Ed Brown Society
Chairman - Greg Harbut
Greg Harbut is a Lexington, KY based 3rd generation horseman. He is the great-grandson of Will Harbut – the legendary groom of Man O’ War. Greg is the proprietor of Harbut Bloodstock, an international bloodstock agency that has acquired sixteen grade one winners, and he is the founder of Living The Dream Stables, a thoroughbred syndication venture comprised of minority owners.
As a member of the ownership group of Necker Island, Greg recently joined the esteemed ranks of black Derby horse owners. Given the ownership interest of his grandfather, Tom Harbut, in 1962 Derby runner, Touch Bar, Greg is one of very few descendants of Derby horse owners to share that distinction with an ancestor.
President - Ray Daniels
Raymond Daniels is a Lexington, KY based entrepreneur and business and community leader. Raymond is the managing member of Living The Dream Stables, a thoroughbred syndication venture comprised of minority owners. He was also a member of the ownership group of Necker Island, making him one of the few African-Americans to own an interest in a derby horse, as well.
Ray spent 26 years serving in many roles for Waffle House, Inc., including owner/operator of a 13-unit franchise. He founded Equity Solutions Group in 2017 to focus on more inclusive spend opportunities for minority companies utilizing a unique approach to strategic sourcing. Ray currently serves on multiple boards, including the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Commerce Lexington (Chairman), Community Ventures Corporation, Urban League of Lexington, Kentucky, the Kentucky State Tourism Board and the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees.
Executive Director - Daryl Love
Daryl Love, a 34-year resident of Lexington, KY, is an innovative and collaborative strategic leader, offering 30+ years of experience in the areas of information technology, human-resource management, communications, corporate affairs and K-12 and higher education.
Prior to joining EBS, Daryl served as the associate vice president of Career Services and Professional Development at Kentucky State University and had a 31-year career at Valvoline and Ashland serving in various roles within IT, HR and Communications. He served as a member of the Fayette County School Board from 2010-2020.
He currently serves as vice-chair of St. Joseph Hospital Foundation and is a board member of the Fayette County Education Foundation, and Bluegrass Community Foundation. He’s a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.
Board of Directors
Greg Harbut, Chairman
Ray Daniels, President
Danny Murphy, Sec. / Treas.
L. Clark Williams