Board of Directors
Darlene Mazzone, Chair
Darlene Mazzone is the president of Mazzone Communications and publisher of PADUCAH LIFE Magazine. The work of the agency has won numerous awards presented by the American Federation of Advertising Agencies and has twice been featured in PRINT Magazine, the design industry’s annual “best of design” publication. Mazzone Communications is currently the agency of record for two large regional banks and also handles a variety of special projects for the private sector as well as many civic organizations. Mazzone is also Chair of the Paducah Main Street Board and Chair of the WKMS Community Advisory Board. She is a former member of the Kentucky Arts Council Board. In 2016, PADUCAH LIFE Magazine was presented a Governor’s Award for the Arts by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Randy Davis, Vice Chair
Randy Davis is the West Regional Architect for Baptist Healthcare Systems and has served as a healthcare architect for the past 25 years. Randy’s personal passion is in historic preservation which he has utilized in serving as an integral part of the restoration of downtown Paducah. Davis currently serves as a member of the Paducah Main Street design Committee and the Paducah Mural Trail committee. He is a former member of the Preservation Kentucky board, Paducah Main Street board, Market House Theatre board and Leadership Paducah
Juliette Grumley, Secretary
Mickey Brown is a native of Louisville, Kentucky where she graduated from the University of Louisville with degrees in Economics and Management and with an MBA in Management. She is a certified Trainer of Trainers and a Certified Human Resources Consultant. Mickey is a business consultant with emphasis in board planning and development, executive coaching and management training. She is also an Adjunct Professor at West Kentucky Community and Technical College where she teaches the Management Certification Program, the DISC Workshop and other programs as needed. In addition to her professional work, she is a community volunteer. She sits on the Board of Directors of Home of the Innocents, in Louisville, United Way of Paducah, the Paducah Art House Alliance and is the President Elect of the Board of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra.
Retired attorney, Anne Gwinn is passionate about Paducah – especially as it is reflected in education, preservation and the arts. A self-described “serial rehabber,” she has been involved with the renovation of multiple historic properties for almost four decades. She currently chairs Growth, Inc., a non-profit that champions the use of historic preservation as an economic development tool. As Chairwoman of the Paducah Junior College Board, she was instrumental in the creation of the Paducah School of Art & Design’s Lower Town campus. She is a Director Emeritus of the Carson Center, serves as a trustee of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s Endowment and is engaged in the Paducah Public Schools’ development of its workforce Innovation Hub.
Zach is the Wealth Advisor for Paducah Bank where he provides financial and estate planning expertise for Paducah Bank clients. He is a Metropolis native and 2004 graduate of Southern Illinois University. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 2007 from Regent University School of Law and has practiced law in both Kentucky and Illinois. He is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Trust School and is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). Zach serves on the Paducah Art House Alliance Board, Family Service Society of Paducah Board, Paducah Area Transit System Board, Paducah Rotary Club Board and sits on the Steering Committee of the Paducah Young Professionals organization. Zach has appeared in the Market House Theatre production Arsenic and Old Lace as Lieutenant Rooney. Zach enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Hannah, and their 3 children, going to Church with his family and spending time outdoors.
Chris Hutson practices law in Paducah as a member of Whitlow, Roberts, Houston & Straub, PLLC. Recently Chris concluded a two-year term as Chairman of Baptist Health Board of Directors and continues on as a member of the Board, serving on the Executive, Finance and Governance Effectiveness Committees. In addition to service on the statewide corporate board, Chris serves as a director on the boards for Baptist Health Paducah and Baptist Health Foundation Paducah. Locally Chris has served as President of the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County and the McCracken County Bar Association. Chris enjoys and appreciates historic preservation, and in the summer of 2017 he and his wife Ginny will open a new Paducah shop, Frenchtown Station, in a restored 1930s era gas station.
Lauren Jackson is a physician and medical director with Northstar Anesthesia, practicing anesthesiology at Baptist Health Paducah. She is passionate about historical preservation and re-imagining our built environment in today’s modern lifestyle, as well as how this interfaces with public health. Also a member of Growth, INC preservation board, she and her husband have undertaken the restoration of several projects in Paducah, one being the former Alben Barkley Museum in Lower Town, now known as the Smedley Yeiser house. Lauren is inspired by the Columbia Theatre and sees many implications for the continued success of downtown Paducah with the restoration of this special place.
Bethany W. Jones is an experienced health care information technology advisor, clinician and healthcare strategist. Working remotely from Paducah, she’s advised hundreds of hospitals and health systems domestically and abroad and helped secure millions in grant funding for U.S. healthcare organizations under the HITECH Act of 2009. She has worked as a Consultant and Policy Analyst for The Advisory Board in Washington, D.C., where she assisted the nation’s top health systems with their IT infrastructure and regulatory adherence; as a Health Care IT Advisor and Physician Liaison for University of Kentucky Healthcare in Lexington, where she was recognized for supporting the successful installation of health IT at free clinics, federally qualified health centers, rural health centers, physician practices, critical access hospitals and behavioral health centers; and as Senior Clinical Solutions Manager for FormFast, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri, where she managed the clinical solutions portfolio and strategy for an IT vendor. Bethany has also worked as a bedside pulmonary/telemetry nurse, and was awarded the Nurse Excellence Award in Customer Service in direct patient care at Baptist Health in Paducah.
Bethany holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Organizational Communication from Murray State University and has completed graduate courses in Nursing Leadership from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Bethany is a registered nurse and certified professional in health information and management systems from the Health Care Information Management and Systems Society. She is a member of HIMSS, ANIA, AHIMA and AORN. Her specialties include change management, healthcare strategy, regulatory analysis, process and workflow improvement, clinical informatics and nursing leadership.
In addition to her work with PAHA, Bethany served on the Steering Committee for Paducah Economic Development’s Forward Paducah initiative (2016) and supports Sunrise Children’s Service’s Independent Living Program in Paducah. Bethany also provides pro bono consulting and advising to underserved health care organizations domestically and abroad. Bethany lives in Paducah with her husband, Todd, and enjoys reading, playing guitar, cooking and traveling.
Bill was born in Paducah and later attended Murray State University, Kentucky School of Banking and received his graduate degree in banking at Louisiana State University. He is married to Lucy and has two children, Christina Kate Cassetty and William F Paxton. His career spanned 30 years as Senior Vice President of Citizens Bank & Trust in the Private Banking Division, serving on the Paducah City Commission (1998-2000) and as the Mayor (2000-2012) of the City of Paducah. In addition to the Paducah Art House Alliance Board of Directors (Columbia Theatre Restoration Project), he also serves on the Independence Bank Board, the Paducah Power Foundation Board and the Community Foundation Board. He is a former Rotary Club President and Market House Museum Board Chair.
Hal has been active in community projects while continuing his Financial Consulting practice specializing in life event Wealth Management and Estate Planning. He graduated form Eckerd College in 1976 with a BA in Business Management. He is a Certified Financial Planner, (CFP) dating back to 1988 and a Charter Wealth Advisor since 2007. Hal Sullivan joined Hilliard Lyons as a Financial Consultant in 1983 after becoming FINRA licensed in 1978 with E.F Hutton at the St. Petersburg, Florida Branch. During his 33 years with Hilliard Lyons, besides wealth management and estate planning, Hal has participated in numerous municipal underwritings as a field agent in Western Kentucky. Serving as the Hilliard Lyons Senior Vice President presently, Hal also serves on the Community Foundation of Western Kentucky’s Investment Committee and is a trustee in the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Past civic engagements include Paducah McCracken County Chamber of Commerce President (1994), Paducah Public Library Chairman (1993), Rotary Club of Paducah President (1994), Paducah McCracken County Convention Center Corporation Chairman (1995-2004), Greater Paducah Economic Development Corporation Board Member, Growth Inc. Board Member and United Way of McCracken County Board Member. Hal is married to Debe with two sons, Tim (28) living in Sarasota, FL and Daniel (25) living in San Antonio, TX. In his free time, Hal enjoys tennis, sailing, fishing and cycling.
Ross was born and raised in Paducah. Upon graduating with a civil engineering degree from Purdue University, he took a field engineer job with an international dredging company. He enjoyed traveling the world while working for a couple years, but Paducah pulled him back home to work for his established family businesses: Wagner Moving and Storage, Wagner Warehousing and Wagner Wine and Spirits. Ross is happily married with one daughter and another on the way very soon. Ross is heavily involved in the local community in Paducah and enjoys taking on challenging and rewarding projects, which is what mainly drew him to the Columbia Restoration Project. When not working, Ross has many hobbies ranging from home brewing to fine furniture making.
Landee W. Bryant-Greene
Landee has been the Executive Director of Maiden Alley Cinema since August 2008 and continues to pursue the mission of bringing great film to the region. She graduated from Murray State University with a BFA in Photography and Textiles and an MS in Human Development & Leadership (emphasizing in Non-Profit Organizations). In addition to being part of the Columbia Theatre Restoration, she also serves on the Paducah Main Street Board, is the director of the River’s Edge International Film Festival, co-produces the Paducah 48 Hour Film Project, is the owner of Bricolage [bree-kuh-lahzh] Art Collective, is a member of the Art House Convergence, a barista at Etcetera Coffeehouse and is a leader in the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange (RUX) which inspires statewide collaboration between arts, agriculture and small business as driving forces in economic development.