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Craig Preece

Craig PreeceCraig Preece of Inez, KY, is chief financial officer of Booth Energy. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Morehead State University. 

After graduation in 1984, he joined the Walter P. Walters Insurance Agency. In 1986, the Martin County native accepted an accounting position with Booth Energy. He started an insurance agency along with several partners in 1989. Preece serves as vice president at the company, Elite Agency, which now has seven offices with locations across central and east Kentucky.

In 1995, Preece became the chief financial officer of Booth Energy and its various retail enterprises. He was honored as the recipient of the 2013 College of Business and Public Affairs Distinguished Alumni Award. Preece is currently a member of several boards, including the Roy F. Collier Community Center in Inez, Coal Operators Associates, and Big Sandy Area Development. He serves as chairman of the nominating committee for Big Sandy Community and Technical College, and is a former chairman of the Martin County School Board. He is a former member of the board of directors of the MSU Foundation.

For more than 20 years, Preece has performed southern gospel, singing with the Journeymen and the Remnant. He and his wife, April, have three children: Whitney Paige Preece Schmitt, Sean-Craig and Cara Bell Preece, and recently became grandparents.

His term ends in 2022.