Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, is a veteran communicator with more than 25 years of experience in governmental affairs, marketing, journalism and strategic public relations.
As KDA President, Gregory oversees all aspects of the 136-year-old association that promotes, protects and represents the Commonwealth’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry, including the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour.
Kentucky’s historic distilleries produce 95 percent of the world’s Bourbon, a rich heritage that dates back more than 200 years. Today, Bourbon is “America’s Official Native Spirit,” a leading export and a popular symbol of Kentucky craftsmanship and tradition.
Gregory joined the KDA in 2008 after seven years as Governmental Affairs Manager at East Kentucky Power Cooperative. He previously served as Vice President of Public Affairs for Preston-Osborne, a prominent Lexington public relations, marketing and research firm.
A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Gregory began his career as an award-winning journalist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. He also served as a reporter and editor at the Honolulu Advertiser, and has been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize.
Gregory is a native of Henderson, Ky. He and his wife, Ellen, live in Midway, Ky., with their three children.
And if you ask about his favorite Bourbon, his response will always be, “Kentucky Bourbon.”
Lou Anna Redcorn - Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney
Jan 18, 12:00pm - Jan 18, 1:00pm
Lou Anna Red Corn is in her 31st year as a prosecutor and is the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Kentucky, (Fayette County). Lou Anna was appointed by Governor Matt Bevin in 2016, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of long-time Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Larson.
Prior to her appointment, Lou Anna worked as an Assistant Fayette County Commonwealth’s Attorney for 30 years, serving as Larson’s Chief Deputy since 2006. Before becoming a prosecutor Lou Anna was an Assistant Public Advocate (public defender) in Eastern Kentucky, and worked briefly in civil practice.
Lou Anna is a career prosecutor. She has tried more than 225 felony cases, including 51 homicides. Some of the more notable cases include Shane Ragland for the sniper-style killing of UK football player Trent Diguiro; Leonard Neinabor, a Catholic priest who sexually abused parish children over several decades; and Donald Southworth for the murder of his wife Umi. Most recently, she prosecuted Mark Taylor for the kidnaping and murder of UK Chef Alex Johnson.
Lou Anna is an advocate for all victims of crime, but takes a special interest in child victim cases, especially child fatalities from inflicted head trauma, child sexual abuse and child exploitation through electronic solicitation and child pornography. Lou Anna help establish the Fayette County Child Sexual Abuse Multi Disciplinary Team (1989), which has remained a model for other teams statewide. She is also a founding and current board member of the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass, Inc., having served as both treasurer and secretary.
Lou Anna received her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts Degrees from the University of Kentucky. She is married to attorney Luke Morgan, and they have two sons.
The Rotary Club of Lexington will be hosting the eighth annual “Dancing with the Lexington Stars” on May 12, 2018, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa.
This sensational event will feature community leaders paired with professional dancers in a fun competition to support a group of wonderful charities including:
Surgery on Sunday (major bene ciary) • Aviation Museum • Baby Health Services • Boy Scouts Camp Hors’n Around • Child Development Center of the Bluegrass • Children’s Advocacy Center Easter Seals Cardinal Hill • Explorium • Girl Scouts • GleanKY • God’s Pantry Food Bank KY Horse Park Foundation • Lexington Habitat for Humanity • Lexington Hearing & Speech Lexington History Museum • Lexington Public Library • Lexington Theatre Company • Life Adventure Center • Mary Todd Lincoln House • Mission Lexington • OperaLex • OWL Inc Radio Eye • Reading Camp • Salvation Army • Seedleaf • Six Treasures Ministries • St. James Place • The Nest • YMCA