2015 Leadership Louisville Luncheon – Tuesday, August 11
The Galt House | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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, “A Great City Never Stops Being Built,” focuses on the vision and calculated risks demanded by world-class cities.
The Honorable Karl Dean, Mayor of Nashville
The twice-elected Mayor Dean is the sixth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. While in office, he has been steadfast in improving schools, making neighborhoods safer and bringing more and better jobs to Nashville. He works to sustain and improve Nashville’s high quality of life through numerous initiatives that promote health, sustainability and volunteerism.
Mayor Dean has pushed for the city to not rest on its laurels and has led innovative education initiatives to garner private and philanthropic support to help students graduate and become fully prepared for success in college and career. He’s been aggressive about business recruitment and retention and his approach to economic development has been anchored by investing and building upon what the city already does well. With a growing population, Mayor Dean has been proactive in protecting the area’s high quality of life through infrastructure and sustainable practices. He supports the enhancement of mass transit, as well as infrastructure that creates a walkable, bikeable city that has plenty of parks and open space.
Mayor Dean first held public office when he was elected as Nashville’s Public Defender in 1990, a post he was re-elected to in 1994 and 1998. He served as Metro Law Director from 1999 to January 2007, when he resigned to run for the office of mayor. Mayor Dean completed the program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1999. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt.
Invest in Building a Great City as an event sponsor
Louisville Gas and Electric Company generously supports the Leadership Louisville Luncheon as the presenting sponsor. Action happens when leaders of influence are at the table – don’t miss this opportunity to take your seat.
See photos of the 2014 Luncheon
See news coverage of the 2014 event: Business First, Insider Louisville.
VIP Reception Sponsor
Archdiocese of Louisville
Dinsmore & Shohl
The Galt House
IMI – Irving Materials, Inc.
Jefferson County Public Schools
K. Norman Berry Associates Architects
Louisville Metro Government
Messer Construction Co.
Metro United Way
Portland Investment Initiative
St. Xavier High School
Sunrise Children’s Services
Transit Authority of River City (TARC)
University Advancement, University of Louisville
University of Louisville College of Business
Volunteers of America of Kentucky
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
Yum! Brands, Inc.