IncLOUsion, ERG Advisory Council

IncLOUsion is an employee resource group (ERG) advisory council with representatives from various organizations based in Louisville. Developed by the Leadership Louisville Center, the council’s purpose is to “equip and champion diverse talent to have a voice and be successful leaders in our workplace and communities.”

Goals of the council

  • Empower talented individuals who have been underrepresented to gain recognition and promotion into their organization’s leadership pipeline.
  • Transform the face of leadership in our community.
  • Ensure Louisville is recognized and known as the city where diverse talent thrives and succeeds.

Read the Business First Guest Comment: “Employee Resource Groups can drive inclusion efforts” by Lyndsay Railey and Brian Buford


December 10, 2020: How to Start an ERG (Employee Resource Group)

PNCPlease join the IncLOUsion Council, hosted by Leadership Louisville, with presenting sponsor PNC, for a free and engaging virtual event with Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders in the Louisville community. We will be discussing the how-to’s for starting and building up ERG’s at your company, along with best practice sharing from those who have, “been there, done that, got the t-shirt”. There will be time allotted for an engaging Q&A.
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Inaugural Event

On June 30th, IncLOUsion launched our inaugural event, “Celebrating PRIDE and a Historic Win for LGBT Rights, with speaker Alicia Pedreira.” You can watch a recording of the event here:

Advisory Council Members


Brian BufordBrian Buford is the director of Employee Development and Success at the University of Louisville and was the founding director of the university’s nationally-ranked LGBT Center.

Lyndsay RaileyLyndsay Railey is the director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Papa John’s, and in her role she manages Papa John’s Employee Resource Groups.


Shon Adams, Inclusion & Employee Engagement, LG&E and KU Energy, Manager

Yulonda Burris, Director of Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Norton Healthcare

Paula Caffer, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Brown-Forman Corporation

Brenda Cahill, Account Manager, Mercer

Ed Evans, Director of Talent Management and Diversity, KFC US

Jacqui Fritz, Talent and Development Manager, Kroger Co.

Miles Harrison, Senior Associate; D&I Committee, Frost Brown Todd

Sarah Klarer, Senior Communications Professional, Inclusion & Diversity, HR, Humana Inc.

Michele Koch, Chief Culture & People Development Officer, Chief Diversity Officer, Republic Bank

Mike Moll, Senior VP, D&I Committee, PNC Bank

Joe Monroe, Jr., ERB Director, Yum! Brands, Inc.

Becca Moore, Talent Acquisition Supervisor, UPS

Learn more

Please contact Zuri Johnson, Leadership Development Manager, Leadership Louisville Center, if you would like to receive IncLOUsion news, event updates, and more.

Special thanks to Humana for their support of this initiative.