(LEXINGTON, Ky.) – Lexington native and banker Tim Yessin has been elected the new chairman of the board of directors of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank.
Born and raised in Lexington, Yessin graduated with honors in economics from the University of Kentucky. He has 18 years of banking experience and is currently an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor with Fifth Third Bank in Lexington.
Yessin becomes the second chairman of the board, succeeding Lexington entrepreneur Kathy Gornik. Warren Rogers, president of W. Rogers Company – a Lexington-based water utilities contractor, is the organization’s vice president.
“I look forward to continuing the commitment to liberty that Kathy demonstrated during her tenure with the institute,” Yessin said. “The Bluegrass Institute will continue to promote sound public policies that result in constitutional government and protect our freedom as individuals to create wealth, forge our own path and determine our distinct destinies.”
Other board members include Matth. Toebben, founder of Northern Kentucky-based Toebben Companies, and Steve Keck, president of Somerset Recycling Services, Inc.
Keck’s company was recognized in January as the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce’s “Entrepreneurial Success Story” award.
Founded by Keck in 1984, Somerset Recycling Services is a purchaser and processor of paper and plastic products and occupies more than 102,000 square feet of facilities. The business has more than 100 full-time employees.