S.Y. Bancorp Inc. in Louisville, Ky., will expand its board to 12 directors after adding a local lawyer.

The $1.9 billion-asset company said in a Monday press release that Richard Northern, a corporate lawyer in the Louisville office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, will join the board on Jan. 18.

Northern has experience with Washington, having served as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and as the legislative director for former Rep. Romano Mazzoli, D-Ky.

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