MEET OUR BOARD
Whitney Denson, Chairman
Whitney Denson is an attorney with the law firm of McMurry & Livingston, PLLC and a native of Paducah. Whitney has served on the board since its inception in 2016 and also volunteers her time with Charity League of Paducah, Paducah Day Nursery, Leadership Paducah Foundation and Paducah Young Professionals.
James Garrett, Founding Director
Jim Garrett is the past Chairman of the Paducah Police Foundation and owner of three businesses: Supply Solutions, Service Solutions and Ozark Pride Meat Company. Jim is a native of Evansville, IN but has lived in Paducah since 1991 with his wife Amy and their four kids.
Gary Reese, Founding Secretary
Gary Reese is an associate professor of criminal justice at West Kentucky Community & Technical College. Gary started his law enforcement career as a patrol officer with the Paducah Police Department in 1979. He rose through the ranks to assistant chief and retired after 28 years with the department. Gary has served on the board since its inception.
April Wolfrom, Founding Treasurer
April Wolfrom is a CPA and manager with Williams, Williams, and Lentz LLP. Prior to that, she was with a large CPA firm in Lexington, KY. April has served on the board since its inception.
Joe Framptom, Founding Director
Joe Frampton is Chairman and CEO of Paducah Brank and Trust Company. He has served on numerous corporate, civic, charitable, community and professional boards and committees during his career including past president of the Kentucky Bankers Association; past chairman and director, Greater Paducah Economic Development Council; and past member, Board of Trustees, Lourdes Hospital. Joe has served on the Police Foundation board since its inception.
Leon Owens, Founding Director
Leon Owens is Chief Operating Officer for Swift & Staley Inc., the U.S. Department of Energy small business prime contractor at Paducah, Kentucky. Leon is a member of the inaugural Paducah Police Foundation Board and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration.
Erica Harrison, Director
Erica Harrison is an Associate Client Director at Nielsen, a global information, data and measurement company. Erica attended the University of Kentucky, moved to Paducah in 2015 and joined the Police Foundation Board in 2017.
Shannon Livingston, Director
Shannon Livingston is the Executive Director at The Lakes of Paducah Assisted Living Community. Shannon is a Paducah native, attended Transylvania University and joined the Police Foundation Board in 2017. She is also an active member on the Oscar Cross Executive Board as well as The Leadership Paducah Foundation.