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Board Members

Marcus Carey, Chair

Lanola Parsons

Lanola ParsonsLanola Parsons is a known civic leader and business entrepreneur. Currently she is a self-employed owner and operator of a retail sales store, a partner in Hope Development Corp., owner of a commercial janitorial service, a leasing and rental agent, and also a property developer and builder.  Her experience extends over 30 years.  She also has expertise in management.  She was employed as secretary to the vice president of Eastover Mining Co., manager of several movie rental stores, owner of a retail clothing store, general manager of WFSR-AM radio and WTUK-FM radio.  Her civic duties include member of the Democrat Executive Committee, the Harlan Chamber of Commerce, first female member of the Harlan Kiwanis Club, served on the Kentucky State Infrastructure Authority Board and is a member of the Harlan Church of Christ. She is a graduate of James A. Cawood High School and attended Cumberland College.  Parsons is married with one daughter and resides in Harlan. 

Carlo Wessels