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Registry Board Members


Craig C. Dilger

Craig C. Dilger, Registry Chairman

Craig C. Dilger, Louisville. Mr. Dilger is a member of the Business Litigation Practice with the law firm of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC.  His focus is employment, sports, education, and complex white collar criminal defense law.  In addition, Mr. Dilger currently represents athletes and sports entities in a variety of areas. He has served as lead Trial Counsel representing the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino in the civil case filed by Ryan Holifield, a former offensive lineman at U of L. The case received national sports media attention during the trial in March of 2006.

Prior to joining Stoll Keenon Ogden, Mr. Dilger served as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney with the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Dilger served as the Assistant Division Chief of the Unified Special Prosecution Unit, Assistant Division Chief of the General Trial Unit and the Division Chief for the White Collar Crime Unit.  Mr. Dilger earned a B.A. in business administration and economics from Bellarmine College and a J.D. from Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

He is currently serving his third term as a Board Member and his sixth consecutive term as Chairman.  

Length of Service on the Board: June 1, 2005 - present

Appointed by Governor, Fair Elections Groups 

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Rosemary F. Center

Rosemary F. Center

Rosemary F. Center, Frankfort.  Ms. Center retired from state government after serving as General Counsel to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance from 1994-2005.  Prior to being appointed as General Counsel to the Registry, she held Staff Attorney positions in state government and was an Assistant Attorney General and a Legislative Analyst with the Legislative Research Commission. Earlier in her career she was appointed and subsequently elected as Wolfe County Attorney.

She graduated from Morehead State University with A.B. and M.A. degrees and received a J.D. degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.  She was a member of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 1996.

Length of Service on the Board: April 23, 2008 - present

Appointed by Governor, Democratic Party Nominee

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Reid Haire

Reid Haire

Reid Haire, Utica.  Mr. Haire was born and raised in Louisville and graduated from Bellarmine University with a degree in Political Science in 1970. He began his career with the United States Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, with assignments in Louisville, Lexington, Paducah, Hopkinsville, and ending up in Owensboro. He retired after 27 years of service as a divisional manager for western Kentucky. In 1998, Mr. Haire was elected County Judge Executive for Daviess County, for which Owensboro is the county seat. He served in that capacity for 3 terms and chose not to run for a 4th term. During his time as Judge Executive, Mr. Haire served on a variety of boards and councils, for both local and state governments. Most notable among them was his work with Economic Development, Health Care, Higher Education and Public Safety.

Following his service in elected office, Mr. Haire began a consulting business and currently works as a Public Relations Consultant for Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. His focus is access to health care in the rural counties surrounding Owensboro.

Mr. Haire resides in the small community of Utica, just outside Owensboro. His greatest source of pride: his 3 daughters, their husbands, and his 7 grandchildren.

Length of Service on the Board: August 16, 2013 - present

Appointed by Auditor of Public Accounts

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Leigh A. Jones

Leigh A. Jones

Leigh A. Jones, Berea.  Mr. Jones was born and raised in Mankato, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Business with honors in 1954. He began his business career working for Arthur Andersen & Co. in Minneapolis. In 1964, he moved to Kentucky to become the chief financial officer for Berea College. He retired from Berea College as Vice President for Business and Finance in 1997.  Mr. Jones is a Certified Public Accountant and has an MBA from Eastern Kentucky University.

Over the years Mr. Jones has conducted numerous seminars on college and university finances, including teaching at the University of Kentucky College Business Management Institute.  He was a long time member of the Board of Directors of Berea Hospital Inc. and was Chairman of the Board at the time it was merged with St. Joseph’s Hospital in 2005. He and his wife Patricia are both active members of the League of Women Voters of Berea and Madison County.

Length of Service on the Board: September 25, 2006 - present

Appointed by Attorney General

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Terry Naydan

Terry Naydan

Terry Naydan, Lexington. Dr. Naydan is a retired teacher and a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Education’s doctoral program.  Her doctoral research was in the area of adult literacy. She was born and raised in New York City and has taught Language Arts at all grade levels in the Wyckoff, New Jersey school system for over twenty years.

Dr. Naydan has served as president of the Kentucky League of Women Voters from 1999 - 2003.  She has also served as President and Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Lexington/Fayette County.  She is currently serving a two-year term as Co-President of the Kentucky League of Women Voters. 

Dr. Naydan graduated from William Paterson University with a BA and MA in Elementary Education.  She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Student Counseling Services from Upsala College as well as a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Kentucky.

Length of Service on the Board: October 29, 2008 - present

Appointed by Governor, Fair Elections Groups

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Chastity Ross

Chastity Ross

Chastity Ross, Richmond.  Ms. Ross, a lifetime resident of Kentucky who is proud to be from the Bluegrass State, is an Eastern Kentucky University graduate. She is a Supports for Community Living (SCL) Case Management Supervisor for Bluegrass.org, an organization that provides behavioral health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services in the seventeen county Bluegrass Area. Her work focuses on assisting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is a member of the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute Advisory Council, Kentucky’s University Center for Excellence in developmental disabilities education, research and service. Ms. Ross is a council member on the Consumer Advisory Council.

She has been a speaker and panelist at Protection & Advocacy, a client directed legal advocacy agency which promotes and protects the rights of Kentuckians with disabilities. Ms. Ross is the on-screen narrator for the Kentucky precinct election officer training video on interacting with voters who have disabilities. She enjoys spending time with her two children, watching them learn and grow.

Length of Service on the Board: October 7, 2013 - present

Appointed by Secretary of State

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Thomas B. Stephens

Thomas B. Stephens

Thomas B. Stephens, Lexington.

Mr. Stephens, a native Kentuckian, is a graduate of Tulane University and the Loyola University School of Law, both in New Orleans, Louisiana. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Stephens was awarded a Presidential Management Fellowship in Washington, DC. During this Fellowship, his activities focused on regulatory compliance and alternative dispute resolution of seagoing international common carriers. Upon returning to Kentucky, Mr. Stephens has held various positions in state government, including service as General Counsel to the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet and as an attorney at the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. Recently, Mr. Stephens served in a dual capacity with Alltech, Inc. as Corporate Counsel and Director of the Alltech Fortnight Festival, in support of the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

Mr. Stephens is currently an attorney and consultant in Lexington specializing in corporate law and business planning.

Length of Service on the Board: November 3, 2011 - present

Appointed by Governor, Republican Party Nominee

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