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WEG Introduces New Board Members

The Organizing Committee of Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 has introduced the following seven new board members to the current 10-member board that has been in place since the inception of the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc.

Sam Barnes —President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank, Kentucky, Inc. Barnes is also a director of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, the Downtown Lexington Corporation, Commerce Lexington and is a trustee of Transylvania University.

Becky Jordan— Ms. Jordan is an avid reining enthusiast and mother of Lyndsey Jordan, a two-time world champion NHRA reiner and USEF reining champion. Jordan has also been named the chair of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on the 2010 Games, where she has been a member since its inception. She also serves as a board member of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission and Foundation.

John Long —CEO of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport. Prior to joining USEF, Long was Chief Operating Officer of Churchill Downs, Inc. Mr. Long is also a member of several FEI international committees and is a breeder of Friesians.

Everett McCorvey —Director of the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre Program and a professor of voice at the University. As a tenor, McCorvey has performed professionally with the Metropolitan Opera Company; Radio City Music Hall; the Aspen Music Festival; and the Teatro Comunale in Florence, Italy, with his wife, Alicia Helm; and with such groups as the American Spiritual Ensemble, which he founded.

Jack Smith — Mr. Smith is a long-time Lexingtonian and avid horseman. Smith founded Hunter Manufacturing, a well-known manufacturer of high quality licensed sports collectibles, which is still headquartered in Lexington today.

Joe Terry —Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl Law Firm. His practice includes general business and corporate law, banking, and sports marketing among others. He serves as a board member of the Lexington Area Sports Authority and the Kentucky Sports Authority.

Karen Tingle-Sames —Mayor of Georgetown, KY. She has been active in community planning efforts as they relate to the 2010 Games due to the proximity of Georgetown to the Kentucky Horse Park. She is Georgetown’s first female mayor. She served three terms as a council member prior to being elected Mayor in 2006.

"We wanted to enhance our board with individuals that would bring a great wealth of experience and knowledge from a breadth of areas. We feel these individuals can do just that," said Tandy Patrick, Interim Chair of the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc.

"As we continue preparations for the Games, it is critical to have a broad range of experience and knowledge on the board with expertise in the areas of banking and finance, sports marketing, the arts and local government," stated Jack Kelly, CEO of the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. "These new board members will begin their orientation immediately and we look for them to becoming very involved in the coming weeks."

Courtesy: The HorseTV Channel News, http://www.horsetv.com


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