Board of Advisors
John Brewster - Eddyville, KY has extensive experience in the energy industry including restructuring, early stage development, marketing, plant operations and executive management. He served as President and CEO of NAES Corporation, the generation industry's largest independent, third-party provider of operations, maintenance and constructing services. Prior to joining NAES, Mr. Brewster was Chief Commercial Officer of Composite Technology Corporation and President of its transmission line subsidiary, CTC Cable Corporation. Mr. Brewster has served on Board of Directors of several US and international companies including the Louisiana Recovery Authority after Hurricane Katrina.
Ken Dicken - Prospect, KY founded DICKEN Enterprises, Inc. in 1998 to provide management consulting to corporations and startup companies and Angel Investing. Following a 40+ year career in corporate America with Humana, Kraft, Philip Morris, Providian, and AEGON, he turned his attention to giving back to the community. He was co-founder, president, CEO, and chairman of ZirMed Inc. initially providing healthcare organizations cloud-based solutions for reimbursements. A Vietnam era veteran, Ken is actively involved with the entrepreneurship programs in Louisville and with the University of Louisville Business School. Ken serves as an advisor to early-stage companies in the region.
Don Perry - Ashland KY currently serves as Senior Vice President and Investments Manager for Kentucky Farmers Bank. Perry is responsible for investing the Bank's assets, Pension Plan and Wealth Management Assets. He is also part of KFB's Executive Management Team, which sets the Bank's strategic direction and addresses high level issues.
Jim Fugitte - Elizabethtown, KY is CEO of Wind Energy Corporation that has developed a revolutionary wind sail for the emergent multibillion dollar commercial wind market. A 2001 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, he has over 30 years of experience in start-up businesses and in the financial industry. From 1986 to 2007, Mr. Fugitte was President and CEO of Fort Knox National Company as well as its affiliate, Fort Knox National Bank. These electronic payment companies were among the first to market utilizing electronic payment options via the internet. Jim is on several boards including Kentucky United Methodist Foundation and Lindsey Wilson College.
John Marshall Moore, Owensboro KY - As a fourth generation, multiple business owner, entrepreneurship is in John's DNA. John is currently focused on building Marshall Ventures, a private equity firm based in Kentucky. Marshall Ventures mission is to help entrepreneurs build efficient strategies and locate the capital resources they need to succeed. Marshall Ventures also manages a $2 million venture fund. John began his career in the family owned, 4th generation auto dealer group consisting of 12 manufacturer franchises. In 2004, John founded and managed an online network of over 400 dealers streamlining wholesale vehicle transactions among dealers. In the financial crisis, John owned a firm that built and executed work out plans for over 300 auto dealerships. John is also the owner of Legend, a retail and team sales business and a partner in multiple commercial real estate locations. John graduated in 1993 with a BS in Economics from Centre College and an MBA from Indiana University in 2003. John is currently married to Julie Calyton Moore, father of six children, and lives a very active life.