The Chamber is a volunteer organization composed of individuals, businesses, industries, educators, and professionals who work together to advance the business, financial, industrial and civic interests of our community. It is an action agency designed to meet your needs! The organization is operated by a Board of Directors elected by the Chamber’s members. Annually the Board nominates the President, Vice Presidents, and Directors. The administrative head of the Chamber is the Executive Director.
The Executive Officers
Tom Ramsey is the owner and founder of CK Tactical Security Inc. CK Tactical Security currently employs over 250 seasonal, full, and part time employees. CK Tactical Security currently serves as on-site security for University of KY football, The Land Rover KY Three Day event at the world renowned KY Horse Park, The Barbasol Championship for the PGA, and also provides security for many other businesses in Central KY.
Tom also is very active in the community and with the Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce. Tom sits on the Young Professionals committee. He is very proud to support the community through scholarships for both high schools in Scott County. Tom is also involved in several projects to aid veterans in their transition from military life. Tom is an 8 year veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Where he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Tom's goals are to " Leave the community in a better spot then when I arrived ". Tom and his family reside in Stamping Ground and have been in Scott County since 2005.
Chair Economic & Education Affairs
Lynn Godsey joined Bluegrass Community and Technical College in 2018 as the Campus Director for the Georgetown-Scott County Campus, home to the Advanced Manufacturing Center.
Lynn works to increase student access to educational opportunities that lead to high quality careers or prepare students for transfer to 4-year institutions. She has been a strong advocate for expanding dual credit opportunities for high school students and, in partnership with Scott County Schools, launched the Scott County Bluegrass College Academy.
She grew up in Buffalo, NY, earned a BS in Business Administration from SUNY at Buffalo and an MBA from Indiana University. Before settling in Kentucky in 1999, Lynn had the opportunity to live and work in Anchorage, Alaska; Tucson, Arizona; and Washington DC.
Lynn and her husband, David, live in Georgetown with their rescue puppy, Buddy.
Past President and Treasurer
JD has been an employee of WesBanco and a resident of Kentucky since July of 2017. He has been working in the Georgetown WesBanco Main office since August, 2018. JD has 29 years of experience in mortgage lending. He is also a Veteran of the United States Army.
JD not only serves on Chamber committees and Boards, but also on is a graduate of the 2018-2019 Leadership Scott County Class (LSC) and a graduate of the 2021/2022 Leadership Central KY Class. JD is also the president of Leadership Scott County and a board member of the Amen House.
He is the recipient of the 2019 Ambassador of the year award for the Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce.
Executive Committee Officers
Chair Women in Business
Laryssa is an experienced loan officer with a storied history in the finance industry. She posesses an extensive understanding of various loan products and their requirements, including personal loans, mortgages, and business loans.
Throughout her career, Laryssa has built a reputation for her exceptional financial analysis, risk assessment, and underwriting skills. She has a keen eye for detail and a talent for identifying potential issues before they become significant problems. Her excellent communication skills allow her to explain complex financial concepts in simple terms and provide clients with the guidance and support they need to make informed decisions.
As a loan officer at Amres, Laryssa works closely with clients to understand their financial goals and develop customized lending solutions that fit their unique circumstances. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their dreams of homeownership, business ownership, and financial stability. Her dedication to providing exceptional service and building long-lasting relationships has earned her a loyal following of satisfied clients.
Chair Young Professionals
Shelby joined the Central Bank family as a Teller in 2010 and is currently a loan officer at the Georgetown Main location. She was named the 2023 Young Professional of the Year and is excited to chair the committee for the upcoming year.
Shelby is originally from Flint, Michigan and enjoyed living on the island of Oahu, Hawaii before moving to Kentucky in 2009. Before deciding to settle in Kentucky, she began school online with Grand Canyon University and earned her M.S. in General Psychology in 2014. She is married to Andrew Lyons. They have two children, Aubryn and Braxton and a Golden Doodle, Wimsey. Her children are involved in Softball, Track and Soccer so you can often find her at practice or a game/meet. On Summer weekends, they spend all their time at the lake. They also enjoy spending time with family in Lexington or traveling to Michigan or South Carolina to visit family.
Eric Del Valle
Eric Del Valle is the Business Development Manager for 46Solutions, a local, employee-owned technology company. 46Solutions supports Kentucky businesses with their IT needs, including Managed Services, Cybersecurity, and Audio/Video Integration.
Eric participates actively in both the Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee and Young Professionals group. Holding a chair seat during 2023, Eric fostered regionalism within the group and fellowship extensions to other counties. Eric was selected to serve as Co-Chair for the Membership Committee and is excited to plan for the 2024 year.
He and his wife, Anastasia, live in Lexington with their two children and three dogs.
Missy is Principal Broker/ Owner of Realty World TNT in Georgetown.
She has resided in Georgetown, KY. for over nine years now. As a transplant from a small town in Eastern KY she is excited to have the same sense of small town in her new community.
Work ethic and determination are high on her list of attributes. She has 2 grown children and is enjoying her ‘empty nest’. She is in a unique position with her profession to be able to give more back to the community and loves the opportunity to do so.
She is currently serving as an active Chamber Board Member and Chamber Membership Committee Chair. She is proud to be listed as a Certified Ky Minority and Women Owned Business. She was a founding member of Women In Business and was voted 2021 Chamber Ambassador of the Year.
Chair Governmental Affairs
Lee is a graduate of Georgetown College and has lived in Georgetown for 30+ years. He currently serves as the President of the Kentucky Horse Park. Previously he was Executive Director of Equestrian Events, Inc. and organized the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.
He is past chair of the Georgetown/Scott County Tourism Commission and the Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce.
Lee’s family includes his wife, Laura, and sons Eli and Graham.
Chair Marketing & Events
Julie is the Operations Manager at Pat Juett Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., a family owned and operated business serving Scott County and surrounding areas for 30+ years.
She is married to Ronnie Amburgey and has two sons, Landon and Ashton.
Julie also enjoys volunteering in the community and is a district director for the Kentucky Association of Master Contractors.
She loves traveling and experiencing new places and adventures!
2024 Board of Directors
Owner, Lola's Laundry
Leonard is the co-owner of Lola’s Laundry, located in Georgetown, KY.
He has previous worked as a Manager at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky for 28 years where he served in numerous management roles in engineering, production, maintenance and
production control. Using his manufacturing experience and passion to serve the community, Leonard and his wife have established Lola’s Laundry to provide an alternative for the community to do their laundry.
Leonard is also active at Main Street Baptist Church, where he serves as a deacon. He and his wife reside in Georgetown and have two children.
Owner, Indigo & Co Realty
Kristine Cassata is a top producer and proven real estate professional. With a degree in Business Administration, a professional background in sales and marketing, strong ethics, and a strong focus on repeat business and referrals she has built a reputation as a highly regarded and successful realtor.
In 2020 Kristine launched Indigo & Co Realty, a boutique brokerage serving Georgetown and the surrounding areas. Whether working with buyers or sellers, Kristine and her team will put the clients first with good communication, attention to detail and an overall real estate experience worth sharing.
Kristine is passionate about her community and sharing it with others. She is a board member of the Georgetown Scott County Chamber of Commerce, a founding member of the Women in Business committee, and is proud to continue as Chair for the Georgetown Scott County Women in Business for 2023. She is also the recipient of the 2022 Woman of the Year Award.
Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning, Scott County Schools
Stephanie is the Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning for Scott County Schools. She has been in education for 17 years and worked as an elementary and high school special education teacher, as well as elementary and high school principal. She has a passion for the education of all students and building an educational system that prepares students for their futures and to become successful citizens in our community.
Stephanie and her family live here in Georgetown. Her husband is an elementary teacher here in Scott County, her oldest son attends Morehead State University and her youngest two sons attend Scott County Middle School. She currently sits on the Economic and Education Affairs Committee.
Chief Administrative Officer, City of Georgetown
Devon Golden serves as Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Georgetown, where she has been employed since April, 2017.
Devon is a 2016 graduate of Northern Kentucky University's Chase College of Law and a 2013 graduate of Georgetown College, with a double major in Political Science and Business Management. While attending Georgetown College, she was captain of the women's basketball team and participated in a number of other campus and community initiatives.
Devon has previously served as a board member for the AMEN House, Scott County Habitat for Humanity and Kaden's Cause and looks forward to continuing her service on the Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and furthering its mission for the betterment of our prospering community.
Program Manager for Manufacturing Apprenticeships, Hamilton-Ryker Total Workforce Solutions
Eddie is currently the Program Manager for Manufacturing Apprenticeships at Hamilton-Ryker Total Workforce Solutions. Hamilton-Ryker has been providing Staffing and Workforce Development services to Manufacturing and other industry employers in the Georgetown/Scott County community for over 20 years. Eddie has led the three Staffing offices in Central Kentucky, including the one in Georgetown, and his role was recently expanded so that he can better provide innovative workforce solutions to all employers. He has also served on the Georgetown/Scott County Chamber’s Education and Economic Development Committee for about a year. His knowledge and understanding of employment issues and workforce needs, and connection to the Manufacturing industry, has made him an asset to the Committee and to our Chamber.
Eddie is a transplant from the state of Texas, where he served in the Unites States Air Force. He worked as an Information Manager, at both Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases in San Antonio. After completing his four-year tour, he then received his bachelor’s degree in marketing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He relocated to Kentucky in 2016, with his first home being our wonderful city of Georgetown. Eddie quickly developed business relationships in the area, including working with Midway University, which is when he decided to make Midway U his alma mater, and completed his Master of Business Administration with the University.
Public Health Director, WEDCO District Health Department
Crystal Miller, DrPH, has been the Public Health Director for WEDCO District Health Department for the past 16 years. Crystal is passionate about personal and professional growth and development, particularly leadership. She has served on the Kentucky Health Departments Association (KHDA) Executive Committee and the National Association of County and City Health Officials Board of Directors. She is a 2012 graduate of the National Public Health Leadership Institute. Dr. Miller is also heavily involved in advancing public health initiatives locally in Georgetown/Scott County. In addition to being on the Chamber Board of Directors, she serves on the Women In Business Committee. She also serves on the Scott County United Board of Directors.
She is a Mom of two boys, ages 14 and 9. They are heavily involved in sports so she serves as a bank and taxi. They love the lake and spend as much time on Dale Hollow as possible in the Summer months.
Dr. Miller’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from the University of Kentucky (2003). She also holds a Master’s of Public Health (2006) and a Doctorate of Public Health (2015), both from the University of Kentucky.
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Toyota Motor North America
Kim Ogle is senior manager, corporate communications for Toyota Motor North America. She is responsible for external communications, media relations, social innovation, and local government affairs for multiple Toyota plants.
Kim joined Toyota in 2013 as the external affairs specialist at Toyota Alabama, working her way to corporate communications manager for all of Toyota’s engine and component plants in North America.
Before joining Toyota, Kim worked as the marketing director for American Sentinel University in Nashville, Tennessee and as the marketing manager for Methodist Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee.
She is active in the community through company initiatives and volunteer work. Her current board activities include Georgetown Scott County Chamber of Commerce and Commerce Lexington.
She and her family reside in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
Realtor, Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass
Christy is a local realtor who simply loves Georgetown. A resident since 2005 following her marriage to Dr. Troy Rock who said small town living is the place to start our life and raise children. And they did just that, now raising 2 teenage boys.
She is President of Carin for Nurses, a non-profit established by her sister, Carin Brown Addams. CFRNS helps nurses in financial need and Christy takes great pride in continuing this organization in her sister's memory, after losing her battle with breast cancer.
After graduating from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in 1993 she earned a BS You Can you and MA from EKU in health
sciences and community health education. Ten years were spent in pharmaceutical sales before she began her career in real estate in 2012. She's a top producing agent with Christie's International Real Estate
Bluegrass and a Ball Homes new construction consultant. Being awarded the Bluegrass Realtors 2022 Good Neighbor Award recipient is an honor she doesn't take lightly and fuels her desire to continue helping those in need in her community.
Agent, Chenault & Hoge Insurance
Nate is an insurance agent for Chenault & Hoge on Main St. in downtown Georgetown. Originally from New Jersey, he made Georgetown his home after graduating from the University of Kentucky in 2009. Nate has 2 amazing daughters, Renae and Zoey.
He is an active member of Grace Christian Church, serves on the Board of Directors for the Children's Montessori School of Georgetown, The Gathering Place Mission, and the Georgetown Board of Adjustments. Nate is a graduate of the Leadership Scott County 2017-2018 class. He was the first recipient of the Chamber’s Ambassador of the Year award in 2018. “I have a passion for meeting new people and businesses in the area and making them feel welcome; I believe that the Chamber serves a vital role in this growing community and the driving force is our members.”
In his free time Nate enjoys spending time with family and friends and anything athletics related. He actively roots for Big Blue and the Cincy Reds, does all things baseball, horse racing, and working out. Nate also enjoys playing golf and is currently attempting to get better one round at a time.
Integrated Pest Management/Plant Health Care Manager, Pratt's Lawn and Landscape
Evan is a native of Georgetown, KY and a graduate of Scott County High School and the University of Kentucky. In 2003, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in Plant & Soil Science with a minor in Agriculture Economics.
Evan has been with Pratt’s Lawn and Landscape since 2004 and currently manages our Integrated Pest Management/Plant Health Care (IPM/PHC) division. He meets with existing and potential customers every day and advises them on weed control strategies, turf establishment, and soil fertility.
He and his wife, Tania, live in Georgetown with their two sons, Christopher and Anderson.
Chief Executive Officer, Georgetown Community Hospital & Lifepoint Central KY Market President
Cliff is the CEO of Georgetown Community Hospital and market president of Lifepoint Central Kentucky, which consists of Bluegrass Community Hospital, Bourbon Community Hospital, Clark Regional Medical Center and Georgetown Community Hospital.
Cliff comes to Central Kentucky from Winchester, Tennessee, where he served as the CEO of Southern Tennessee Regional Health System. He has also previously served as interim CEO for the STRHS-Lawrenceburg campus, as well as several roles at Rockdale Medical Center, a former LifePoint facility in Conyers, Georgia. He also served as director of professional recruitment and development for Southeastern Integrated Medical, PL and market manager for HCA Physician Services, both in Gainesville, Florida.
He earned a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida.
In his free time, Cliff enjoys traveling, supporting small businesses and community organizations, and attending UK sporting events.
Jonathan Sands Wise
Provost and Executive Vice President, Georgetown College
Dr. Jonathan Sands Wise serves as the Provost and Executive Vice President at Georgetown College, overseeing the Academic Program of the institution. While new to the role of Provost, Jonathan has taught at Georgetown College since 2008 in the Philosophy Department, and has served as Associate Dean for Academic Success, Vice President for Enrollment Management, and Associate Provost for Graduate and New Programs.
Jonathan and his wife and two daughters live in Georgetown and attend Faith Baptist Church. In the past, Jonathan has served on the boards for both Quest Farm and Hospitality House, and he regularly seeks ways to support the community, both through the educational mission of the college and through service.