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Encore Louisville class of 2020 announced

2020 Encore Louisville Class participants

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Experienced leaders who have spent decades of their career in leadership roles and who want to share their wisdom and make our community’s nonprofits stronger are now having an encore. The Leadership Louisville Center’s Encore Louisville program was launched in 2014 to leverage the talent, skills, and experience of senior leaders who are transitioning out of the workforce to solve challenges faced by worthy nonprofits that need help managing critical strategic issues. In this way, the Center makes it possible for our community’s star talent to be engaged in high-impact civic leadership and stay connected with professional peers with a flexible, self-directed time commitment. Community nonprofits and all of those they serve benefit from the expertise and assistance of the highest-level community trustees. Encore Louisville receives support from Kosair Charities and Lift a Life Foundation.

The 2020 Encore Louisville class just began their year-long program. They participated in a marketplace to review pitches from area nonprofits hoping to gain strategic advice from a team of experienced executives. The nonprofits ‘pitched’ their requests in hopes of securing an Encore Louisville team who offer pro bono exploration of strategic issues, using their skills and experience to help identify options and solutions.

The 2019 Encore Louisville class helped 18 nonprofit agencies last year with strategic planning, opening doors to new partnerships, conducting facilitated brainstorming and priority-setting sessions, developing funding strategies and more. Recent projects included work for WE Kentucky, an organization that ignites youth interest in community service; Hosparus Health, an organization that supports individuals in the final stages of life and their families; and Coalition for Workforce Diversity, an organization that brings together adults with disabilities and employers looking to hire them.

2020 Encore Louisville Class participants

  • Cindy Adelberg, Nonprofit Governance Consultant
  • Lynn Ashton, Sutherland & Associates, Sr. Business Designer
  • Steve Barger, Steve Barger Consulting, LLC, Consultant
  • Michael Bateman
  • Stephanie Bateman, Semonin Realtors, Real Estate Associate, ABR
  • Marty Bell
  • Nadine Brewer, NB Consulting, President
  • Bill Brown, Brown Strategy Group, President & CEO
  • Doug Butler, Retired from Akzo Nobel N.V.
  • Harold Butler, Community volunteer
  • Al Cornish, Closing the Gap Consulting, LLC & Culture Docs, Chief Learning Officer
  • J-R Curtin, 4Civility Institute, Senior Fellow/Executive Director
  • George Demaree, Real Results Consulting Solutions, President/CEO
  • Beth Dlutowski, Dlutowski Project Partners, Principal
  • Steve Ellis
  • Cindy Emig, Retired from Tessitura Network, Inc.
  • Alan Engel
  • John Fleming, Louisville Community Initiative, Unique Staffing, President
  • Stuart Goldberg
  • Jim Gravitt, MCM CPAs, Principal
  • Pam Greenwell, Seiller Waterman LLC, Attorney
  • Paula Hale, Paula Turner Hale LLC Consulting in Philanthropy, Owner
  • Larry Hartog, Ivy Tech Community College, Associate Professor
  • Bill Hensler
  • Chris Hermann, Retired from LG&E and KU Energy, Retired
  • Rick King, CED AIMM Services, Business Development Manager
  • Diane Kyle, Retired University of Louisville Professor & Administrator
  • Susan Lehmann, Retired Human Resources Leader
  • Kim McCastle, Castle Consulting Group, Managing Director
  • Barbara Michael, Mead & Hunt, Inc, Senior Aviation Advisor
  • Ken Middleton, Middleton Consulting (Retired), President
  • Joe Mitchell, Retired Attorney
  • Tom Monahan, Retired publisher of Business First
  • Nancy Moore, Nancy Gordon Moore Fine Art, Artist/Owner
  • Edie Nixon, D.D. Williamson, Retired from Sr. VP Strategic Projects
  • Karen Philley, Retired Chemical Industry Leader
  • Julie Pogue, Julie Pogue Properties, Broker/Owner
  • Steve Rungwerth, Retired Engineering Executive at GE Lighting
  • Michael Shaikun
  • Michael Smith, Smith Human Capital Solutions, President
  • Susan Smith
  • David X. Thurmond, Developing Xcellence Together, President
  • Linda Valentine, Valentine Consulting, Principal
  • Ginger Wallace, Colonel, Retired, US Air Force
  • Kevin Wardell, Retired Healthcare Executive
  • Susan Zepeda, Consultant, Retired Foundation Executive
  • Mimi Zinniel, Retired