R. Alex Rankin, CPCU
R. Alex Rankin grew up in Louisville and graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He started his career with First National Bank of Louisville. He joined Sterling Thompson Company in 1982 and attained the designation of CPCU (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter) in 1985. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Sterling Thompson Company. He also serves as Chairman of the James Graham Brown Foundation, Vice-Chairman of Churchill Downs, Inc. and President of Upson Downs Farm, Inc.