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2013 Kentucky Educational Leadership Doctoral Symposium

Symposium Speakers

John D. Minton, Jr., Chief Justice of Kentucky

John D. Minton, Jr., Chief Justice of KentuckyJohn D. Minton Jr. has served as Chief Justice of Kentucky since 2008. As head of the Judicial Branch, he is committed to investing in the people who operate the court system and in technology to help courts reduce costs and deliver better service.

Chief Justice Minton formed the Technology Governance Committee to create a strategic technology plan that will allow for e-filing and electronic services. He also created a commission to establish a fair and competitive salary structure for the Judicial Branch. Under his guidance, the Supreme Court adopted the first uniform family law rules and formed the Kentucky Access to Justice Commission to improve access to civil legal aid to the poor. As a member of the Task Force on the Penal Code, he joined the Executive and Legislative branches to curb prison costs and improve public safety.

Chief Justice Minton holds degrees from Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky College of Law and previously served as a judge for Circuit Court and the Court of Appeals. The Kentucky Bar Association honored him with its Outstanding Judge Award in 2003. He was named Distinguished Jurist in 2012 by the UK College of Law Alumni Association.

Dr. Paul T. Barrett

Dr. Paul T. BarrettDr. Paul T. Barrett, CPA is an Entrepreneur, Tax and Financial Advisor, Executive Coach, Educator, Researcher, and Author. He has been an important leader in companies that have gone from start up to Fortune 2000 status.

Dr. Barrett has been engaged to coach some of the most recognized executives in the profit and non-profit worlds, and he has written and published more than forty articles and one book on Business and Tax Issues. He has presented workshops on sales and business leadership topics throughout the country.

He is a highly regarded business leader, and currently holds the position of Dean and Professor of Business for the College of Business and Economics at Longwood University in south central Virginia, USA. This position involves strategic and tactical planning and execution for a business school that is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Under Dr. Barrett's direction the college has opened a Cyber Security Center, a Logistics Center and a Leadership and Innovation Center bringing national and global attention to the school. Additional plans have been formulated and launched to accelerate the growth of the school in attracting and maintaining the highest quality faculty, recruiting top notch business students, and enhancing Longwood University’s status as a preferred source of graduates by employers, particularly in infrastructure technology fields.

Dave Tatman

Dave TatmanDave Tatman has held numerous supervisory and management positions for the automotive industry over the past 34 years and has been plant manager of the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant, the world’s only producer of the Chevrolet Corvette, in August 2010.

Dave received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Ohio State University in June, 1980 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Dave has a deep belief that GM, its plants, and its employees need to be responsible corporate citizens in the communities in which they reside and do business. He has "paid forward" in all of his assignments by getting involved in his local communities through the United Way, local Chamber of Commerce, church activities, and museum and economic development boards.

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