Leadership Louisville Class of 2022 Graduates – Congratulations to 57 leaders who completed nationally recognized program!


After ten months, fifty-seven regional leaders graduated as the Leadership Louisville Class of 2022 on May 17.  They are the 43rd class of the Leadership Louisville Center’s signature program for established community leaders. Since 1979, Leadership Louisville has ensured that the community’s most influential and esteemed leaders are knowledgeable about issues, well-networked and passionate about the success of the region. These talented leaders spent one year going on exclusive tours and having hands-on experiences, all with area leaders who take on our community’s biggest challenges every day. Armed with new knowledge, connections and perspectives, Leadership Louisville graduates are prepared to take their places as effective community leaders. The Leadership Louisville Class of 2023 will be announced in July 2022. The Leadership Louisville Class of 2023 will be announced in July. Want to learn more about the program? Contact Aimee Jewell, ajewell@leadershiplouisville.org, the Center’s Engagement Manager. See a list of over 40 years of Leadership Louisville graduates.

“In today’s world, it’s critical that we have leaders who are knowledgeable of our history and who understand the complexity of the challenges we face as a community. And despite our best intentions, we are often socially segregated as we go through our professional and personal lives,” said Cynthia Knapek, president of Leadership Louisville Center. “The 57 members of the 2022 Leadership Louisville class embarked on a life- and community-changing journey that has prepared them for meaningful impact on our region’s growth and success. We’re excited to see how this new understanding and connections will enable them the organizations they represent to impact the greater good.”

The fifty-seven members of the Leadership Louisville Class of 2022 are: (View photo roster)

Nicki Belcher, WHAS 11; Glynita Bell, Heart 2 Heart Wellness Center; Ideisha Bellamy, Maryhurst, Inc.; Valerie Briones-Pryor, M.D., Greater Louisville Medical Society/UofL Health; Greg Bromley, Republic Bank; Julie Burns, GE Appliances, a Haier company; Meg Campbell, University of Louisville; Thomas Carver, BKD CPAs & Advisors, LLP; Beth Clingaman, Sacred Heart Schools; Douglas Craddock, Ph.D., University of Louisville; Meredith De Renzo, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana; Kim Dickey, Schneider Electric ESS; Lee Dorsey, Doe-Anderson Inc.; Tiffany Fabing, Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence; Rebecca Fleischaker, Louisville Downtown Partnership; Cori Gadansky, Community Coordinated Child Care | 4-C; Ann Georgehead, Fifth Third Bank; Jessica Hardin, ID+A, Inc; Katrina Harmon, The RBL Group; Kevin Hisel, DDW The Color House | DDWilliamson; Danielle Jackson, Delta Dental of Kentucky; La’ Keisha James, Trilogy Health Services; Adria Johnson, Metro United Way; Robert Kapfhammer, Ad Cucina; Shannon Karol, J.B. Speed Art Museum; Ashely Klein, AssuredPartners; Kate Lacy Crosby, Tachau Meek; Justin Leighty, Baptist Health Foundation Louisville; Rebecca Mark, Farm Credit Mid-America; Michael Marshall, Ed.D. Bellarmine University; Steven McCarty, Miranda Construction, LLC; Christine McGarvey, Kindred Healthcare; Vanessa McPhail, Ed.D., Jefferson County Public Schools | JCPS; Stephanie Moore, Louisville Zoo; Amy Nall, Archdiocese of Louisville; LaWanda Page, Brown-Forman Corporation; Andrew Palmer, Frost Brown Todd LLC; Keith Phillips, Humana Inc.; Nakristia Pitts, Seven Counties Services Inc.; Von Purdy, Simmons College of Kentucky; Phil Ransdell, Fifth Third Bank; Jeremy Rogers, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Sara Sahni, Norton Healthcare; Mike Slaton, Louisville Pride Foundation; Aleece Smith, Kentuckiana Works; Ben Sollee, Tin Ear Productions, LLC; Elizabeth Strehl, Humana Inc.; Neal Sullivan, David Novak Leadership; Keli Taylor, Material Handling Systems; Michael Tigue, Louisville Water Company; Kevin Uyisenga, See Forward Ministries; Kwane Watson, DMD, Kare Mobile Inc; Elizabeth Wessels-Martin, Center for Women & Families; Jordan White, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP; Patricia Williams, Wesley House Community Services; Stuart Wilson, LG&E and KU Energy; Christopher Yost, GBBN Architects; and Sam Zuege, Norton Healthcare

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About the Leadership Louisville Center:

The Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. With a purpose to inspire and equip leaders to be better and do better, it has graduated over 10,000 through its civic programs since 1979. The Center is recognized as a national best practice and is known for its dynamic programming and strong community connections. Programming includes five social impact leadership programs (Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows and Encore Louisville), leadership skills training courses presented through the Leadership Green Room, and events designed to connect leaders and motivate positive change. Learn more at www.leadershiplouisville.org.

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