Announcing Bingham Fellows Class of 2017 – Topic is “Winning the Talent of the Future”

IMG_2628_560Forty-one community leaders selected for Bingham Fellows Class of 2017 

From a very competitive pool of candidates, forty-one community leaders have been selected to participate in the Leadership Louisville Center’s Bingham Fellows Class of 2017.  The topic for the 2017 Bingham Fellows is: Winning the Talent of the Future.  The class will work to advance Louisville’s ability to develop, retain and attract the talent we need to compete and thrive.  The 2017 class is generously supported by The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS).

Bingham Fellows 2017 is generously supported by funds from The UPS Foundation

Bingham Fellows 2017 is generously supported by funds from The UPS Foundation

As with every Bingham Fellows program year, the class is made up of a talented group of local leaders with a broad knowledge base and range of experience on the topic. Beginning January 19, participants will be asked to tap into their imagination and talent, gathering critical resources to create social change. They will experience an unmatched practicum in change management and group dynamics to move the needle on this important community issue.  Throughout the program year, the class will meet with topic experts, learn from national best practices and work together to give this issue visibility and momentum for positive change.


Members of the Bingham Fellows Class of 2017 are (link to photo roster):

Capt. Mike Ausley, UPS; Tony Bohn, Norton Healthcare; Christen Boone, Fund for the Arts; Daniel Borsch, Rivalry Restaurant Group; John Brown, PNC Bank; Steve Bryant, RunSwitch PR; Amabelle Camba, CASA, Inc.; Beth Davisson, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Jim Ensign, Republic Bank; Timothy Findley Jr., Kingdom Fellowship CLC; Michael Fine, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP; Sharnika Glenn, UPS; John Guthrie, Louisville Distilled; Sandra Hinojosa Hubbard, Teach Kentucky; A.J. Hubbard, Humana Inc.; Ann Marie Kelly, YPAL;

Michele Koch, Humana Inc.; Eugene Krentsel, Ph.D., University of Louisville; Angela Leet, ALEETCO; Brian McAdams, Ph.D., Family Scholar House; Tonya Miller, GE Appliances; Christie Moore, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Patrick Mutchler, Johnson & Johnson; Thomas O’Brien, III, Frost Brown Todd LLC; Sean O’Leary, Edj Analytics, LLC; Ashley Parker, Parker & Klein Real Estate; Cheryl Penava, Mortenson Dental Partners; Kim Reed, Louisville Water Company; Patte Schamore, Brown-Forman Corporation;

Kelly Schmidt, Yum! Brands, Inc.; Todd Schmiedeler, Ed.D., Trilogy Health Services; Telly Sellars, Ed.D., Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC); Stacey Servo, Greater Louisville Inc.; Eric Seto, Interapt; Mary Stoddard, Ed.D., Stoddard & Associates PLLC; Judy Tiell, Jewish Family & Career Services; David Tummonds, LG&E and KU Energy; Lisa Twohey, Texas Roadhouse; Bryan Warren, Louisville Metro Government; and Kristin Wingfeld, Jefferson County Public Schools.


More about the 2017 Topic: Winning the Talent of the Future

Louisville, and the rest of the U.S., has seen a major shift in its workforce over the last 30 years. Manufacturing jobs have declined while service and technical jobs have increased, and the skills needed to fill these jobs have changed as well. With a strong tradition of manufacturing, Louisville was significantly affected by this shift, and we have fallen behind our peer cities in attracting new talent, particularly millennials, and training our existing residents with the skills needed to fill the jobs of today.  In order for Louisville to stay competitive and have a thriving economy, we must aggressively develop talent locally, as well as recruit and attract skilled professionals.  The Bingham Fellows Class of 2017 will work to advance Louisville’s ability to develop, retain and attract the talent we need to compete and thrive.


About the Bingham Fellows program:

The Bingham Fellows program is the advanced leadership program of the Leadership Louisville Center.  For over 20 years, Bingham Fellows has provided experienced leaders with the opportunity to put into practice the skills that credential them as a leader of leaders.  Side by side with peers, participants work to develop dynamic and innovative solutions to our community’s most pressing challenges. Bingham Fellows was created in 1988 through a $500,000 endowment from the Mary and Barry Bingham Sr. Fund. The participants are social entrepreneurs who have both a vision and the ability to assemble the resources required to implement that vision and address obvious social needs.  Now entering its 25th year, the Bingham Fellows have had an impressive track record of providing emerging issues with visibility and momentum.  In recent years, they’ve developed the West Louisville community development organization OneWest, contributed to the development of a long-term vision for our community, enhanced environmental responsibility through initiatives at the grassroots and policy levels, worked to attract and retain talent with an internship program now managed by Greater Louisville Inc. and helped form the Kentucky Indiana Exchange, a regional leadership coalition.  The impact of the Fellows goes back to the 1990s with the creation of The Housing Partnership, construction of the Presbyterian Community Center, growth of local farmers’ markets and numerous other positive outcomes.


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

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For more information, contact:

Holly Prather, Vice President

Direct: (502) 753-6503  Main: (502) 561-0458