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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

Born in Paducah and honored as valedictorian of the Paducah Tilghman High School class of 1968, Juliette then went on to graduate from Randolph – Macon Woman’s College magna cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is married to Dr. Paul J Grumley and they are the proud parents of four children. Juliette is a member of Grace Episcopal Church vestry and former senior warden as well as a founding member of Broadway Bank and Trust, now BB&T, and currently chairman of that advisory board. She is a member and past president of Paducah Symphony board, Paducah Garden Club and a former member of Carson Center board, Charity League, McCracken County Medial Alliance and Paducah Main Street.

Fowler Black

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Kathryn Byers

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Hillary Chambers

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Christa Dubrock

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Whitney Evans

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Mary Katz

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Anne Gwinn

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.

Chris Hutson

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

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.

Bill Paxton

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.

Ryan Polczynski

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Hal Sullivan

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 Wagner

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.

Executive Director

Landee W. Bryant

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.

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