Board of Directors
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.
Bill Hollander is a partner and former managing partner of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP. He concentrates his law practice in the area of intellectual property. Hollander lectures frequently on a variety of intellectual property matters, and has written numerous articles for both national and local publications. He has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Kentucky Super Lawyers as a leader in his field. Hollander serves on the Board of Directors of Fund for the Arts and Maryhurst, and he is also the immediate past-chair of the Board of Directors of Leadership Louisville.
Hollander received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, cum laude, and his law degree from Indiana University-Bloomington, summa cum laude. He joined the Library Foundation board in 2008.
Craig Buthod has directed the Louisville Free Public Library since 1998. Prior to his tenure at Louisville, he served six years as a senior executive for the Seattle Public Library and eighteen years at the public library in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He earned his degree in librarianship at the University of Denver and studied public administration at the University of Oklahoma. Library Journal named Buthod 2010 Librarian of the Year.
Mike Mountjoy is Chairman of Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP. He is a University of Kentucky graduate with more than 30 years of public 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.
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.
Mary Bright works in Corporate Marketing for Humana, Inc. Bright’s marketing career includes experience in the banking, publishing, and the healthcare industries. In addition to her position as President of the Friends of the Louisville Free Public Library, she is a former member of the St. Albert the Great School Board and an active volunteer for Gilda’s Club of Louisville.
Bright is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and a graduate of the University of Delaware. She joined the Library Foundation board in 2014.
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.
Pedro Bryant has served as President and CEO of Louisville’s Metro Bank since 2002. Prior to coming to Louisville, he was President and CEO of the American State Bank, Tulsa, OK. He served as Chairman of the Kentucky Bankers Association from 2010-2011. Bryant holds a BA in Business Management from Morris Brown College and an MBA from Georgia Southern University. He joined the Library Foundation board in 2008.
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.
Chuck Denny is regional president of Kentucky/Tennessee banking of PNC Bank. Denny joined National City in 1988 with the acquisition of First Kentucky National Corporation. PNC acquired National City December 31, 2008. Prior to his current responsibilities, Denny served in a variety of account management and executive responsibilities including Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Banking in Kentucky, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer and Market President for Kentucky/Tennessee banking for National City Bank. He serves on numerous boards including, 21st Century Parks, Boy Scouts of America, and the University of Louisville College of Business. Denny holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville. He joined the Library Foundation board in 2010.
Bill Dunbar is the Executive Vice President of Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company. Prior to his career with Commonwealth, he was the Vice President of National City Bank & Trust; Divisional Materials Manager for Thomas Industries Inc.; and a Group Sales Representative for Washington National Insurance Company.
Dunbar serves on the boards of the Bellarmine University Investment Committee, the 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.
Jill Force serves as the EVP-Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Springstone, Inc. She served 12 years as a partner with The Allegro Group, providing interim management and business advisory services to healthcare companies and private equity firms. Prior to her tenure at The Allegro Group, Force was SVP-General Counsel with Vencor, Inc. She began her career as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand and practiced law with Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald.
Force received her AB in political science from Miami of Ohio, MSA in Accounting from Georgetown University and JD from the University of Louisville. She joined the Library Foundation board in 2013.
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.
Roberta M. Henderson
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.
Benton Keith is the Principal at Radicle Capital and a licensed property and casualty insurance agent with Sterling G. Thompson Company. Prior to this, Benton was the Land Manager for Foxhollow Farm. Keith has served previously on the board of the Library Foundation, and was the former Board President of the Louisville Visual Art Association. Keith has also served on the boards and special committees for the Speed Art Museum, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, and 21st Century Parks. He returned to the Library Foundation board in 2013.
Bruce Maza serves as Executive Director of the C. E. & S. Foundation. He began his nonprofit 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 later joined the Lloyd E. Rigler and Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation of Los Angeles, followed by the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance. Maza serves on the board of the National Center for Family Philanthropy and joined the Library Foundation board in 2013.
Stephen G. Mullins is the President of ClearArc Capital. He also serves on the Bellarmine University Board of Trustees, St Meinrad Board of Overseers, Archdiocese of Louisville Finance Council, Catholic Education Foundation Board, Kentucky Deferred Compensation Board and the investment committees of the Louisville Scottish Rite and Metro United Way. He received a master's degree from Bellarmine University, bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mullins has served on the library Foundation board since 2006.
Tom Partridge serves as President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Kentucky). He joined Fifth Third Bank in 1997 and has more than 20 years of banking experience. He serves on the boards of the Fund for the Arts, Greater Louisville, Inc., Leadership Louisville (Graduate of Leadership Louisville Class of 2012), the Catholic Education Foundation, Assumption High School, The Louisville Orchestra, and the Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation. Partridge holds a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and master’s degree from Indiana University. He joined the Library Foundation 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 Senior Franchise Operations Consultant for Taco Bell Corp. 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.
Nick Simon and his brother, Michael J. Simon own and operate Publishers Printing Company.
Simon is a member of the Board of Directors for Stock Yards Bank and Trust Company and serves as a board member for the following organizations: Assumption High School, Governor’s Scholars Program, and the Printing Industry of the South. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois on a National Merit Scholarship, and in 1981 he earned a bachelor's degree in History. Simon joined the Library Foundation board in 2000.
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 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.
Melanie Warren is Vice President and Senior Wealth Planner for PNC Wealth Management. As a member of PNC's Wealth Planning Group, she serves as a member of the Philanthropy National Practice Group. Prior to joining PNC, Warren was in private practice with a Louisville law firm.
Warren 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 served on the Library Foundation board as president of the Friends of the Louisville Free Public Library and was elected to the board in 2011.
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.