2016 Leadership Louisville Luncheon

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Louisville Marriott Downtown

LGE_presentedby_white bg_130rgbOn August 23rd, the 2016 Leadership Louisville Luncheon gathered the region’s most influential leaders in business, government, nonprofits and civic engagement. In addition to hosting a guest mayor, this year the Leadership Louisville Center made an announcement about it’s plans to search for a new downtown headquarters.

News stories about the event:
Leadership Louisville Center launches search for new downtown headquarters – Louisville Business First

Video: Conversation with Mayor Landrieu and Mayor Fischer

If you missed this year’s luncheon, don’t miss this conversation between the mayors of Louisville and New Orleans about strategies for dealing with similar issues in both cities, moderated by Renee Murphy of WHAS-TV.

Photo highlights

View photos on Facebook or on the Leadership Louisville Center website, including great shots of the more than 1,000 attendees, the mayors, and the awesome Billy Goat Strut Revue!

Keynote Speaker Bio: Mayor Mitchell Landrieu of New Orleans


Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, is the guest mayor at the 2016 Leadership Louisville Luncheon.

On August 23rd, Louisville area leaders had the chance to hear from the driving force behind New Orleans’ tremendous economic revitalization, Mayor Mitchell Landrieu.

As part of this year’s Leadership Louisville Luncheon, Landrieu discussed successes and shared insights on encouraging entrepreneurship, expanding technology and leveraging authenticity for lasting economic success. For decades, Landrieu has played a pivotal role in attracting tourism and talent to his home state of Louisiana. As lieutenant governor, he led the effort to rebuild the state’s tourism industry, launching a Cultural Economy Initiative to grow jobs in Louisiana’s culture, music, food and film industries. Now, under his leadership as mayor, New Orleans has been named the top metropolitan area for economic recovery, a model for school reform and, most recently, a hub for high-tech jobs and entrepreneurship. With unique, colorful cultures and storied civic traditions, Louisville and New Orleans have quite a bit in common – and plenty of room to grow.


Louisville Gas and Electric Company again supported the Leadership Louisville Luncheon as the presenting sponsor.

Contact us about sponsoring the 2017 Luncheon

Presenting sponsor

LG&E and KY Energy

Gold Sponsors

Brown-Forman CorporationIL_Logo_OUTLINE_vFinal_RGBOgle Foundation

Kentucky Association of Counties

VIP Reception Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

Anthem Blue Cross Blue ShieldBusiness FirstDBS-Interactive_193x86Doe AndersonFifth Third BankStites & HarbisonTandem Public Relations

Bronze Sponsors


CBRE|LouisvilleD.D. WilliamsonFrost Brown ToddGELDG_Development_logo_193x86Louisville Metro TVLouisville public media_193x86MPI PrintingNeustar-logo_193x86

Hilliard Lyons

Table Sponsors

21c Museum Hotels LLC
Advance Ready Mix Concrete, Inc.
Al J. Schneider Company
Advanced Electrical Systems, Inc.
Archdiocese of Louisville
Argent Trust Company
AT&T Kentucky
Bellarmine University
Churchill Downs Inc.
Community Foundation of Louisville
Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Farm Credit Mid-America
Forcht Bank
Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
Hilliard Lyons
Horseshoe Southern Indiana
Houston-Johnson, Inc.
Humana Inc.
IMI – Irving Materials, Inc.
Jefferson County Public Schools
K. Norman Berry Associates Architects
Kentucky State Fair Board
KentuckyOne Health
Kosair Charities
Landscape Structures and Countryside Play Structures
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Louisville Marriott Downtown
Louisville Metro Government
MCM CPAs & Advisors
Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD)
Messer Construction Co.
Northwestern Mutual
Norton Healthcare
Papa John’s International
Passport Health Plan
PNC Bank
Portland Investment Initiative
Republic Bank
Spalding University
Stoll Keenon Ogden
Transit Authority of River City (TARC)
Texas Roadhouse
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America
The Underwriters Group, Inc.
University of Louisville Athletics
University of Louisville College of Business MBA Programs
University of Louisville University Advancement
Volunteers of America Mid-States
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP
Yum! Brands, Inc.

Special Thanks

Axxis, Inc.
Billy Goat Strut Revue
Millennium Events
Renee Murphy, WHAS-TV