The National Corvette Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Judge Mike Buchanon to its board of directors for the 2023-2025 term. The museum is also pleased to announce the reappointment of Deb Murphy to the board of directors as President of the National Council of Corvette Clubs.
Mike Buchanon served as Warren County Judge-Executive for almost three decades, from 1993 – 2022. Buchanon has been an advocate for the National Corvette Museum since the museum’s inception and has long been committed to elevating the Corvette’s significance in Kentucky. Buchanon has been active in business in Kentucky for over 50 years, including Buchanon Properties & Deemer Floral Company. During Buchanon’s judgeship, he was also instrumental in the development of the Kentucky Transpark industrial park, now home to some two dozen companies employing more than 3,000 people. Additionally, Buchanon was a driving force behind the development of the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center and the expansion of the county’s park system. Buchanon served on the Transition Committees for Economic Development for two Kentucky governors and was recipient of the 2005 Governor’s Economic Development Leadership Award for dedication to Economic Growth. Buchanon has served on countless boards and with more than 30 community organizations. He remains a tireless supporter of tourism and cultural arts organizations in Bowling Green and the Greater Warren County area. Buchanon attended Bowling Green High School and Western Kentucky University. Buchanon attended George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Business and was named the Elliott Fellow at Governing in the Global Age. Mike and his wife, Ellen, are active members of Christ Episcopal Church. They have two sons and five grandchildren.