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Sean Mestan named as president of Friends of KET board


Sean Mestan named as president of Friends of KET board

For Release: 09/30/16 2:11 PM

Sean Mestan of Princeton, Ky., was recently elected as president of the Friends of KET board.

The Friends of KET, now in its 45th year, is a statewide group of volunteers who help promote KET’s programs and services in communities across the state. The board includes representatives from 35 districts that encompass all 120 Kentucky counties.

Mestan will serve as the Friends of KET board president for 2016-2017.

Currently an employee at Akridge Farm Supply and Ace Hardware in Fredonia, Mestan previously served as a corrections education specialist for the Kentucky Department of Corrections and has experience as a Spanish teacher for the Caldwell County Board of Education. He is a graduate of Murray State University.

Other officers elected to the 2016-2017 Friends of KET executive committee include: president-elect Donna Wear of Paducah and vice presidents Kathy Brauer of Henderson, G. Dan Griffith of Owensboro, Romanza Johnson of Bowling Green, A. Dale Josey of Louisville and Martha Deener of Lexington. Past president is Nancy Thames of Richmond and nominating chair is Carol Beirne of Fort Wright.

More information about the Friends of KET Board is available online at

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications