Versailles, Ky. (December 14, 2012) – The Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS) Foundation Board is proud to announce the election of two new officers. Lee Hess and Mark Bailey will each serve a two-year term on the board.
Lee Hess has been elected to serve as chair of the KCTCS Foundation Board. Hess is the BB&T regional president for central Kentucky. He is also the president and chief executive officer of The Vine Street Trust Company, which merged with BB&T in July 2002. Hess earned his bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Kentucky. He is also a graduate of the Dartmouth College Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management. In addition to the KCTCS Foundation Board, Hess donates his time to his community. He is actively involved in the following organizations: Lexington Philharmonic Society and Foundation for Drug-Free Youth, University of Kentucky Alumni Association and Lexington HEALS (Health, Economy and Life Sciences) Institute.
Mark Bailey is the president and chief executive officer of Big Rivers Electric Corporation, a generation and transmission cooperative located in western Kentucky. Prior to joining Big Rivers Electric, Mark had a 30 year career with American Electric Power (AEP) – one of the nation’s largest electric utilities – working in the areas of generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio Northern University and was a Sloan Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a master’s degree in management. In addition to the KCTCS Foundation Board, Mark is an active board member of Methodist Hospital, Henderson Regional Hospital Foundation, Leadership Kentucky and the Henderson Community College Foundation.
The KCTCS Foundation, Inc. was established on August 9, 1999 as the non-profit fundraising arm of KCTCS. Under the leadership of an independent Board of Directors, the mission of the Foundation is to be a catalyst and leader of resource development initiatives that support the strategic plan of KCTCS and meets the needs of its stakeholders.