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Jackie Dawson

Jackie Dawson is the current Heart Walk Director for the American Heart Association. Her entire career has been dedicated to helping communities thrive.  Jackie began her career in Louisville working for the American Cancer Society.  In 2011, she moved to Lexington, Kentucky and worked for a decade fundraising for Shriners Hospitals for Children. While in …

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June Williams

June Williams started out in her early years learning to appreciate great music. Driving all the way from Estill County, her parents brought her to the University of Kentucky Concert and Lecture series beginning when she was elementary school age and continuing for the next twelve or so years where she heard performances from many …

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Angela Rice

Composer Angela Rice has a long and distinguished career as an artist, patron of the arts and entrepreneur in central Kentucky. She has composed more than 200 works, including the highly acclaimed Easter oratorio “Thy Will Be Done,” performed annually in Lexington. Rice is president of Melodia Music, a publishing and production company specializing in …

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Stephen Lloyd Webb, Vice President

Stephen Lloyd Webb is a recognized entrepreneur and industry leader with over 30 years experience in pharmaceutical, academic and clinical research. In 1997, Mr. Webb co-founded REGISTRAT, Inc. a Contract Research Organization (CRO) focused on peri- and post-approval clinical studies. In 2009, REGISTRAT merged with Mapi Group (Lyon, France) to form REGISTRAT Mapi, the largest …

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Abby Vaughn

Abby Vaughn has worked in the financial industry for thirty years, for a global financial company and a Fortune 500 bank. She currently is at Unified Trust. Her experience includes 16 years of management, and over a decade in the Private Banking/Wealth management sector.  Abby and her husband moved to Lexington in 1987 from Harold, Kentucky, …

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Madison Stewart

Madison Stewart is an associate attorney at Dinsmore and Shohl L.L.P. Lexington Office. A recently retired competitive Irish Dancer, she is aware of the effort and expense required to train young performers to their full potential and considers it a privilege to work through OperaLex to support the UKOT. Growing up, her parents fostered in …

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Leslie Smart

Leslie Smart is the President of the CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations overseeing six foundations across Kentucky and southern Indiana which collectively provide program, capital and research support to CHI’s Saint Joseph Health’s hospitals and facilities. Past president of a communications and development firm, she has served as two-term president of the Association of Fund-Raising …

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