Hoyt named Wendell Foster CEO

June 30, 2020 | 12:06 am

Updated June 29, 2020 | 11:29 pm

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The Board of Directors of Wendell Foster announced Monday that Doug Hoyt will be the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. 

Hoyt was born and raised in Conneaut, Ohio, and came to Owensboro in 1980 to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College. After graduation, he attended Indiana State University where he received his Master of Science degree.

Hoyt spent 13 years with the Green River Area Development District, where he served as the Associate Director for Community and Economic Development. He spent the last 22 years at Kenergy Corporation, currently holding the position of Director of Procurement and Contracts.


He is active in the community, currently serving on the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport Board, the Owensboro Community and Technical College Board, and the Kentucky Wesleyan College Alumni Board.

Hoyt is also an active member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where he serves as a deacon and treasurer, and also teaches as an adjunct professor at KWC.

“I am excited for this opportunity to lead Wendell Foster as CEO,” Hoyt said. “Wendell Foster has a long and proud history of serving the community, I look forward to working with the dedicated staff and board members to continue and expand upon the rich tradition built by Wendell Foster. Wendell Foster has always been a reflection of the heart of the Owensboro community, it is truly an honor to assume this responsibility.”

Hoyt is officially scheduled to begin his work at Wendell Foster on July 20, when he will be replacing Interim CEO Ben Boarman, who has been volunteering his time to lead the organization during the past several months of the CEO search.  

Wendell Foster is an Owensboro based nonprofit organization that serves over 2,000 children and adults with disabilities across Western Kentucky.

June 30, 2020 | 12:06 am

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