LOUISVILLE (July 19, 2017) – The Leadership Louisville Center has selected the Leadership Louisville Class of 2018 — the 39th class of the Center’s signature program for established community leaders.
Since 1979, Leadership Louisville has ensured that the community’s most influential and esteemed leaders are knowledgeable about issues, well-networked and passionate about the success of the region. These talented leaders will spend ten months going on exclusive tours and having hands-on experiences, all with area leaders who take on our community’s biggest challenges every day.
Armed with new knowledge, connections and perspectives, Leadership Louisville graduates are prepared to take their places as effective community leaders.
The Leadership Louisville program will begin in August 2017 and run through May 2018. The sixty members of the Leadership Louisville Class of 2018 are: (View photo roster)
Deena Kinkade Adams, The American Lung Association in Kentucky; Waleed Bahouth, Humana Inc.; Jon Baughman, American Founders Bank; Doug Bennett, Louisville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau; Lisa Benson, Louisville Business First; Derek Bland, HJI Supply Chain Solutions; Allison Brown, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP; Lisa Butcher, Republic Bank; Frederick Bw’Ombongi, KentuckyOne Health; Ellen Call, Charter Communications; Daniel Cameron, Frost Brown Todd LLC; Heather Cash, Community Foundation of Louisville; James Cole, Middleton Reutlinger; Dwayne Compton, Ed.D., University of Louisville; Joshua Crawford, Pegasus Institute; Katie Dailinger, Office of the Mayor; JP Davis, Fund for the Arts; Ylonda Davis, Dant Clayton Corporation; John Desmarais, GE Appliances; Dena Dossett, Jefferson County Public Schools; Douglas Edwards, Humana Inc.;
Taunya Eshenbaugh, Delta Dental of Kentucky; Michael Esposito, Jr., Norton Healthcare; Patrick Farnan, Fifth Third Bank; Joseph Flynn, D.O., Norton Cancer Institute, Norton Healthcare; Matthew Gibson, Kentucky Derby Festival, Inc; Summer Goldman, Farm Credit Mid-America; Tink Guthrie, Archdiocese of Louisville; Edith Halbleib, Jefferson Circuit Court; Norris Hamilton, Horseshoe Southern Indiana; Christopher Hart, Spalding University; Ed Hartless, Cordish Company / Fourth Street Live!; Scott Hesseltine, Centerstone of Kentucky; Alex Hill, Brown-Forman Corporation; Stacey Huff, MCM CPAs & Advisors; Becky Hughes, DMLO, CPAs; Adam Keal, EY; Patti Klika, Commonwealth Sign; Kathy Boswell Knotts, The Gheens Foundation; Jennifer Kueber-Rassiga, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; David Mattingly, WAVE 3 News; Jim Mattingly, Kindred Healthcare;
Kitty McKune, New Directions Housing Corporation; Nora FitzGerald Meldrum, Texas Roadhouse; Michael Merrick, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Scott Neff, The Glenview Trust Company; Megan Panella, Keller Williams Realty Louisville East; Jason Pierce, Boy Scouts of America, Lincoln Heritage Council; Michael Rabkin, Passport Health Plan; Stephanie Renner, PBI Bank, Inc.; Paul Robinson, Home of the Innocents; Reylene Medina Robinson, Uspiritus; Scott Schaftlein, Accenture; Valerie Sickles, Alpha Media; Wayne Tuckson, M.D. Greater Louisville Medical Society; Thomas Wallace, PNC Bank; Jay Warren, LG&E and KU Energy LLC; Jill Wilcox, JPMorgan Chase; Karen Wilhite, Adecco; and Matt Zeiger, Yum! Brands.
About the Leadership Louisville Center: Created in 1979, the Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. Its mission is to grow and connect a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a world-class community through dynamic programming and strong community connections. Over 7,000 community leaders have graduated from the Center’s programs that include Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows, and Encore Louisville. The Leadership Green Room was launched in 2015 and serves as the training and talent development arm of the Center, expanding the resources available to the region’s business community and employee base. In 2011, the Leadership Louisville Center was recognized as one of the top seven community leadership programs in the U.S. in a benchmark study by the Center for Creative Leadership, the “gold standard” global provider of executive leadership education and research. Learn more at www.leadershiplouisville.org.