Kimberly Scott McCann

Offices/Positions Held on the Board: 
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees; Vice Chair, Executive Committee; Chair, Finance Committee; Member, Nominating Committee.
August 9, 2018 to June 30, 2024

Kimberly S. McCann is a partner in the law firm of VanAntwerp Attorneys, LLP, in Ashland, Kentucky.  Kim’s practice focuses on representing manufacturers and other companies in business matters, including business organization, real estate, banking, lending, tax, economic development, energy issues, oil and gas, franchises, and government relations.  She also advises school districts in the Commonwealth on education issues.  She has litigated business and real estate matters throughout eastern Kentucky and before the Kentucky Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Kentucky.  In the government relations and regulatory arena, Kim advises business clients on transportation, tax audit resolution, economic development, administrative procedures, permitting, energy, utility, environmental, and labor matters. 

After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor of science, Kim earned her juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky’s, College of Law in 1986.  She is a member of the Kentucky and Ohio bar associations and a former chair of the Kentucky Bar Association CLE Commission.

Kim presently serves as Chairman of the Executive Board for Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) and is on the Board of Directors for King’s Daughters Medical Center.  She has served as Special Justice for the Kentucky Supreme Court.  In 1999, she was named one of 40 leaders in Kentucky under 40 for the Leaders of the New Century.  She is a past president and a member of the Ashland Area YMCA Board of Directors. 

Kim has been active in community service and is an active advocate for the arts.  She has served on the Board of Directors for the Paramount Arts Center and also served as President.  She received the United Way of Northeastern Kentucky Volunteer Award.  In 2009, she was named Northeast Kentucky’s Legal Services Advocate of the Year.  She served as a member of the Leadership Kentucky Board of Directors and was a member of the Leadership Kentucky class of 1995.  

Kim is honored to serve the University of Kentucky and appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the continuing success of the university.