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Louisville’s economic development chief to speak at NAWMBA event June 13

Mary Ellen Wiederwohl
Mary Ellen Wiederwohl

The Louisville Professional Chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) will host Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, chief at Louisville Forward, as guest speaker at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 at the Ormsby Three office building, lower level, 10200 Forest Green Boulevard.

This interview-style event will feature moderator Cara Silletto of Crescendo Strategies.

During the event, Wiederwohl will discuss the impact of women in leadership in Louisville. In addition, attendees can network and build relationships with fellow female professionals in our city.  Non-members and students are welcome to attend.

“As Chief of Louisville Forward, Mary Ellen keeps her eye on the key trends and developments that help shape and create our vibrant city,”said Jill Morzillo, President of the NAWMBA Louisville Professional Chapter. “This event will allow Mary Ellen to share her knowledge with women in our community, many of whom are poised to help lead our city’s growth and development.”

About Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, Chief, Louisville Forward

Mary Ellen Wiederwohl joined Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration in 2012. In 2014, Fischer tapped her to lead Louisville Forward – the city’s new, integrated approach to economic and community development.

Louisville Forward combines business attraction, expansion, and retention activities with all of the city’s real estate functions and talent development to present a unified solution for job growth and quality of place.  Louisville Forward has been named a Top Ten Economic Development Organization three times (2014, 2015, 2016) by Site Selection Magazine, the leading trade publication for economic development, with announced projects totaling over $3.7 billion of investment and more than 18,000 new jobs over the last three years.

Wiederwohl has provided leadership for several of Mayor Fischer’s major initiatives, including his Strategic Plan, the Vision Louisville 25-year advanced plan, the Move Louisville strategic multi-modal transportation plan, the city’s first sustainability plan, the Global Louisville Action Plan and the Vision Russell Initiative, which recently won a HUD Choice Neighborhoods implementation grant.

Before joining the Fischer administration, Wiederwohl worked in public affairs in both the public and private sectors.

To register for this event, visit http://nawmba.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=970830.

For more information about NAWMBA Louisville, contact Jill Morzillo at (502) 644-0253.