National Society Of Black Engineers – Central Kentucky Professional Chapter

Meet the CKY Executive Board

Mailing Address:

Central KY NSBE 
Po box 13535 
Lexington, KY 40583-3535

*CKY Eboard meets every 4th Tuesday of the month at Consolidated Baptist Church (1625 Russell Cave Rd, Lexington, KY 40505) from 6-7pm.*


Executive Board Officers:

2015-2016 President and Community Service Chair – Yesseña Brown

Yessena BrownNSBE CKY Position(s): President and Community Service Chair

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Education: Rochester Institute of Technology- B.S Mechanical Engineering Technology

Past NSBE Positions Held: Community Service Chair (2013-present)

Plans for CKY and it’s role in the community: My goal for NSBE is to increase our visibility in the community. We have so much to offer, and it is imperative that we to continue to instill academic excellence in our children. I want them to know that getting an education is the key to success, and it’s something that no one can take away from you.

Favorite Quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” – Marianne Williamson


2015-2016 Vice President – Erica Davis


2015-2016 Treasurer and College Initiative Chair – Jovonda Williams









2015-2016 Parliamentarian – Kista Thomas

KistaNSBE CKY Position(s): Parliamentarian

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Education: University of Kentucky, BS in Civil Engineering

Past NSBE Positions Held:  CKY NSBE Professionals Parliamentarian (2011 – present)

Plans for CKY and it’s role in the community: I see our chapter growing stronger this year and accomplishing our goal to positively impact our community.  Through continued community service projects and encouraging our young people to pursue STEM discipline areas, we will make a difference.

Favorite Quote:  “we cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


2015-2016 Programs Chair and Membership Chair – Dominique Rowe


NSBE CKY Position(s): Programs Chair and Membership Chair

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Education: University of Kentucky- BS Mechanical Engineering 2008, Georgia Tech- MS Mechanical Engineering 2009

Past NSBE Positions Held: CKY President (2011-2015), CKY PCI CHair (2010-2013), Region 3 PCI Chair (2009-2010), and University of Kentucky Secretary (2007-2008)

Plans for CKY and it’s role in the community: I see NSBE CKY as the “go to” organization for minority technical professionals here in Lexington. I think that CKY is a crucial piece to the puzzle to save our youth and build out future. Our community needs to see us making a way for the future generations. Alongside other professional organizations, collegiate NSBE Chapters and continuing NSBE pipeline, CKY can be the change we want to see.

Favorite Quote: “Don’t give me 10 reasons why it could not be done, those are excuses. If you can give me ONE reason why it could be done, then it should be done.” – Nick Rowe (her father)


2015-2016 Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Chair – Lindsey Grandy


2015-2016 Historian – Kris Wright


NSBE CKY Position(s): Historian

Hometown: Canton, MS

Education: The University of Southern Mississippi- BS in Industrial Engineering Technology

Past NSBE Positions Held: Historian (2014-present)

Plans for CKY and it’s role in the community: Inspire future generations of engineers to come.

Favorite Quote: “There is good in all people” – Unknown


2015-2016 Publications/PR Chair: NIshel’le Spencer


2015-2016 Telecom Chair  (Collegiate Volunteer) – Joedocei Hill


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Central KY NSBE, Po box 13535, Lexington, KY 40583-3535
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