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GLI to honor bridges group and Louisville City team

Louisville, Ky. –  Greater Louisville Inc. will be honoring two groups of people who were instrumental in bringing major changes to Louisville last year with the Silver Fleur-de-Lis at the upcoming annual meeting on January 26th, 2016.

The Bridges Coalition will be honored for their work in organizing the construction of the new Ohio River bridges.  Representing the Bridges Coalition will be Ed Glasscock and Kerry Stemler. Both men served as co-chairs of the Coalition (Glasscock from 2007-2010 and Stemler from 2009-2012). The Coalition mobilized construction of the Abraham Lincoln and East End Bridges after decades of delay by convening civic, elected and business leadership from more than 20 diverse organizations in Kentucky and Indiana.

Louisville City Football Club will be honored with a Silver Fleur-de-Lis as well. Wayne Estopinal and Michael Mountjoy will accept the award for their leadership and partnership in bringing minor league soccer to Louisville.  Estopinal raised $3 million to bring the franchise here, founded the team, and continues to have an ownership stake in Louisville City FC.  Mountjoy directed an LLC made up of private investors that includes Gill Holland, Matthew Barzun, and Peritus Founder and Principal Tim Mulloy that funds Louisville City. Metro Government just announced a private study to look at the possibility of building a stand-alone stadium for the team with the possibility that the team may expand in the years to come.  If it were not for this group of business leaders, Louisville City FC would not exist.

The Silver Fleur-de-Lis was created by GLI to recognize outstanding commitments andachievements over the past year in making the Louisville community a better place in which to live and work.

The Greater Louisville Inc. Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Louisville Palace located at 625 S 4th Street in Louisville.  Delivering this year’s keynote will be Mark Bertolini, Chairman and CEO of Aetna.