexington in 1977 as a weekend sports anchor. In 1980, Bromley began anchoring weekday sportscasts on WKYT making him the most tenured television anchor on the air in the state of Kentucky.
“Rob is the everything you want in a professional. He covered the University of Kentucky in a way which will never be equaled in the history of television in this city or state. It has been an honor to learn from him and call him a friend,” said WKYT sports director Brian Milam.
Perry Thomas is an American football coach. He is the head football coach at Campbellsville University, a position he has held since the 2008 season.
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–1987 Allen County Scottsville HS (KY) (assistant)
1988–1991 Campbellsville HS (KY) (DC)
1992–1999 Campbellsville HS (KY)
2000–2007Paducah Tilghman HS (KY)
2008–presen Campbellsville University
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Franky Minnifield Play Pro Football for 11 years, 9 years with the Cleveland Browns and 2 with the Arizona Wranglers (USFL). Owner and Operator of Minnifield Enterprize Inc, a New Home, Land Development, and Toyota Vender since 1998. Has served on multiple Board of Directors, including Community Trust Bank and the University of Louisville, served as the Board Chair for the University of Louisville from 2010 to 2013. A member of the following Hall of Fames; Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, Henry Clay HS Hall of Fame, University of Louisville Hall of Fame, the City of Cleveland Hall of Fame, Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame, and the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame. 2014 Blanton Collier award.
Mark Gooch is President and CEO of Community Trust Bank, Inc. and has been in that position since July 1, 1999. He also is Executive Vice President and Secretary for Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. and serves on the Board of Directors of Community Trust Bank, Inc. and Community Trust and Investment Company. He lives in Pikeville Kentucky with his wife Pat.”
Tammy is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky College of Law. She is President of the League of Women Voters of Lexington and co-president of the League of Women Voters of Kentucky. She is also a member of the Lexington Ethics Commission.
Priscilla F. Johnson
Priscilla F. Johnson, Lexington, KY.: She was chair of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights for eight years. Under her leadership, the board ruled on hundreds of discrimination complaints and established civil rights education programs like the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. She was chair of the Lexington Human Rights Commission in 1991 and was later named chair of the Kentucky Human Rights Commission in 1999. She organized many programs to help youth graduate high school and attend college. For more than 10 years, she used her position as director of Minority Affairs at the Administrative Office of the Courts to hold an annual Lawyer’s Lunch with the Northern Kentucky NAACP to encourage minority youth to become lawyers and judges. She worked with Kentucky judges to ensure minorities were treated fairly in the justice system. She has worked on many voter registration drives and worked to empower women.
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Dave Gyor is a native of North Olmsted, OH on the west side of Cleveland. He received his BBA from Kent State University in 1982. He was a commissioned National Bank Examiner with the Comptroller of the Currency from 1983 to 1992. He has held executive level positions in credit administration with a number of Central Kentucky banking organizations and is currently employed as a Senior Vice President with PBI Bank in Lexington, KY. He is married to Andra Gyor, who with her mother, owns and operates Janice’s at the Saltbox.
Dave served on the Board and as President of the Blanton Collier Sportsmanship Group (BCSG) from 2010 through 2015. He is a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and attended the very first Monday Night Football Game on September 21, 1970. [The Cleveland Browns defeated star quarterback Joe Namath and the New York Jets 31-21 in front of more than 80,000 rabid fans and a curious national audience as ABC’s Monday Night Football made its prime time debut]. His connection with the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame through the BCSG allows him to continue his interest in both organizations. Having watched the original Dawgs: Mighty Minnie and Top Dawg (Frank Minnifield and Hanford Dixon); it has been a thrill working alongside Frank at a number of the induction ceremonies. The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame is a fantastic organization that allows the fan to fully appreciate the homegrown talent this state has produced and continues to supply to the National Football League.
Marsha E. Melville
Proven performer with strong project management and interpersonal skills with consistent track record in building relationships. Action oriented individual who communicates and responds in a timely and effective manner. Highly organized with ability to juggle and complete tasks and meet objectives on time. Team oriented with recognized leadership. Strong verbal and written communication skills coupled with ability to relate to broad range of individuals with varied backgrounds. Self-motivated and energetic with strong work ethic. Flexibility to learn and adapt quickly to new processes.
Director of events –Midway University August 2013 – present
Financial aid assistant- midway college Jan 2013- August 2013
Assistant Director- Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame March 2011- August 2012
Operations manager- ALT BioScience, Lexington, KY September 2006 – February 2011
Consultant- Impact 21 Group, Lexington, KY June 2005 – September 2006
Sales trainer / National Processing Company, Louisville, KY October 2002 – April 2005
Account Executive – National Processing Company, Lexington, KY July 1999 – October 2002
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Derrick Kent Ramsey (born December 23, 1956) was the Kentucky Secretary of Education and Workforce Development, having been appointed by Governor Matt Bevin. He was the Deputy Secretary of Commerce under former Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher from 2003 to 2007. He is also a former professional American football player who played tight end for nine seasons for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, New England Patriots, and Detroit Lions.
Ramsey grew up in Hastings, Florida and attended Hastings High School, where he won state championships in his first two years. He moved to live with an uncle in Camden, New Jersey and play for the Camden High School football team, which went 2-8 in his junior year and won the New Jersey state championship in his senior year.
Ramsey was a quarterback and tight end at the University of Kentucky, where he was part of the team that won the 1976 SEC Championship and the 1976 Peach Bowl. He was first team All SEC and third-team All-American as QB in 1977 when Kentucky finished with a 10-1 record and #6 ranking in the final AP poll. Ramsey also played two games on the basketball team as a walk-on in 1976. 
He served as the Athletic Director at Coppin State University from 2008 to 2015.
|1978–83||Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders|
|1983–85||New England Patriots|
Professional Experience As the owner of a State Farm Insurance Agency, Wallace is involved in every aspect of the operations. His diverse background and experience as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) have afforded him opportunities to excel as an entrepreneur. He enjoys marketing all State Farm products, but primarily prides himself on the educational components and services (i.e. Life, Health, Auto and Property/Home Insurance) that are day-to-day commodities for his clients. Wallace has sincere enthusiasm for motivating individuals to achieve a specific result or goal, which is evident in his professional and civic involvements. Whether the issue on the table is business or civic in nature, Wallace thrives in situations requiring practical and logical solutions. As a native of Lexington, his familiarity with the local community needs. Wallace is currently married to wife LaShawn. They have been happily married for 19 years.
Education Bachelor of Science in Accounting , University of Kentucky
Professional Associations Member of Lexington Rotary Member Commerce Lexington
Activities Member of Southland Christian Church Past Board Member and Treasurer
Assurance for Life, Inc. Board Member
Rotary Endowment Board Volunteer
Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass Volunteer
YMCA Youth Basketball
George William “Bill” Ransdell, III
Professional Background and Qualifications:
After a successful college career involving a winning football program at the University of Kentucky and advancing to the National Football League, the last 26 years have included coaching high school and post college athletes, ownership and management of long term care facilities, service industry establishments, chiropractic practices and a wealth of experience working with people of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Bachelor of Business Administration May, 1986