Carolyn Kurz begins her 43 year career as the Executive Vice President/CEO of the Lexington Medical Society. Under her guidance and leadership, the Lexington Medical Society greatly expanded its membership. She ushered LMS into creating a couple of business operations in support of the membership. The first was the establishment of a 24/7 medical call center in 1984. The second was a credentialing service in 1995. Both operations are successfully operating to this day. During her tenure 8 LMS members became President of the Kentucky Medical Association, 6 became Chair of the KMA Board of Trustees, 1 became President of the American Medical Association, and 1 became Chair of the AMA Board of Trustees and later President of the American Medical Association. In 2011 she was awarded the AMA Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.