44 community leaders selected for Bingham Fellows Class of 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Forty-four community leaders have been selected to participate in the Leadership Louisville Center’s Bingham Fellows Class of 2020. The topic for the 2020 Bingham Fellows will be: “Making Louisville a Top-Tier City.” The 2020 class will study what it means to be a top-tier city and the steps that must be undertaken to get there.

“As with all the Bingham Fellows classes the magic is in the mix,” said Cynthia Knapek, president of Leadership Louisville Center. “The exciting thing about this class is that it represents so many voices. We have established leaders who will provide experience and new leaders who will challenge the way we do things. We have different zip codes, different industries, and different cultures. Together they will look for opportunities to unite all the random acts of excellence happening in our community to help make Louisville a top-tier city.”

Beginning Feb. 27, participants will be asked to tap into their imagination and talent, gathering critical resources to create social change. They will experience an unmatched practicum in change management and group dynamics to move the needle on this important community issue. Throughout the program year, the class will meet with topic experts, learn from national best practices, and work together to give this issue visibility and momentum for positive change.

The class gathered for the first time on Jan. 23, followed by the project reveal of the Bingham Fellows Class of 2019, who revealed their projects around the topic,  “IT TAKES A VILLAGE – Mobilizing community for student success.”

Members of the Bingham Fellows Class of 2020 are:

  • Ashish Agarwal, Humana Inc.
  • Cliff Ashburner, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
  • Cleo Battle, Louisville Tourism
  • Heather Weston Bell, Kentucky Performing Arts
  • Brian Bennett, Stites & Harbison PLLC
  • Eric Bickel, Papa John’s International
  • Neville Blakemore, A|R Strategic Partners, LLC
  • Bryce Butler, Access Ventures
  • Billie Castle, Ph.D., The Oasis Living in Freedom and Excellence (LIFE) Center, Inc.
  • Wayne Davis, GE Appliances, a Haier company
  • Tammy York Day, Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC)
  • Bill Dieruf, City of Jeffersontown
  • Ashley Duncan, Jefferson County Public School (JCPS)
  • Jeana Dunlap, Louisville Coordinated Community Investment
  • Randy Frantz, Transit Authority of River City (TARC)
  • Steven Heilman, M.D., Norton Healthcare
  • Tim Holz, Brown-Forman Corporation
  • Sean Horton, UPS
  • Gretchen Hunt, Backside Learning Center
  • James Irving, Bingham Greenebaum Doll
  • Raeshanda Johnson, All is Fair in Love and Fashion
  • Scott Koloms, Facilities Management Services, PBS, and Canopy Kentucky
  • Amy Lingo, Ph.D., University of Louisville-CEHD
  • Todd Lowe, Parthenon LLC
  • Melanie McCoy, Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Scott Nardi, Republic Bank
  • Chris Nolan, MML&K Government Solutions
  • Kent Oyler, OPM Services, Inc./Greater Louisville Inc.
  • Moira Payne, KYCAD
  • Jennifer Recktenwald, Appriss Inc.
  • Ben Reno-Weber, Greater Louisville Project, Louisville Future of Work Initiative
  • Theresa Reno-Weber, Metro United Way Inc
  • Scott Schaftlein, EY
  • Chuck Schram, LG&E and KU Energy LLC
  • Fr. Jeff Shooner, Archdiocese of Louisville, St. Patrick, St. Boniface
  • Andrew Slater, Beam Suntory
  • Brad Smith, MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP
  • Min Son, Refinery Consulting
  • Eric Stout, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Wes Sydnor, MSD
  • Michael Taday, Humana Inc.
  • Daniel Tafel, Hornbeam Insurance
  • Bill Weyland, Weyland Ventures
  • Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, Louisville Forward