Keynote Speaker – July 31, 2014

The Rotary Club of Lexington will hold its weekly meeting Thursday, July 31, at 12:00 p.m., at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike.

Mike Mangeot was named Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism in July 2012, returning to the office after previously serving as Deputy Commissioner under the Patton Administration. As Commissioner, he and his staff are responsible for marketing and promoting Kentucky as a travel destination. His duties also include oversight and coordination of the Kentucky Film Office, the Kentucky Tourism Development Act and Kentucky’s Film Incentive program.

Prior to being named Commissioner, Mangeot served for seven years as the President & CEO of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development. He has also previously served as Associate Athletic Director for Advancement at the University of Louisville and was Director of Advertising & Community Affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kentucky.

Mr. Mangeot is a member of the Board of Directors for Travel South USA, the Kentucky Travel Industry Association, the Southeast Tourism Society, and the Kentucky Derby Festival. He is a member of the National Council of State Travel Directors and has served on the Boards of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Frankfort, Inc., the Main Street Program for Kentucky’s Capital City.

Mr. Mangeot lives in Frankfort, Kentucky with his wife Kathy and daughters Jessica and

For additional information, or to attend this meeting, please contact Peggy Trafton at or 859-289-8100.

Keynote Speaker – July 24, 2014

Attention Big Blue Nation, UK Head Football Coach Mark Stoops will be our featured speaker at our next club meeting. Come early, bring a guest and enjoy hearing about the upcoming season!

The Rotary Club of Lexington will hold its weekly meeting Thursday, July 24, at 12:00 p.m., at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike. The guest speaker will be University of Kentucky Football Coach Mark Stoops. Rotarian and former UK football player Jeff Thompson will introduce Coach Stoops.

Mark Stoops has been a bundle of energy, both on the field and on the recruiting trail, in building the Kentucky football program.

Hired in December 2012, Stoops began by hiring a set of hungry, relentless coaches, averaging under 38 years of age, who combine intensity and a history of success. The staff finished the 2013 recruiting class with a rush, moving UK’s national recruiting ranking from the 60s to as high as No. 29 in just two months. Momentum has continued to increase as UK’s 2014 class was ranked as high as No. 17 in the nation, UK’s best ever in the history of recruiting rankings.

Fans responded to Stoops with the second-highest attendance increase in the nation last season. UK’s two spring games under Stoops have been the highest attended in school history.

On the field, Stoops is known for turning around defensive performance. At Florida State, he inherited a unit ranked 108th in the nation in total defense and improved it to second in the country within three years. Prior to FSU, he took Arizona’s defense from 109th in the country to a top-25 ranking by the time he left.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, he is a member of the Stoops coaching family. Brothers Bob and Mike are the head coach and defensive coordinator, respectively, at the University of Oklahoma. Eldest brother Ron Jr. is linebackers coach at Youngstown State.

After graduating from Cardinal Mooney High School, Mark played at the University of Iowa for Hall of Fame coach Hayden Fry. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Iowa and spent a four-year stint as a high school coach. He returned to college and coached defensive backs at South Florida, Wyoming, Houston and Miami, including a 12-0 national championship season with the Hurricanes, before becoming defensive coordinator at Arizona and FSU.

Stoops and his wife, Chantel, have two sons, Will and Zack.

For additional information, or to attend this meeting, please contact Peggy Trafton at or 859-289-8100.

Keynote Speaker – July 17, 2014

LEXINGTON, KY – The Rotary Club of Lexington will hold its weekly meeting Thursday, July 17, at 12:00 p.m., at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike. YMCA President and CEO David Martorano will be the keynote speaker. David’s presentation will focus on “The impact of the Y” and its programs for our community, such as the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League, as well as the Capital Development for the North and Hamburg.

David became CEO of the YMCA of Central Kentucky in January 2013. He and his family moved to the Bluegrass and absolutely love the community.

Prior to their move to the Bluegrass, David worked for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati as Vice President of Operations. During his tenure in Cincinnati, David was responsible for numerous new initiatives including a new business development project leading to the opening of a new Y facility on the campus of Fifth Third Bank, which serves a campus of 4,000 employees and is open to the community.
Throughout David’s 22 years with the Y he has a proven track record in fundraising, operational growth and visionary leadership.

Prior to his experience in Cincinnati, David worked with two other large associations, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee and the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.

David holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College. During his spare time he has passion for a healthy lifestyle, Green Bay Packer football, and supporting families who have children with autism.

David and his wife, Viki, have four children.

For additional information, please check out the Wheelhorse page for the weekly club newsletter or contact Peggy Trafton at