Board of Directors
Stephen C. Gault has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Library Foundation since 2016, and has been a member of the board since 2003. Gault is the founder and president of Stephen C. Gault Co., established 1991 to offer industrial real estate brokerage and development services to the Louisville community.
He is currently a Trustee of the College of Wooster, and serves on the boards of The Morton Center, Greater Louisville Inc., the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, and the University of Louisville Board of Overseers.
Bill Dunbar is the Chairman of the Board of First Kentucky Trust Company. Prior to his career with First Kentucky Trust, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company. He has over 30 years of experience in the Trust and Investment business.
Dunbar serves on the Bellarmine University Investment Committee, the Metro United Way Investment Committee, and the Catholic Education Foundation Investment Committee. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from DePauw University; a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky, and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s National Trust School. Dunbar joined the Library Foundation board in 2008.
Jim Blanton, Louisville Free Public Library Director, started his library career in Kentucky at the Lexington Public Library, where he was a librarian assistant before relocating to the Chesapeake Public Library in Virginia. He worked for 12 years at Chesapeake Public Library in numerous roles, such as senior library manager, in which he managed operations for the main central library. Mr. Blanton served as Director of the Daviess County Public Library in Owensboro Kentucky since 2012. He holds a master's degree in library science from the University of Kentucky and a master's in public administration from Old Dominion University.
Mike Mountjoy is Chairman of Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP. He is a University of Kentucky graduate with more than 30 years ofpublic accounting experience dealing with corporate clients in the areas of audit, tax, business consulting, and business valuations. Under his leadership the firm has grown to become the largest Kentucky‐based accounting firm.
Mountjoy is a member and past-president of the Kentucky Society of CPAs and former member of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of CPAs. He is a former Chairman of the Louisville Chamber of Commerce and the Louisville Community Foundation. Mountjoy was listed in CPA Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential CPAs” and was named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Louisville” by Louisville Magazine. In addition, he has received the Distinguished Service Award by Kentucky Society of CPAs and the AICPA Community Service Award. He joined the Library Foundation board in 2008.
Mike Ash is the Regional President of Fifth Third Bank Kentucky. With more than 24 years of experience in the banking industry, Mike Ash leads Fifth Third Bank Kentucky as its Regional President – covering both the Lexington and Louisville markets.
Mike has been a Fifth Third team member for nearly 13 years, including 7 years in Fifth Third’s Central Indiana Region. While in Central Indiana, Mike served as a Commercial Banking Team Lead and eventually as the Business Banking Executive. In 2010, Mike relocated to what was then known as the Central Kentucky Affiliate where he served as the Commercial Banking Executive. That same year, the two Kentucky Affiliates merged, and Mike was promoted to City President in Lexington and led the Commercial Division for the newly formed Kentucky Affiliate. In July of this year, Mike was promoted to the Regional President role for Kentucky.
Mike earned a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Indiana University and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Butler University.
Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Anderson is an attorney with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP and concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning and administration including multi-jurisdictional planning and administration, charitable planning and trust modifications. Ms. Anderson is admitted to practice in Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Ms. Anderson is Secretary of the Kentucky Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Section, a member of the Louisville Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Section, a member of the Louisville Estate Planning Council, a board member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Kentuckiana (PPPK), and President of the Friends of the Louisville Free Public Library.
Ms. Anderson earned her B.S. from the University of Tennessee, her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law with a concentration in Business Transactions, and her LL.M from the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning at the University of Miami School of Law.
Monty Boyd is President and CEO of Whayne Supply Company, one of the oldest and largest Caterpillar, Inc. dealers in the U.S. Boyd serves as the President of the Kentucky Equipment Distributors, is on the Board of Directors of the Associated Equipment Distributors, Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors, Kentucky Coal Association, Kentuckians for Better Transportation, Boy Scouts, and is a member of the Louisville Rotary Club. He is an active member of the Middletown United Methodist Church. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska and a MBA from the University of Louisville. Boyd joined the Library Foundation board in 2006.
Mac Brown serves as Vice President of Brown-Forman Corp. Before taking this position in October 2002, his experience was focused in sales and marketing, including Brand Director of various brands and Regional Director. Brown currently serves on the boards of The Filson Historical Society, UofL’s Board of Advisors for the Family Business Center, and is on the Kentucky Historical Society executive committee. He has served on the boards of CASA, the Lincoln Heritage Council BSA, and StageOne. He has also served as an advisor to the Cathedreal Heritage Foundation and was on the Board of Overseers for Channel 15. Brown holds an MBA from George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in business from Georgetown University. He joined the Library Foundation board in 2006.
Ralph de Chabert is SVP, Chief Diversity Officer for Brown-Forman, Corp, a beverage alcohol company located in Louisville, KY. He possesses over 20 years in the global Diversity & Inclusion field. Prior to Brown-Forman, he has held successive positions in Northern California as Chief Diversity Officer, Vice-President of Employee Relations & Diversity and Head of Executive Development and Diversity for Safeway, Corp, McKesson, Corp, and American President Lines respectively. He also worked for Pope & Associates, a diversity consulting firm out of Cincinnati, OH where he served as the Operations Manager and external diversity consultant in a myriad of organizations ranging from Fortune 50 International companies to local non-profit organizations.
Ralph has also been a nuclear insurance underwriter, a partner in a men’s clothing store and a teacher and basketball coach in the Cleveland, Ohio school systems. He currently serves as Board Chair for The Muhammad Ali Center and the Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council, both in Louisville, KY and he also serves on the boards of Walden School, Wednesday’s Child and Jefferson Community and Technical College. Ralph graduated from St. Francis College in Biddeford, Maine. He has done graduate work at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont and holds Masters Degrees in Education and Human Resources and Organizational Development from John Carroll University and the University of San Francisco, respectively.
Ralph is married with a daughter, son and a nephew and when he is not spending time at work or with the family, he can be found reading and enjoying music.
Paul Costel President, Kentucky Region, Commercial Banking Chase has worked in banking for more than 30 years including the past 20 years for JPMorgan Chase and its predecessor organizations. During the majority of this time, he was involved in advising middle market companies regarding financing their growth. He led the Louisville commercial banking team from 2000 to 2008 when he was promoted to President of the Kentucky Market. He currently acts as Managing Director leading the Kentucky Region.
Costel currently serves on the boards of Greater Louisville Inc., Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Development Corporation and the Greater Louisville Project. He is past chair of the board for Maryhurst, Family & Children’s Place, Leadership Louisville and Actors Theatre. He formerly served on the boards of Fund for the Arts, Metro United Way of Kentucky, St. Francis School, and Second Presbyterian Church. Recently, he helped the Mayors of Louisville and Lexington with the BEAM initiative.
While a native of Louisville, Kentucky, Costel earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Davidson College. He and his wife Michelle, have two children, Paul and Jack.
Scott Davis, a Trustee of the Mildred V. Horn Foundation and the May W. Jones Foundation, is a former banker and serves as Chair of the Library Foundation’s Investment Committee. Davis also serves on investment committees of the Community Foundation of Louisville, Prichard Committee, Louisville Bar Association, National Center for Families Learning, and Kentucky Foundation for Women. He serves as Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association Investment Committee and Metro United Way. Additionally, he is on the University of Louisville Board of Overseers and the University of Louisville Alumni Board. Davis has served on the Library Foundation board since 2002.
Lisa DeJaco is a Partner, general litigation and intellectual property litigation at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs. Dejaco also serves on the Board of Directors of Dare to Care and Volunteers of America. She formerly served on the Friends of the Library Board. Ms. Dejaco recieved her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, and her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from Furman University.
Ed Glasscock is Chairman Emeritus of Frost Brown Todd LLC, after serving 31 years as the firm’s Managing Member. He is also co-chairman of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice and works with emerging companies on venture capital transactions. Mr. Glasscock has served as Board Chairman for Leadership Louisville, Kentucky Center for the Arts, The Bridges Coalition, Bellarmine University, Fund for the Arts, the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Louisville, Inc. He joined the Library Foundation board in 2004.
Pam Greenwell is a corporate and real estate lawyer with Seiller Waterman LLC where she is a member of the management committee. She is a native of Cincinnati, where she received her undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati and received her law degree from the University of Louisville. Greenwell is the past-president and current Membership Chair of the Louisville Forum, is on the Board of Directors of the Portland Promise Center, works developing a tutoring program at Lighthouse Community Center and is active at St. Paul United Methodist Church. She joined the Library Foundation board in 2008.
Fred Joseph is a lawyer with the firm of Stites & Harbison, PLLC, specializing in real estate law. His public service includes having served as attorney advisor in the Office of General Counsel, Office of Economic Opportunity, in the Executive Office of the President, and Assistant Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee, and Special Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Louisville.
Joseph’s professional activities include service on the board of directors of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the Louisville Bar Association and as Program Chairman of the University of Kentucky Law School Continuing Legal Education real estate programs. Joseph’s current civic activities include serving as Chairman of the Kentucky Oral History Commission and as an ex- officio member of the Executive Committee for the Kentucky Historical Society. He has served on numerous public and private agency boards and as President of the Jewish Community Federation of Louisville and the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Inc. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Michigan Law School. Joseph has served on the Library Foundation board since 1997.
Debra Murphy, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Operations, began her career with Trover Solutions' Sales and Marketing team in 1992 and assumed her current position in 1998. In her present role, Murphy oversees operations of Healthcare Recoveries, the division of Trover Solutions that manages subrogation and overpayments for the healthcare industry. Prior to her career with Trover, Murphy was in the private banking and commercial lending business sector.
Murphy serves on the University of Louisville Board of Overseers, the University Medical Center Board, and the Board of Actor’s Theatre. She is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a graduate of Georgetown University. Murphy joined the Library Foundation board in 2005.
Bruce A. Maza serves as Senior Fellow of the C. E. and S. Foundation, after a 17-year tenure as its first non-family executive director. He began his career as assistant director of development at the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, and later as director of development of the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. He then joined the Lloyd E. Rigler-Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation of Los Angeles as its first non-family program officer. In 1991 he joined the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance, where he became resident director of the GIFT Initiative “Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow,” funded by the Lilly Endowment to plant new community foundations across the state. Maza serves on the board of the National Center for Family Philanthropy in Washington, D.C., and joined the Library Foundation board in 2013.
Melanie McCoy is a member of the Estates, Trusts and Wills practice group at Frost Brown Todd LLC. Melanie concentrates her practice on estate and gift planning for individuals and families, with a focus on business succession planning and charitable gift planning. Prior to joining the firm, she spent 10 years with a national bank trust company working in fiduciary administration and wealth planning. Melanie is a frequent speaker on a variety of trust and estate planning and administration topics.
McCoy is a member of the Louisville Bar Association and Kentucky Bar Association. She currently serves as member of the Executive Committee for the Estate Planning Council of Metro Louisville, Inc., as well as a director for Volunteers of America Kentucky. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky and her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She serves as a member of the Library Advisory Commission and was elected to the board in 2011.
Patty Payette, PhD, is the Executive Director of “Ideas to Action,” the Quality Enhancement Plan at the University of Louisville, and is Associate Director of the University’s Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning.
Payette has taught undergraduate courses at Michigan State University and University of Michigan-Flint. She serves on the Alumni Council at the Leadership Louisville Center and was the Assistant Director in the Office of Faculty and Organizational Development at Michigan State University. She holds a PhD from the Department of English at MSU, as well as a bachelor's and a master's degree in Humanities from the University of Louisville and the University of Michigan, respectively. Payette joined the Library Foundation board in 2011.
Dot Ridings is the immediate past-president of the Council on Foundations. Until her retirement from the Council in late 2005, Ridings was annually named to the list of the “Power and Influence Top 50” leaders in the nonprofit community, as selected by NonProfit Times magazine.
Before joining the Council on Foundations in 1996, Ridings was a journalist and newspaper publisher. She served as president of the League of Women Voters of the United States. She is an elder in the Presbyterian church and served 21 years as a trustee of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, including eight years as board Chair. She has served on the boards of the Ford Foundation and the Benton Foundation, Independent Sector, and the Foundation Center. She also has served on the accrediting council for law schools of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the accrediting council for journalism schools of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). Currently, she serves on the boards of the Association of Theological Schools, the University of Charleston, the Community Foundation of Louisville, and the Louisville Free Public Library Foundation, and she is a Director of the Commission on Presidential Debates.
She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and holds a Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds honorary doctorates from Spalding University, the University of Charleston, and the University of Louisville. Ridings has served on the Liibrary Foundation board since 2010.
Bob Schalow is the Director of Franchise Business Operations for EinsteinNoah Restaurant Group, Inc. Prior to this role, he has held numerous leadership positions in operations for Yum! Brands across the country. Schalow graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in Commercial Tourism. He has participated in several events with Team-in-Training for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. He joined the Library Foundation board in 2008.
Bobby Simpson is Senior Counsel for Labor and Employment at GE. Prior to joining GE, he was the Senior Trial Attorney and Acting Regional Attorney for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; a Senior Associate with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP; and an Assistant Public Advocate with the Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.
Simpson is the current Governor-Elect of the Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors. He is a former President of the Louisville Bar Association, the Louisville Black Lawyers Association, and the Louisville Forum. He has served as General Counsel for the University of Louisville Bingham Child Guidance Clinic and the Louisville Zoo. He is also a former member of the Kentucky Bar Association Ethics Committee, Barrister of the Louis D. Brandeis American Inns of Court, and a former Commissioner of the Louisville-Jefferson County Human Relations Commission. Simpson received a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and a bachelor's degree, cum laude, from St. Andrews Presbyterian College. He joined the Library Foundation board in 2013.
Stuart Steinbock is Vice President of Business Development for Whip Mix Corporation. He is the Chairman of the iDent-Alloy/iDent Ceram Council and participates on the Nation Association for Dental Laboratories Business Management Committee.
At Whip Mix, Steinbock began his career in international sales and he has also served as the President of Whip Mix’s Dental Technology Solutions Division. He earned an Integrative Master's of Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville, as well as a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati College of Business. Steinbock joined the Library Foundation board in 2013.
Tad Thomas founder of Thomas Law Offices, PLLC in Louisville, Kentucky. He serves as the Chairman of the Library Advisory Commission and is past-president of the Friends of the Library. Thomas is a graduate of Georgetown College, in Georgetown, KY and a cum laude graduate of Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.
Paul W. Thompson is President and Chief Operating Officer of LG&E and KU Energy. Thompson is past-chairman of the Library Foundation board and serves as the Advocacy Committee Chair. He also serves as chair of the board of the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation and is a board and Executive Committee Member for Greater Louisville, Inc. Thompson is a graduate of Leadership Louisville.
Thompson holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a master’s degree in business administration in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago. He has also completed the Executive Program on Leading Corporate Transformation at the E.ON Academy Harvard University, and he is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Thompson has served on the Library Foundation board since 1995.
Orme "Sandy" Wilson is the president and owner of Gobi Corporation and former owner of Giant Graphics Inc. in Louisville and Digital Printing Inc. Additionally, he is a partner in Westfield Farm Limited Partnership in Virginia and an owner of Gramercy Farm, also in Virginia. Wilson is a director and the immediate past-president of the Filson Historical Society, and also a past-president of both the Kentucky Tennis Association and the Raise a Racquet Foundation for Kentucky Tennis. Wilson has served on the Library Foundation board since 2002.