Greg Higdon, a former Kentucky state senator and resident of Fancy Farm, Ky., has been named as president and CEO of the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers. Higdon replaces Jim LeMaster, who retired in September to take a governmental affairs role in the Lexington office of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC law firm.
Higdon served in the Kentucky Senate from 1981 to 1991, when he became deputy secretary of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet and a special assistant to then-Gov. Brereton Jones. Higdon has been involved with the Frankfort, Ky.-based manufacturers’ association since 1994, serving as director of the trade group’s Chemical Industry Council and policy advisor to past organization presidents.