New trustees tapped for Centre College board
DANVILLE, KY -- Mary H. Griffith, an executive with National City Corporation in Kentucky, and Elaine A. McReynolds, a veteran administrator, have been elected to the Centre College board of trustees. Each was elected during the board's spring meeting and will serve a six-year term.
Griffith had previously served on the board 1993-99, while McReynolds is new to the Centre trustees.
Griffith is a long-time resident of the Louisville area and is a 1968 graduate of Centre. She serves as director of corporate marketing with National City. She previously was senior vice president and director of public relations for First National Bank of Louisville, which was acquired by National City in 1988. Griffith also has worked in public relations with Grey Advertising in New York.
A civic leader in Louisville, she played a pivotal role in persuading the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to move its headquarters to Louisville in 1987. She has been honored by Centre with the Louisville Distinguished Alumni Award.
McReynolds, a Nashville resident who attended Centre 1966-68, has held high-level administrative positions with state and federal government. She was administrator of the Federal Insurance Administration in Washington, D.C., 1994-96, and for seven years prior to that appointment, she was Tennessee's commissioner of commerce and insurance.
Most recently, McReynolds was senior vice president with American General Financial Group until establishing her own business earlier this year. She also was a senior executive with American General Life and Accident Insurance Company. McReynolds is active in civic affairs through YMCA and Leadership Nashville, and she serves on the boards of the St. Vincent de Paul School and Harpeth Hall School. McReynolds is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.
Four other board members were returned to the board for a new term of office. They are Robert W. Best of Houston, Texas; Joanne K. Duncan of Inez, J. David Grissom of Louisville and Lillian H. Press of Lexington. Charles Luellen of Austin, Texas, was elected trustee emeritus.
The Centre board also elected officers for the coming year. Grissom will return as chairman, along with Nelson D. Rodes, Jr., of Danville, vice chairman; and James D. Rouse of Versailles, secretary. Centre President John Roush serves ex officio on the trustee executive committee.
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