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News briefs: KFB Burlington office relocates after 70 years, Williamstown student is Goldwater scholar,

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Kentucky Farm Bureau moves offices

After some 70 years in “downtown” Burlington, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance is moving to a different facility about a half mile east, next to the R.C. Durr YMCA.

Crane

The Boone County Farm Bureau board of directors recently approved a measure allowing the Burlington Agency, managed by Mike Crane, to relocate its office to 2342 Burlington Pike in Burlington.

The phone (859)586-6142 and fax (859)586-6151 numbers will remain the same.

Andrew Davis named Goldwater Scholar

Andrew Davis of Williamstown has been named a Goldwater Scholar. a premier award for undergraduates pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering. A student at Western Kentucky University, he was one of only two students from Kentucky to receive a Goldwater scholarship this year.

Davis, the son of Amy and Todd Davis, is studying mathematics and physics and is a 2016 graduate of The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. He plans to pursue a PhD in mathematics and conduct research in modeling using linear algebra, algebraic systems and topology, and teach at the university level.

Davis has conducted research with Dr. Bruce Kessler, professor of Mathematics and department head, since August 2014 and has published work with Dr. Kessler in The Mathematical Scientist.

Pettigrew named MSS VP

Marketing Support Services (MSS) is pleased to announce the addition of Kelli Pettigrew as VP of Business Development to its leadership team.

Kelli Pettigrew

Founder and former owner of an INC Magazine’s Top 5000 Fastest Growing Company and animation/motion graphics design firm in Indianapolis, Kelli led her team to win a national Addy award prior to joining LEAP Agency Cincinnati, in 2014 as Vice President and Principal. She was recognized by the Cincinnati American Advertising Federation in their “Salute to Suits” awards as a top digital agency professional in 2015 and was recognized by the National Association of Professional Women 2012 Woman of the Year, Diversity Magazines Top 1000 Women-owned businesses, and the State of Indiana Top 40 Companies to Watch award and a Techpoint MIRA award finalist.

Kelli has experience starting, running and leading organizations from $5Mil in sales to $100Mil. Additionally, her strategic account and Fortune 500 expertise make her a great blend of entrepreneurial spirit and big company experience having held progressive leadership roles in global organizations up to $6B in sales.

Kelli holds 11 Presidents Club Awards, 4 Top Achievement Awards and a Consistent Achievement Award for Excellence. She has a Bachelors Degree and an MBA and previously served on the executive committee of the Cincinnati American Advertising Federation. She also serves on the board of directors for the Cell Therapy Foundation and is a volunteer for the People’s Burn Foundation in Indianapolis.

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