Speakers discuss economy, ways executive can impact their communities
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2014) — Twenty-five new executives to Kentucky, representing a variety of industries and communities, gathered Thursday in Frankfort at the Senate Chambers to hear from some of Kentucky’s most influential leaders.
The event, sponsored by Leadership Kentucky, featured Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester; House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg; Wil James Jr., president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky; former University of Kentucky president Dr. Lee Todd Jr., and Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes. In addition, a special panel discussion regarding business, healthcare, education and technology was led by KET moderator Renee Shaw with former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins, James, Todd, and Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at UK.
Leadership Kentucky’s statewide leadership program encourages program participants to “Change Your State.” Kentucky’s economic pulse was discussed and the guest speakers emphasized ways these new executives can impact their communities and government.