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48 Louisville leaders chosen for Bingham Fellows Class of 2022

Topic is ‘Moving Downtown Forward: Adapt and Reinvent’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Forty-eight community leaders have been selected to participate in the Leadership Louisville Center’s Bingham Fellows Class of 2022, the 30th class of the program.

The topic for the 2022 Bingham Fellows will be: “Moving Downtown Forward: Adapt & Reinvent.” As with every Bingham Fellows program year, the class is made up of local leaders with a broad knowledge base and range of experience on the topic. The focus will be on how we can leverage the dramatic changes over the last two years to adapt and reinvent our city center, especially considering the gaps that have been uncovered and how to redefine what downtown can be and do for Louisville.

Leadership Louisville logooThe 2022 class will consider this area that has been hard-hit by the pandemic and develop strategies to create a more vibrant, resilient and equitable urban core.

Throughout the program, participants will work in teams on projects that will be revealed to the public at its completion. The Bingham Fellows class of 2021 will be sharing its projects on the topic, “Belonging: Building a Culture of Inclusivity” on March 3 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. This event will be streamed live.

“Since the program’s creation in 1988, Bingham Fellows have been leading to address critical economic and social issues. For over 30 years, it has been part of the formula to address our community’s most complex topics and unite diverse voices toward action,” said Cynthia Knapek, president of the Leadership Louisville Center. “This program acts as a social innovation accelerator because we bring people with very different backgrounds, opinions, and cultures together under the same tent, we create an environment built on trust, and then we challenge participants to think differently. This class not only carries on that tradition but elevates it and our urban core will be stronger as a result of their work.”

Members of the Bingham Fellows Class of 2022

Christian Adelberg, Kentucky Performing Arts

Kristian Anderson, Louisville Visual Art Association

Yvonne Austin-Cornish, Ed.D., Louisville MSD

Callie Baumann, Humana

Julie Benton, &well

Fr. Matthew Bradley, Christ Church Cathedral

Megan Breier, Beam Suntory

Carrie Butler, Transit Authority of River City | TARC

Brian Butler, Stites & Harbison

Nikki Carver, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Pai Charasika, Infinity Asset Management

J. Christopher Coffman, Frost Brown Todd

Natasha Collins, LG&E and KU Energy

Prenashee Collins, TBAIN&Co.

Joe Franklin, TEKsystems

Christopher Fuller, K. Norman Berry Associates Architects PLLC | KNBA

LaVeda M. Gipson, PharmD, Aetna

Blake Henry, Kentucky Venues

Hank Hillebrand, Poe Companies

Jill Horn, Brown-Forman Corp.

Christopher Johnson; Louis Johnson, Gresham Smith

Matt Kamer, Bandy Carroll Hellige

Fr. Frederick Klotter, Holy Spirit Church – Archdiocese of Louisville

Steven Kniffley Jr., PsyD, Spalding University

Major Shannon Lauder, Louisville Metro Police Department

Riggs Lewis, Norton Healthcare

MK Lindsey, Weyland Ventures

Emily Yu Liu, Louisville Metro Government

David Lopez, Metro United Way

Andrew McCarthy, Norton Healthcare

Jeffrey O’Brien, Louisville Metro Government

Douglas Owen III, JLL (formerly Cassidy Turley Harry K Moore)

Ameerah Palacios, HDR, Inc.

Brooke Pardue, Parks Alliance of Louisville

Lawrence Portaro, GE Appliances, a Haier company

Charles Benjamin Simmons, Schmidt Associates

Chip Snyder, PNC Bank

Robbie Tindall, Humana

Nachand Trabue, Bates Community Development Corp.

Sherri L. Wallace, Ph.D., University of Louisville

Christopher Ward, DMLO CPAs

Kathy Mayberry Washington, Simmons College of Kentucky

Johanna Wheatley, Republic Bank | Republic Bank & Trust Co.

Drew Wilkerson, Jefferson Community and Technical College | JCTC

Garth Williams, Derby City Gaming

Nicole Yates, Passport Health Plan

Josh Zik, The Al J. Schneider Company | AJS Hotels

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