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News briefs: Governor’s appointments; LGM Pharma names CFO: ITCP comes to Sullivan University

Governor’s appointments

The Governor has appointed these NKyians to boards and commissions:

The Kentucky Board of Landscape Architects:

• Gary Wolnitzek, of Villa Hills, is a landscape architect. He will serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2020; and 

• Brock MacNeil MacKay, of Verona, is a landscape architect. He will serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2019.
The Kentucky Board of Landscape Architects regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of landscape architects within the Commonwealth.

Kentucky State Fair Board: 

• H. David Wallace, of Verona, is an attorney. He will represent members at-large and serve for a term expiring May 10, 2022;

The Kentucky State Fair Board promotes the progress of Kentucky and stimulates public interest in the advantages and development of the Commonwealth by providing the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center for exhibitions, conventions, trade shows, public gatherings, cultural activities, and other functions. In managing these facilities, the Board resolves to advance Kentucky’s tourism industry and economy while serving the entertainment, cultural and educational interests of the public. 

LGM Pharma appoints CFO

LGM Pharma, an innovation-driven active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) company, headquartered in Erlanger, with offices in Florida, New Jersey, and Israel, has named Keith Lavery as chief financial officer (CFO). He reports to Dr. Prasad Raje, the CEO for LGM Pharma.

Keith Lavery

Lavery will oversee LGM’s international finance, information technology and human resources departments as well as support various growth strategies for the company. He will be based in Boca Raton. 

Lavery has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in finance and operations with high-growth companies. Most recently, he served as CFO for BTI Partners, a real estate developer focused on Florida based opportunities. Prior to that, he served as CFO of MTN Satellite Communications, a private equity backed technology and telecom company.

ITCP certification

The International Trade Certification Program (ITCP) comes to Northern Kentucky, June 12-14. The program is scheduled to run at the Sullivan University Center for Learning in Fort Mitchell by the World Trade Center Kentucky (WTCKY).

“The program equips business professionals with the most current information on international trade practices to help them effectively manage their companies’ trade operations,” says Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Member Joe Dehner, who chairs FBT’s firm’s International Services Practice Group and will be one of the ITCP course instructors.

The program is taught by experts in areas such as banking, tax, law, customs compliance, market intelligence, freight forwarding, international marketing and customs brokerage. Participants who successfully complete the online examination after attending the three-day course will earn a “Certificate of International Commerce Specialist,” as recognized by the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA).

ITCP, which is the first professional designation in the world created to prove an individual’s level of competency and experience in international trade, has a Kentucky and Southern Ohio alumni network of more than 400 graduates, representing over 200 companies and organizations. For more information on the program and how to register, visit the WTCKY website.

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