Focus Louisville drives into 2014 with Ford Motor Company as new presenting sponsor – registration open

For immediate release:

Registration for spring sessions now open – Feb. 13-15 and Apr. 10-12


Louisville, Kentucky (December 30, 2013) – The Leadership Louisville Center’s Focus Louisville program will drive into 2014 with a new presenting sponsor, Ford Motor Company.  For nearly 30 years, the 2 ½ day program has served as the gateway for business and community leaders to explore Louisville from the inside out, leaving participants with new knowledge and connections and ready to lead as engaged citizens. Focus Louisville is offered four times annually and registration is now open at for spring sessions: February 13-15 and April 10-12. 

“As the home of thousands of Ford Motor Company employees, we’re invested in having strong leadership and fostering a sense of community in Louisville,” said Gabby Bruno, Regional Government Affairs Manager, Ford Motor Company.  “High quality programs like Focus Louisville allow us to take an active role in empowering more citizens to be engaged in the success of the region.”

Focus Louisville details:

With over 5,000 graduates and over 100 sessions, Focus Louisville is now in its 29th year and is offered four times annually: February, April, September and November.  The program spans 2 ½ days and offers a whirlwind “behind the scenes” tour of the community, exploring Louisville’s history, culture, business community, economy, arts scene, educational system, social services network and government.  Participants experience hands-on learning and connections with the top leaders in every segment of our community. Focus Louisville graduates come away with knowledge of what Louisville has to offer, expanded networks across industries and sectors, increased exposure for their organizations, and are empowered to truly engage as a citizen.

Over 200 leaders, from CEOs to community volunteers, participate in Focus Louisville every year, representing the region’s top companies and nearly every industry. The program cost is $600 with scholarships available based on need.  To get more information or to register, call (502) 561-0458 or visit www.leadershiplouisville.orgFocus Louisville is sponsored by Ford Motor Company.


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 6,000 community leaders have graduated from the Center’s programs that include Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville and Bingham Fellows.  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.

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For more information, contact:

Holly Prather
Vice President – Marketing
Main: 502.561.0458   Direct: 502.753.6503