Board of Directors

The LeXenomics Group highly values diverse perspectives – from all backgrounds. Our current leaders, in alphabetical order:

Luther Andal, President & Co-Founder of Able Engine

Luther Andal is a native of South Dakota and moved to Lexington in 1994, becoming what many refer to as a “transplant Lexingtonian.”  In 1999, Luther co-founded NetMediaOne (in 2012 it evolved into Able Engine), now one of Kentucky’s leading web technology, design and development firms. Luther also served for a period as Director of Technology at Blood-Horse Publications, helping lead Central Kentucky’s Thoroughbred industry transitioned into the digital age.

Tom Little, LeXenomics ChairTom Little, Retired Lexmark International Business Unit Manager

LeXenomics Board Chairman

A very recently retired Lexmark business unit manager, overseeing operational budgets of $100M (not to mention a retired Air Force Colonel and U.S. Army National Guard leader), Tom has also recently been instrumental serving on the board of Lexington’s Habitat for Humanity, helping grow Habitat’s budget to over $3M while employing twenty Lexingtonians. Along with that service, he has also served on the board of the United Way of the Bluegrass, Lexington Catholic High School and the Easter Seal Society.

John MarkleJohn Markle, Lexmark International

A longtime marketing and finance leader with Lexmark, John is also an entrepreneur with a remarkable global success record.

John just recently joined our Board of Directors, so we will have his more complete biography online ASAP.

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David Mohney, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Architecture, University of Kentucky College of Design

David Mohney is the co-author of three books: Seaside: Making a Town in AmericaThe Houses of Philip Johnson, and The Louisville Architecture Guide; he is working on a book about contemporary design In Rotterdam. David has taught at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and SCI-Arc. He was educated at Cranbrook School, Harvard College and Princeton’s School of Architecture. David was the Founding Secretary of the Curry Stone Design Prize, a global award for design ideas that promote a better world, and he is presently forming a consortium of international design schools focused on Social Urbanism.

Brittain Skinner, Executive Director, Downtown Frankfort, Inc.

Brittain “Grits” Skinner is passionate about creating and connecting community in context of environmental sustainability… and Australian Rules Football!!!

Brittain grew up in Central Kentucky, holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Smith College and a Master’s degree in City & Regional Planning from Georgia Tech University.  Prior to returning to her native Bluegrass, Brittain worked as an urban planner in Atlanta, Georgia and Melbourne, Australia – explaining her affinity for scrums!  She also has over a dozen years experience working with youth in Kentucky and Georgia, both as a volunteer and as a Presbyterian youth director.

Notoriously proud of her Kentucky roots (and given to superlatives), she knows the Bluegrass is one of the greatest places on earth and she intends to convince her fellow Kentuckians and the world of this truth.  She also knows the Bluegrass has incredible potential to be so much more and she intends to help realize this potential.

Todd Willey, Founder of ColleXion

Known for his “ZZ Top-esque” beard, Todd is actually entirely more unique than his style suggests.  Not only has he launched Rubidine and founded Collexion, and now helps lead the innovative technology firm CirrusMio (with their online Civic Rush platform for non-profits, among other innovations).

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Sandy Davis, Community Relations and Partnership Development Coordinator

With her background at the Woodford Humane Society (Public Relations and Event Coordination) Sandy brings a tremendous collection of skills, experiences and relationships to our budding organization, now in our 4th year and with growth opportunities seemingly appearing around every corner!

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Eric Patrick Marr (Founder & Executive Director)

Also a native Lexingtonian, Eric received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1995 before joining Toyota’s North American Design Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

As The LeXenomics Group’s Founder and Executive Director, Eric’s core belief is that Lexington’s Human Capital is only rivaled by its rich history as “The Horse Capital of the World.”

Eric’s personal mission is simple – to always say “yes” to Lexingtonians’ good ideas, not “no,” and to connect every idea with known resources to help it grow as fast as possible.  In other words, to help build Lexington’s economy opportunistically and openly.