The Leadership Louisville Luncheon

2014 Leadership Louisville Luncheon

Thursday, August 28    Louisville Marriott Downtown

LG&E and KU Energy

Thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees!

We appreciate the support of all of our sponsors and more than 900 community members for stepping up to support the 2014 Leadership Louisville Luncheon.

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See news coverage of the event: Business First, Insider Louisville.

Louisville’s biggest and best networking luncheon

The annual Leadership Louisville Luncheon convenes the region’s most influential leaders in business, government, nonprofits and civic engagement. This year’s theme “Step Up Louisville,” focused on informing and inspiring action around building a world-class community in the Louisville region.

Our Keynote Speaker

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayor of Baltimore

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore

Louisville gave a rousing welcome to the Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore on August 28thMayor Rawlings-Blake shared the tough choices she’s had to make as a leader, how her long-term financial strategy is serving to balance her city’s budget as well as make investments to grow, and she gave examples on how she is tackling issues including the city’s workforce, taxes, schools and vacant housing. 

Mayor Rawlings-Blake serves as vice president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). In 2010, she was elected by her fellow mayors to the USCM Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Mayor’s Water Council, and the Criminal and Social Justice Standing Committee.

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Brad Rives

Brad Rives, chief administrative officer, LG&E and KU, welcomes guests and introduces mayors Greg Fischer and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Photo by Jessie Kriech

Mayors Greg Fischer and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Mayors Greg Fischer, Louisville, and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore, discuss the difficult choices necessary to help a community step up. Photo by Jessie Kriech

Tom Owen

Tom Owen, Ph.D., accepts the 2014 Spirit of Yes! award from Cynthia Knapek, president of the Leadership Louisville Center. Photo by Tim Valentino

Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS) cast of "Hairspray"

Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS) cast of “Hairspray” welcomes Mayor Rawlings-Blake with a performance of “Good Morning Baltimore.” Photo by Jessie Kriech


Presenting sponsor

LG&E and KY Energy

Diamond Sponsor

Baptist Healthcare System

Gold Sponsors

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Brown-Forman CorporationOgle Foundation

Kentucky Association of Counties
Ogle Foundation
Norton Healthcare

VIP Reception Sponsor

Stoll Keenon Ogden

Silver Sponsors

Business FirstDoe Anderson
Fifth Third BankTandem Public Relations

Bronze Sponsors

CBRE|LouisvilleChaseCompaniesWoodThe Courier-JournalD.D. WilliamsonFrost Brown Todd
GEHorseshoe Southern IndianaLouisville Metro TVMPI PrintingStites & Harbison