Board

Ken Gish – Chair

Stites and Harbison PLLC

Ken is a member of the Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Service Group in Stites & Harbison’s Lexington Office, where his practice focuses on complex facility permitting, electric utility regulation, sustainability, hazardous waste remediation, renewable and alternative energy development, compliance with regulatory requirements and environmental litigation. Ken lives in Lexington with his wife and two children.

Jamie Clark – Vice Chair

Synergy Home

Jamie Clark has almost 20 years of heating and cooling design experience with a focus on energy efficiency and conservation. He has worked on several LEED projects as well as served as an advisor to the Kentucky Home Performance with Energy Star program. He has lived in Lexington for over 15 years with his wife Haley their two young daughters Alexandra and Catherine. Jamie has served on many boards in Lexington including: The Lexington Dream Factory, The Lexington Forum, The Lexington African American Forum, The Home Builders of Lexington’s Green Build Council and the Commerce Lexington ambassador board. He is also a founding member of Efficiency First Kentucky and is the 2013 president.

Kenya Stump – Secretary

Assistant Director of Renewable Energy, Department of Energy Development and Independence

Kenya Stump was previously an environmental scientist for the Director’s Office of the Kentucky Division for Air Quality.  She has experience working with a diverse group of industries and has particular expertise in air quality compliance, performance measurement outcomes and pollution prevention.   Prior to moving to the state, she spent seven and one half years as an environmental consultant with the Kentucky Business Environmental Assistance Program.  In 2005, she was the EPA Administrator’s award winner for outstanding state performance achievement.  She is Chairwoman of the Measurement Subcommittee of the National Steering Committee for SBEAPs. Kenya has master’s degrees in Environmental Science and Public Administration from Indiana University and the University of Kentucky, respectively.  She also holds a post-graduate certificate in Environmental Systems and graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelors degree in Chemistry.

David Shehee – Treasurer

Superintendent, Water Quality and Environmental Compliance, Kentucky American Water

David has an M.S. in analytical chemistry and over 20 years of experience in environmental compliance. In his current role, he is responsible for water quality and environmental compliance for Kentucky American Water and its surrounding counties. David is married (Amy) and has a son (Luke). He is involved in his local church, Bluegrass Greensource, Water For People and Reforest the Bluegrass. He also helped develop Lexington’s very successful “Med Toss” drug take-back program.

Keleigh Arnett

Treasury Management Officer
Vice President, PNC Corporate & Institutional Banking

Keleigh specializes in designing and implementing treasury solutions. She works closely with her clients on implementation of solutions to mitigate risk, automate processes and optimize payment structure while also serving as a trusted business advisor. Her background allows her to help customers choose the right solutions for their business and guides them through integration of new services into their daily business functions. Keleigh has experience working with nonprofit organization of all sizes, government institutions, public universities, as well as privately and publicly held companies. She is sure to add a new perspective to any organization. She currently severs as treasurer on the Board for the Masterson Station Manta Rays, her children’s swim team and volunteers her time on the Family Resource Center parent teacher committee at Sandersville Elementary. She has also previously proudly served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer.

Keleigh is married to Brian Arnett and has 3 children, Beau, age 7, Esme, age 4, and Grace, age 15. The Arnett’s enjoy spending their spare time in the outdoors, camping and traveling particularly in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

It is important to Keleigh to instill an educational foundation around environmentally sustainable practices to her own children and she looks forward to the opportunity, to connect with her community, in helping to further that education with BGGS and it’s mission.

Greg Butler

Municipal Relationship Manager, Republic Services

Gregory works with Central Kentucky cities and counties to develop sustainable waste management solutions. Gregory has over ten years of experience in governmental affairs, having worked with communities throughout the United States on projects ranging from solid waste management, natural hazards mitigation and recovery, to sustainability planning. Gregory attended the College of Charleston and the University of Oregon’s School of Planning, Public Policy & Management.

Michael Cronk

Assistant Director of Career Development, Transylvania University

Michael Cronk, originally from upstate New York, has lived in Lexington and worked at Transylvania University for the last 10 years. In addition to his work in Career Services, he has been active in leading the college’s sustainability efforts, including chairing their sustainability council.  He is married to Sara Constantine and has a son, Ian; the three of them can often be found in their backyard garden.

John D. Gagel, CIH

Corporate Manager, Sustainability, Lexmark International Inc.

Tresine Logsdon

Energy & Sustainability Curriculum Coordinator, Fayette County Public Schools

Tresine Logsdon facilitates student-driven sustainability curricula and initiatives in Fayette County Public Schools with a special emphasis on E=USE2 (Education leads to Understanding Sustainability, Energy and the Environment) program, a school-based, student-driven sustainability and energy efficiency program by working closely with teachers, principals and students (www.Sustainability.fcps.net).  She has 14 years of classroom teaching experience, most recently at Henry Clay High School teaching AP Env. Science and Biology where she helped HC become the first KY high school to complete the KY Green & Healthy Schools program and become a Model KGHS school.  Sustainability and environmental education have been Tresine’s passion since beginning her teaching career in ’99.  She is inspired everyday by FCPS teacher leadership and students’ inherent enthusiasm for sustainability, innovative school improvement project ideas and voracious desire to learn and do more. Tresine is married to Matthew Logsdon, Language Arts teacher at Henry Clay High School, and they have two daughters.

Mari Long

Recycling Coordinator, University of Kentucky

Mari Long works as the University of Kentucky Recycling Coordinator, a job she has held since March of 2013. Mari has a Bachelors is in Communications and started out in public relations. She worked for Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and got involved in the waste and recycling industry working in the private sector for many years. She is married with 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Mari is excited to help with partnerships between UK & Bluegrass Greensource and other area groups.

Chris Thomason, M.P.A.

Executive Director, Garrard County Chamber of Commerce

Jacob C. Walbourn

McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie, & Kirkland, PLLC

Jacob is an attorney in the Land Use Section of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC in Lexington. His practice focuses on advising clients on land use issues, including rezoning proposals, zoning ordinance text amendments, conditional use permits, variance requests, and development proposals. He also works with clients to obtain project financing, including governmental economic incentives, and to facilitate interactions with regulatory entities. Jacob is a graduate of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, and the University of Tennessee College of Law. He lives in Lexington with his wife, Amanda, and daughter, Madelyn.