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Leadership Tri-State welcomes new advisory board members

Published 12:50am Sunday, February 9, 2014


ASHLAND, Ky., — Leadership Tri-State has welcomed six new members to its advisory board.

The new members are: Jackie Fields, president, J&J General Maintenance; Geoff Griffith, director, Kelley, Galloway & Company PSC; Matt Harr, assistant director, Eastern Kentucky Healthcare Coalition and site manager, Bellefonte Primary Care in Flatwoods; Mandy Medinger, marketing and community outreach specialist, Community Hospice; Josh Morrison, General Manager/Circulation Director, The Ironton Tribune; and Katie Scherer, human resources consultant, Marathon Petroleum Company, LP.

The six new members will serve a three-year term, ending in 2016. A complete list of the advisory board can be found on the Leadership Tri-State website at

Leadership Tri-State is also now accepting applications for its 2014 class.

The program, which runs from April to November, consists of eight monthly sessions, an orientation dinner and a graduation dinner. Each session is organized around a theme and is explored through speakers, discussions, field trips and other activities at different locations throughout the Tri-State.

At the completion of the program, participants will have developed both a network of relationships with a cross-section of leaders throughout the region and a broader knowledge of the issues facing the Tri-State.

The tuition fee for the program is $695, which covers the costs and meal expenses for all sessions.

To request an application or to nominate someone for the 2014 class, contact Sharon Walker, executive director, at 740-523-0443 or by email at Applications can also be downloaded at

Created in 1989, Leadership Tri-State is a nonprofit, community educational program to develop the talents, tap the energies and harness the resources of our region’s future leaders. Participants are selected from a pool of nominees from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

Leadership Tri-State is a fund of the Foundation for the Tri-State Community.



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