LUTHER DEATON, JR.
Chairman/President/CEO of Central Bancshares, Inc. and Central Bank & Trust Co., Lexington, KY
Luther currently serves as Chairman, President, and CEO of Central Bancshares, Inc. and Central Bank & Trust Co., Lexington, KY. He has served, and continues to serve, on many outside Boards, including the American Bankers Association; the Lexington Chamber of Commerce; the Kentucky Bankers Association; the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; the Kentucky State Police Foundation; the Judicial Compensation Commission, Frankfort, KY.; Transylvania University; Gatton College of Business & Economics/University of KY.; and the U.K. Hospital Board. Luther is involved in numerous civic and community organizations throughout Kentucky. He recently received the Transylvania University Medal for outstanding service to the community and in past years the Community Service Award from the Urban League of Lexington; the Tribute Award for Outstanding Service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky; the Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame Laureate; and the Governor’s Economic Development Leadership Award for the State of Kentucky. He is also a Recipient of the John R. Wooden Award presented by the Lexington Theological Seminary.