GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Alumnus Dudley Webb and his late brother, Donald W. Webb Sr., also an alumnus, are among four new inductees into the Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass Business Hall of Fame.
The men are honored for achievement in their careers, service to the community, and their part as role models for youth.
“The purpose of Junior Achievement is to empower young people to own their future economic success,” said Lynn Hudgins, president, JA of the Bluegrass. “I can’t think of a better way to inspire young people than to recognize the great business leaders who have made a difference in the Bluegrass community.”
The Webb brothers, originally from Whitesburg in eastern Kentucky, both went on after Georgetown College to graduate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Their commercial real estate and development firm, The Webb Companies, is credited with much new development in Lexington through the years and was named the 1988 Business of the Year by Commerce Lexington.
From a community standpoint, the brothers worked to raise the private donations needed to conceive and construct the Joe B. Hall Wildcat Lodge on the UK campus. In addition, they have supported the Galilean Children’s Home in Liberty for many years and were charter members of the Triangle Foundation in Lexington.
The late Don Webb’s involvement in the community includes the Chamber, the Kentucky Economic Development Corporation, the Central Kentucky Blood Center, the Fayette County Medical Society Foundation, the Kentucky Horse Park Commission, Leadership Kentucky and Lexington United.
Dudley Webb has served on the boards of the chamber, Downtown Lexington Corporation, PNC Bank and the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center. He is a founding member of the Board of “Famely” – a foundation for abused, missing, and exploited Lexington youth.
Other JA Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductees are Lexington attorney and developer Bill Lear and broadcaster Tom Hammond.
The induction ceremony was Friday evening, May 30, at Keeneland Entertainment Center.