Mark your calendar for October 5, 2021 for this year’s can’t-miss event.

The annual Leadership Louisville Luncheon is a must-attend civic event that gathers over 1,000 of the region’s most influential leaders to build connections and together tackle the major issues of our time. Hosted annually by the Leadership Louisville Center, the event attracts attendees representing leaders from large corporations, small business, government, and the nonprofit community who want to help gain momentum for strategic regional priorities. Keynote speakers include top leaders from around the U.S. who can speak to our common challenges and opportunities to make Louisville a top-tier city.



10 am | Networking
11 am | Keynote Speaker: Max Siegel, CEO of USA Track & Field
12 pm | Lunch

About Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center

On what was once an uninhabitable brownfield, now sits the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center, filling a void in the local, regional, national, and international track and field community – spurring economic and community growth for black businesses and families, igniting a culture of change that passes asset and wealth building down to future generations. The Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center sits on the Louisville Urban League Sports & Learning Campus, a 24-acre, multi-sport complex located in Louisville’s Russell neighborhood that opened in February 2021.

Keynote Speaker

Max Siegel
CEO, USA Track & Field

As hundreds of Olympic athletes prepare and compete in an event that will change and define their careers, behind the scenes is a leader who has been planning and making way for their moments of glory. Max Siegel is a nationally renowned sports and entertainment executive who has been the CEO of USA Track & Field (USATF) since 2012. Under Siegel’s leadership and direction, USATF’s increased investment in sport science programs and prize money and the athlete revenue distribution plan have been the hallmarks of elite athlete funding and support that is unprecedented in the Olympic family.

His achievements at USATF further complement Siegel’s more than 25-year track record of financial growth and competitive success in sports and entertainment. He has made history already, first as the first African American to graduate with honors from The Notre Dame Law School and next as the highest ranking African-American executive in NASCAR while President of Global Operations at Dale Earnhardt Inc. He is an author, film producer, led one of the most profitable divisions in the Sony BMG system, is the owner of Rev Racing (where he led NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program), and is an active board member with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality.

At the 2021 Leadership Louisville Luncheon, we’ll kick off the event by learning from Siegel’s business success and community impact, as well as how sports can create positive change on matters of race and equality.

Why attend?

This premier networking event is your opportunity to build new relationships among our region’s top decision-makers and have a voice in a competitive vision for Louisville’s future. It is the gathering place for those committed to the success of our city and larger region, who also want to increase their organization’s visibility. You’ll hear from innovative leaders who challenge our current thinking and bring fresh ideas as we work to achieve more together. If you wish to be on the pulse of our community’s innovation and development and engage with those who are dedicated shaping that vision, don’t miss the 2021 Leadership Louisville Luncheon.




This annual event offers your organization the opportunity to be among an elite group of businesses and leaders who are the pulse of our community’s success. Click the button below for more information on sponsoring this event, or reach out to Jennifer Stevens at if you have any questions!