2015 Leadership Louisville Luncheon2015 Leadership Louisville Luncheon – Tuesday, August 11

The Galt House | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

LG&E and KU Energy

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.

Keynote Speaker

The Honorable Karl Dean, Mayor of Nashville

Mayor Karl DeanThe 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.

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See photos of the 2014 Luncheon

See news coverage of the 2014 event: Business FirstInsider Louisville.

Presenting sponsor

LG&E and KY Energy

Diamond Sponsor

Baptist Healthcare System

Gold Sponsors

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Brown-Forman CorporationInsider LouisvilleOgle Foundation
Kentucky Association of Counties
Norton Healthcare

VIP Reception Sponsor

Stoll Keenon Ogden

Silver Sponsors

Business FirstDoe Anderson53-Bank_193x86Tandem Public Relations

Bronze Sponsors

ChaseCompaniesWoodThe Courier-Journal
CBRE|LouisvilleD.D. WilliamsonFrost Brown ToddGEHilliard LyonsHorseshoe Southern IndianaLouisville Metro TVMPI PrintingStites & Harbison
* Sponsors as of June 30, 2015
Baptist Health
Bellarmine University
Churchill Downs
Dean Dorton
Ford Motor Company
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Louisville, Inc.
Hilliard Lyons
Papa John’s International
Poe Companies
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
WHAS11-TV
U.S. Bank