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By The Staff

Metro United Way announces new board members

Metro United Way announces new members to the Board of Directors for 2008-09, including Orlando D. Allen, general securities principal, Allen Financial Management Group;  David M. Bowling, president, Citizens Union Bank;  Paul T. Costel, president, Chase;  Dennis C. Dewitt, retired president, Luckett & Farley Architects & Engineers;  Catherine McGlown, consultant, Humana;  Carol Mullen, director, Medical Care Management, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services;  Tony Ruble, owner/agent, The Insurance Office Inc., located in La Grange;  William Curtis Stratton, president/business manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers;  Robert L. Taylor, professor of management and dean emeritus, University of Louisville; and  Michael B. Vairin, senior vice president, PNC Bank.

ASQ grants ‘Fellow’ status to Steve Pollock

The American Society for Quality has awarded “Fellow” status to Steve Pollock and 20 other ASQ members. The individuals were elected Fellows by ASQ’s board of directors in September. In being elected Fellows, they are recognized as having achieved professional distinction and pre-eminence in the technology, theory, education, application or management of quality control.

Pollock is a resident of River Bluff. 

Openrange employee wins tourism service award

The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau honored the tourism industry’s finest Nov. 11.

The Recognition of Service Excellence awards are presented to front-line employees in the hospitality industry in six categories: attractions, accommodations, restaurants, transportation, volunteer and behind-the-scenes. ROSE Award winners are chosen from 39 nominees submitted by managers and supervisors of organizations from throughout the industry and voted online by the public. 

The 2008 ROSE Award winners include Timothy J. (TJ) Southard -Openrange Inc., for the attractions division. 

Openrange CEO Barry Laws said customers and employees speak well of Southard.

“Weekly we hear stories about TJ and how he went out of his way to assist our customer in having a safe and fun experience,” Laws said.

Rhodes promoted to deputy director for public health and wellness

Dr. Adewale Troutman, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, recently promoted Matt Rhodes to the position of deputy director.   

Rhodes is now responsible for oversight of the department’s prevention services, environmental and regulatory services, laboratory services and the Office of Emergency Preparedness.

Rhodes previously served as administrator for the department’s Environmental Health Division.  He has been a public servant with the department for 12 years and has served as an environmental health specialist and in multiple supervisory roles.

Rhodes, a Georgia native, earned a bachelor of science degree in public health from Cumberland College.  He  obtained his registered sanitarian certification from the state in 1997 and is pursuing a master’s degree in public health from Eastern Kentucky University.

Rhodes and his wife, Kelli McKinney Rhodes, live in Oldham County.