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44 community leaders selected for 2014 Bingham Fellows

Topic is ‘Investing in West Louisville’s Path to Prosperity’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2014) – From a very competitive pool of candidates, 44 community leaders have been selected to participate in the Leadership Louisville Center’s Bingham Fellows Class of 2014. The topic for the 2014 Bingham Fellows is: Investing in West Louisville’s Path to Prosperity. The class will seek to identify and build on the strengths in West Louisville and serve as catalysts for neighborhood transformation.

leadership louAs with every Bingham Fellows program year, the class is made up of a very talented group of local leaders with a broad knowledge base and range of experience on the topic. The participants will be asked to tap into their imagination and talent, gathering critical resources to create social change. 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.

In addition to the Leadership Louisville Center’s scholarship funds, additional financial support for this class was provided by the Leadership Louisville Center’s Official Diversity Partners and by the Humana Foundation.

Members of the Bingham Fellows Class of 2014 are: Anita P. Barbee, Ph.D., University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work; Craig Blakely, Ph.D., University of Louisville, School of Public Health and Information Sciences; Charles Booker, Kentucky Legislative Research Commission; Tara Brinkmoeller, Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville; Rene Brown, Living Faith Christian Ministries; Fr. John Burke, Archdiocese of Louisville; Sandra Chambers, Jefferson Community & Technical College; Dan Crutcher, Louisville Magazine/Louisville.com; Amy Curry, Frost Brown Todd LLC; Angie Evans, Community Foundation of Louisville; Bill Eversole, Bill Eversole, CPA; Kathleen Exline, Norton Healthcare;


Rev. Jamesetta Ferguson, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ; Kay Frazier, Archdiocese of Louisville, Office of Multicultural Ministry; Mary Grissom, Metro United Way; Adam Hall, Fifth Third Bank; Bill Hollander, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP; Howard L. Holloman, Jr., GE Appliances / YMCA of Greater Louisville Association; Demetrius Holloway, Stites & Harbison, PLLC; Heather Johnson, Yum! Brands, Inc. / KFC ; Ed Krebs, K. Norman Berry Associates Architects PLLC; Aundrea Lewis, KentuckyOne Health; Rob Locke, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville, Inc.; Gretchen Milliken, Louisville Metro Government; Libby Mills, Restorative Justice Louisville; Brian Phillips, LG&E and KU Energy; Steve Poe, Poe Companies; Diane Porter, Jefferson County Public Schools;

Jean Porter, The Courier-Journal; Woodford R. Porter, Jr., A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home; Harvetta Ray, Family Scholar House; Jennifer Recktenwald, Volunteers of America of Kentucky; James Reddish, Greater Louisville Inc.; Danette Rhoads, Papa John’s International; Pam Rice, Neighborhood House; Johnetta Roberts, Community Ventures Corporation; Dave Simpson, Ph.D., University of Louisville, School of Urban Planning; Sarah Steenrod, West End School; Pamela Stevenson, Consultant; Vincent Walker, JPMorgan Chase; Micheal White, America’s Finest Filters, Inc.; Katina Whitlock, Louisville Metro Government; Matisa Wilbon, Ph.D., Bellarmine University; and Cynthia Williams, Brown-Forman Corporation.

More about the Bingham Fellows Class of 2014 topic: Investing in West Louisville’s Path to Prosperity.

While it is home to 60,000 of the city’s residents and encompasses several historical neighborhoods, West Louisville lags behind the rest of the city in median household income, education attainment, and home ownership and value. There is a groundswell of interest from our top corporations, universities, foundations, and community leaders centered on investing in a path to prosperity for West Louisville. The 2014 class of social entrepreneurs will identify and build on the strengths in West Louisville and serve as catalysts for neighborhood transformation.

About the Bingham Fellows program:

The Bingham Fellows program is the advanced leadership program of the Leadership Louisville Center. For over 20 years, Bingham Fellows has provided experienced leaders with the opportunity to put into practice the skills that credential them as a leader of leaders. Side by side with peers, participants work to develop dynamic and innovative solutions to our community’s most pressing challenges.

Bingham Fellows was created in 1988 through a $500,000 endowment from the Mary and Barry Bingham Sr. Fund. The participants are social entrepreneurs who have a vision and the ability to assemble the resources required to implement that vision and address obvious social needs.  Now entering its 22st year, the Bingham Fellows have had an impressive track record of providing emerging issues with visibility and momentum.