Friday, May 29, 2015

College gives Pikeville banker Jean Hale its Pinkerton Vision Award for being leader, women's role model

Jean Hale (College photo)
Jean Hale, president and CEO of Pikeville-based Community Trust Bancorp, received the L.L. Pinkerton Vision Award for her accomplishments as a leader and role model for women in Kentucky at Midway College's second annual Spotlight Awards on May 28.

Named after the founder of the Kentucky Female Orphan School, which would later become Midway College, the award honors an individual or group who has had a direct impact on improving the lives of women, served as an outstanding role model for women and young ladies, or who has displayed great leadership, innovative thinking and influence in her chosen career.

"A coal miner's daughter, Ms. Hale rose from humble roots in Pikeville and now runs a $3.8 billion company with more than 1,000 employees and is recognized as one of the top 25 most powerful women in banking nationwide," a college news release said.

As previously announced, the Spotlight Awards also included presentation of the Legacy Award to Elizabeth Lloyd "Libby" Jones for her years of service to the college.

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