Mr. Donald James Perry
Senior Vice President and Investments Manager
Kentucky Farmers Bank
Eastern Kentucky University, ’86 Industrial Technology; ’95 MBA
Donald J. Perry currently serves as Senior Vice President and Investments Manager for Kentucky Farmers Bank. Perry is responsible for investing the bank’s assets, pension plan and trust assets. He is also part of KFB’s executive management team which sets the bank’s strategic direction and addresses high level issues.
Born and raised in Florence, Ky., Perry graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1986 with a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology and immediately went to work for Ashland Petroleum as a computer analyst. While working as Project Manager in the Information Technology Department, Perry earned a Masters in Business Administration from EKU and began working in a financial capacity as a senior financial analyst. The last three years of his 17 year career with Ashland was spent in an entrepreneurial capacity developing new business opportunities for Valvoline.
In 2004, Perry left Ashland, Inc., and began working for Kentucky Farmers Bank. This new role required the Perry family to move from Lexington to Ashland, Ky., in 2007. Since the move, Perry has become very involved with community activities. Perry currently serves as Chair for the United Way Board for Northeastern Kentucky, is part of the Ashland Alliance, and supports the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland. Perry is also still involved with his alma mater and currently serves on EKU’s Business Advisory Council. He is the current President of Beta of Richmond Inc., an alumni organization for EKU Betas.
Perry has been married to his college sweetheart April, since 1986 and has two teenage children, Connor and Kendall.