John Meyers Named Executive Director of Ky. Bar Association

 Lexington attorney John D. Meyers is the new executive director of the Kentucky Bar Association, replacing Jim Deckard, who resigned to return to private practice in February.

Meyers was selected after a four-month search. He has been the association’s interim executive director and director of its continuing legal education program.

In making the announcement, KBA President Charles E. “Buzz” English, Jr., of Bowling Green, said Meyers’ knowledge of the association and his solid working relationship with KBA members statewide will allow him to serve the KBA with vision and versatility.

“Since joining the staff of the KBA in October, 2005, John has energized and expanded our CLE program and, in the process, greatly enhanced its benefit to our membership,” English said.

Meyers will lead a staff of 53 employees as he oversees the programs, policies and activities adopted by the Board of Governors, the KBA’s governing body. There are currently 16,029 members of the KBA.

“This is an incredible honor for me to serve as the executive director of an organization that seeks to serve not only Kentucky’s legal community, but the many Kentuckians who depend upon its services,” Meyers said. “I look forward to leading the Kentucky Bar Association as we continue our commitment to professionalism and public service.”

A native of Lexington, Meyers is a graduate of Lafayette. He received a bachelor of science degree from Purdue University and a law degree from the University of Kentucky college. He is married to Janie Fergus, also of Lexington. of Law High School

The KBA oversees discipline of its members and tries to promote the efficiency and improvement of the judicial system. For more information on the KBA, visit or contact the Kentucky Bar Center in Frankfort at (502) 564-3795.

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