LONDON – Mary C. Colvin, chief operating officer for Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI), is the newest member of Operation UNITE’s Board of Directors.

Colvin’s appointment to the board began in December. Her tenure will expire in 2015.

“Mary Colvin will be a great addition to our UNITE Board,” said Lonnie Anderson, board chair.

“Her employer, KEMI, provides workers’ compensation insurance for more than 20,000 businesses in Kentucky,” noted Anderson, retired Whitley County Schools superintendent. “Mary will bring to our board valuable experience and insight regarding protecting injured workers from prescription drug addiction, a problem that has reached near epidemic proportions.”

KEMI, based in Lexington, is the largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Kentucky with more than 21,000 policyholders.

“I look forward to serving on UNITE’s board,” Colvin stated. “KEMI strongly believes that being proactive in the fight against prescription drug abuse will save lives in addition to helping protect workers from the dangers of drug abuse and misuse.”

In addition to Anderson, other members of UNITE’s Board include retired Commonwealth Attorney Tom Handy; Lt. Col. Jack Miniard, director of Operations for Kentucky State Police Special Enforcement; Connie Payne, executive officer for Kentucky Drug Court; Bob Mitchell, retired district director for Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers; Stacey Sheppard; 27th District Commonwealth Attorney Jackie Steele; and Darrell Wages, parts manager for Whayne Supply Company.

Since joining KEMI in 1996 Colvin has held a variety of management level positions. As chief operating officer, she manages several departments – including Underwriting, Claims, and Field Services.

Colvin received a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky in 1988 and earned the designation as a Certified Public Accountant in 1996. She obtained her Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2006.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.

A native of Campbellsville, Colvin currently resides in Lexington with her family.