Board Of Directors
Stephen C. Gault
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. Mr. 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., Impetus, the University of Louisville Real Estate Foundation, and the University of Louisville President’s Council.
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.
Lee Burchfield, Director of Louisville Free Public Library, has been with the Library since 1997. His previous positions included Assistant Branch Manager, Electronic Resources Supervisor, Manager of Computer Services, and Director of Strategic Planning & Technology. He has been Assistant Director since 2016. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at Samford University, where he also worked in the computer lab, circulation department, and serials department at the University Library. He earned his Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky, and earned an additional master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Historical Studies from Southern Seminary. In 2014 he completed a strategic planning certification from George Washington University and the Balanced Scorecard Institute as a Balanced Scorecard Professional. He received Six Sigma Green Belt training and certification from Louisville Metro Government. He has published several biographical and historical articles, and has been active as a presenter and panelist at library and technology conferences.
Garrett has been with LG&E and KU more than 22 years, joining in 1995 after graduating from college. He has held various positions at the Company, including management positions in Tax, Corporate Accounting, and Financial Planning. Most recently, Garrett has served as the Director of Rates helping guide the Company's regulatory strategy. In January 2018, Garrett will assume the role of Controller providing oversight of the Company's accounting and tax matters.
Garrett is currently serving on the Saint Joseph School Board as its chair and is an active member in the parish having served as a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) sponsor on multiple occasions.
Garrett attended Eastern Kentucky University graduating with honors and lives in Bardstown with his wide, Katie, and their three children. He is a Certified Public Accountant, member of the KYCPA and AICPA, and an Ignite Louisville Graduate.
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.
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.
Florence Chang, Ph.D., is the Director of Planning and Program Evaluation for Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). Dr. Chang received her doctorate from the University of Louisville, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel in the area of early childhood education. She joined Jefferson County Public Schools in 2005 as an Evaluation Specialist and served as a researcher and evaluator on several major national evaluation studies. She left Jefferson County in 2013 and conducted education research in the United Kingdom, before returning to JCPS in 2016.
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.
Fannie Mae Cox
Fannie M. Cox is the Outreach and Reference Librarian at the University of Louisville (UofL) Libraries. With this role, she combines her role as the Libraries Faculty representative for Signature Partnership Initiative (SPI)/Community Engagement (CE), to promote Information Literacy and encourage critical thinking, which allows her to engage communities locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She also tracks, investigates, and uses data proactively to address emerging trends that improve library services and promote library resources. Cox has extensive experience using and teaching others about research, various tools used to gather and apply user information to make data-driven strategies and decisions. She has memberships in several organizations, such as: the American Library Association (ALA) Joint Working Group on eBooks and Digital Content in Libraries; the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Budget & Finance Committee; the Executive Board of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA); a past President of the Kentucky Library Association (KLA); member of the Western Branch Library Support Association, the Friends of Parkland Library, and Wayside Christian Mission Board of Directors. She earned her B.A. in 1982 and her Masters in Library Science in 1998, both from Indiana University. She earned a MPA in 1992 from Kentucky State University.
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 Crutcher is the Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc. She also serves on the Board of Dare to Care and is the diocesan representative to the Boards of Boys and Girls Haven and St Joseph’s Children’s Home. She formerly served on the Board of the Friends of the Library, and her first job was as a page with the LFPL. An attorney by training, Ms. DeJaco Crutcher received her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Furman University.
Deja Jackson is a Program Officer on the Mission and Impact Team at the Community Foundation of Louisville. Her background includes relationship building, improving processes, and project management. She is very active in the community serving as the President of the Council of Friends of the Library. She also served as the 2019 President of Louisville Youth Group and is still a board member. A Bowling Green, Kentucky native, Deja obtained a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Louisville. She is currently working on her masters in Government with a concentration in political communications from Johns Hopkins University.
Jennifer Glassner is an AVP, Regional Business and Community Development Manager at Republic Bank. Her areas of expertise include, new client relationships, community development for the Louisville Region, collaborating with partners, growing relationships, and business and commercial lending. Jennifer currently serves on the boards of Hildegard House and Feat of Louisville.
Virginia Lee is a program officer at the James Graham Brown Foundation. She has been in this role since October 2015 and previously worked as an advisor and programming director at the Owsley Brown II Family Foundation. Virginia previously had ten years of experience developing and managing Federal programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Virginia currently sits on the boards of the Dendri Fund and the executive committee of the Donors Forum of Kentuckiana. Virginia holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.
Kathryn Luttner is the senior editor of corporate communications for Yum! Brands where she serves as the in-house journalist and develops executive communications. With more than 13 years of experience, her work has been published in Esquire, MTV News, Fast Company, Entertainment Weekly, Refinery29 and more. Luttner joined the Library Foundation board in 2019 and is a member of Leadership Louisville's Ignite class of spring 2018. A Texas native, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with two bachelor's degrees, one in journalism and the other in advertising.
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 Chair of the Library Advisory Commission.
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.
Patty Payette, PhD
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.
Callie Wall is the Director of Personal Insurance for Sterling Thompson Company, an 80-year old local, independent insurance agency. She joined the agency in 2013 after moving back home to Louisville. Wall graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, and went on to receive a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, TX. She currently serves as Vice President on the Sacred Heart Academy Alumnae Board of Directors, and is an active member of Christ Church United Methodist. Wall joined the Library Foundation Board of Directors in 2018.
Orme "Sandy" Wilson
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.