Brian P. Doty
March 24, 1968 - December 27, 2023
Brian Paul Doty, 55, of Richmond, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, after arrival at Baptist Health- Richmond. Brian was born on March 24, 1968, in Richmond, Indiana, and was the son of Gary Doty and Georgianna "Jan" Daum Doty Benson, both of whom preceded him in death. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an uncle, Ronnie Daum.
Brian received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from EKU in 1990. He had great respect for the professors of the EKU political science department and enjoyed the debate and how he was challenged in his classes. Upon graduation, Brian returned to EKU, after a stint in the hospitality and catering industry in Phoenix AZ, to serve as the EKU Director of Catering from 1994-96. Brian's time at EKU prepared him well for an eventual career in Association Management.
While at EKU, Brian became a loyal member of the Eta Alpha Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Brian had a great appreciation for the principles, values, and virtues Sigma Chi promoted, and the true friendship he found in the brotherhood of Sigma Chi. After graduating he served as both a Faculty Advisor and Chapter Advisor for well over a decade. Brian enjoyed the many different relationships he developed during his three plus decades of involvement with Sigma Chi. Brian became the "go to contact" for the Alumni of the Eta Alpha Chapter that spanned over the Chapter's 50-year history. Through Brian's involvement in Sigma Chi: as an active member, with his leadership, guidance and mentorship as Faculty Advisor and Chapter Advisor, and his ambitious nature in his personal life, it could be said that the White Cross of Sigma Chi gained new luster by his life.
Brian was a member of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church where he served on the parish council under both Father Patrick Stewart and Father Jim Sichko and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
After working for two different association management companies, in 2011, Brian co-founded Agentis Management, where he served as co-owner, executive vice president, and chief operating officer. He led human resources, financial management, conference management, and continuing education initiatives for Agentis and its clients. Throughout his tenure, Brian oversaw the design and implementation of educational training programs serving thousands of medical and nursing professionals annually, and improving outcomes for the patients they serve.
Brian was a past president of the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of Meeting Professionals International and served the association at the international level on the International Chapter Leadership Committee. In 2004 and 2008, Brian was the recipient of the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter Meeting Planner of the Year Award. He was also commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel for his distinguished service as the group's President in 2008.
Brian began his service to the Vascular Access Society of the Americas (VASA) in 2013 where he served as both VASA's Director of Education and Executive Director over the years.
Throughout his tenure, Brian contributed to the design and implementation of educational programs for VASA members to improve outcomes for the patients they serve. Brian will be deeply missed, and especially by those who worked with him on the VASA Board of Directors and the Symposium and Practicum planning committees over the past decade.
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