Marshall County Chamber of Commerce recently announced its Leadership Marshall County graduates. Nine of those graduates are shown in photo above. They are front row left to right Crystal Jeter, Michele Defew, Ila Frazier, Holly Mackey, and Jennifer Brown. In the back row left to right are Mark Prince, Robert Parker, Kevin Jackson, Steve Dismore.

Leadership program graduates 10 at chamber breakfast

(Filed June 28, 2013) Draffenville – On June 19, 2013 the Leadership Marshall County program of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce conducted its graduation ceremony at the Chamber’s Biscuits & Business Breakfast held at Majestic Steakhouse in Draffenville. This is Leadership Marshall County’s second class to graduate after the resurrection of the program by the Chamber in 2011-2012. All 10 of this year’s participants in the program fulfilled the obligations and requirements necessary to graduate. At the breakfast, each individual was presented with an award trophy and book, plus each provided comments on their experience with the program.

2012-2013 graduates of Leadership Marshall County were: 
Jennifer Brown - Marshall County Health Department
Michele Defew - First Kentucky Bank
Steve Dismore - Waste Path Services
Ila Frazier - Sekisui
Kevin Jackson - Marshall County High School
Crystal Jeter - Re/Max Real Estate Associates
Holly Mackey - Gerdau
Robert Parker - AES Environmental, Inc.
Mark Prince - Calvert City Lumber
Jeff Thompson - Kentucky Association of Counties

Leadership Marshall County is an educational program offered to all persons residing or working in Marshall County. The purpose of the program is to assist in the development of personal and career-oriented leadership potential existing in our community. This is accomplished by exposing participants to various resources, organizations and entities that form Marshall County.

Each monthly session of the program provides an in-depth look at topics such as: law/corrections, healthcare, government, tourism, economic development, communications/media, education, and recently added transportation, as well as a trip to Frankfort to tour state capitol and observe state government.

“Our initial goal of the program is to provide more in-depth information to the participants about these different components that make up Marshall County, but the ultimate goal is to foster in them a desire to become active members in helping to improve and serve their community,” said Debbie Buchanan, Director of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce.

Anyone interested in learning more about Leadership Marshall County, interested in participating in this valuable program or possibly sending an employee to participate in the program, please contact Debbie Buchanan at 270-527-7665 or email to