May 22, 2018

KEMI Announces Two Management Promotions

Lexington, KY – KEMI, the largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Kentucky recently announced two management promotions.

Katy Grachek, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has been promoted to Director of Human Resources. Katy has held various roles in the HR department at KEMI since 1997. She most recently served as the Benefits Manager for the company. Prior to joining KEMI, she was a licensed insurance agent.

Grachek has a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture economics from the University of Kentucky. She earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the HR Certification Institute and also holds the title of Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP).

She is a member of the national SHRM association and the regional Bluegrass SHRM chapter. Grachek was also appointed to serve on the human resource committee for the American Association for State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF) and served previously as a committee chair for the organization.

Ryan Worthen has been promoted to Director of Communications. He has been with KEMI since 2002 and was previously the Communications Manager.

Worthen is a past president with the Public Relations Society of America (Thoroughbred Chapter), has served on the board of directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass and YMCA of Central Kentucky, and was a committee chair for the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds. He is also engaged in many other civic, community and charitable endeavors.

Worthen holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Asbury University.

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