LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Thirty-seven emerging leaders have been selected for the Leadership Louisville Center’s Ignite Louisville Class of Fall 2021 that will run from April to October 2021. This is the award-winning program’s 25th class, which has graduated over 1,000 up-and-coming leaders and offers two classes each year, preparing next-generation talent for expanded roles in their organizations and in the community.
Presented by Norton Healthcare, Ignite Louisville experience grows high potential professionals by developing the key components of leadership, with core curriculum developed by the Leadership Louisville Center and partners including Norton Healthcare, Brown-Forman Corp., the U.S. Army, David Novak Leadership Program, and Kindred Healthcare.
The class puts these lessons to work through the Ignite Louisville Challenge, which is an opportunity to be part of one of the Center’s Community Acceleration Teams and work with a local nonprofit to develop and implement solutions for their needs. The teams compete to do the most good for their nonprofit, gaining hands-on experience performing on a diverse team and serving the community. Since the first class graduated in 2005, Ignite Louisville participants have worked on over 140 projects for area nonprofits to plan, execute and sustain new strategies for success.
Members of the Ignite Louisville Class of Fall 2021 (April – October 2021) are (click for photo roster):
Jon Brannick, Papa John’s International; Bradley Bringardner, Greater Louisville Inc.; Christina Britz, Louisville Metro Government; Ron Burse, Dare to Care Food Bank; Wick Byrne, BB&T Bank; Pablo Camacho, Norton Healthcare; Cecile Cissell, Telania | eLeaP; Ashleé Clark, Louisville Public Media; Greg Dutton, Frost Brown Todd; Lindsay Engle, Brown-Forman Corp.; Amanda Fillebrown, Hope Collaborative; Anthony Glover, TEKsystems; James Hayne, Stites & Harbison; Kristie Helm, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; Beth Hobson, Hosparus Health; Morel Jones, Kindred Healthcare; Paul Kichler, Sacred Heart Schools, Inc.; Amanda Kremer, MCM CPAs & Advisors; Fiyin Lasisi, Vogt Ice LLC; Tanya Lewis, Anthem Inc.; Lauren Madden, Yum! Brands Inc.; Michelle Marks, Raymond James; Callie McRae, LG&E and KU Energy; Michelle Mills, GE Appliances, a Haier company; Sharlis Montgomery, Hogan Lovells US LLP; Ashley Murray, Community Coordinated Child Care 4-C; Conner Parsons, Al J. Schneider Co.; Taylor Payne, Baptist Health; Lauren Peter, CoBank; Jacquelyn Rae, Vogt Power International Inc.; Alonzo Ramont, Redline Performing Arts, Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana; Merry Reid Sheffer, Edge Employment; Jennifer Spear, Humana Inc.; Nadareca Thibeaux, Norton Healthcare; Teresa Walker, MD, New Leaf Clinic; Jana Wegener, Nugent Sand Co.; and Kristia Worthy, University of Louisville.
Leadership Louisville Center is a regionals resource for leadership development and civic engagement. It has graduated over 10,000 through its civic programs since 1979. Recognized as a national best practice, programming includes five social impact leadership programs (Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows and Encore Louisville), leadership skills training courses presented through the Leadership Green Room, and events designed to connect leaders and motivate positive change.