2015 Leadership Louisville Luncheon – Tuesday, August 11
The Galt House
THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED AND ALL OF OUR SPONSORS
With your support, Louisville’s biggest and best networking luncheon was a record-breaking success! With more than 1,000 attendees representing over 320 companies, the 2015 Leadership Louisville Luncheon gathered the region’s most influential leaders in business, government, nonprofits and civic engagement.
TOP 10 MOMENTS FROM THE 2015 LEADERSHIP LOUISVILLE LUNCHEON
Most quoted moment:
Mayor Dean touted the TV show Nashville as a boon to his city for the national awareness and economic impact…. In response to Shannon Cogan’s follow up question, Mayor Fischer suggests a Louisville TV show based on the book Bourbon Kings, and says a few key words not often heard from stage!
Most important takeaway:
Louisville can learn a lot from Nashville, including the can-do culture, big ideas and push towards growth, all while holding close and capitalizing on their unique culture. Can Louisville build on bourbonism the way Nashville has built on ‘Music City?’ Public-private partnerships are critical.
Most exciting surprise: Like pied pipers, the River City Drum Corps brings the crowd into the room with a great show, the opening act for special guest musician Ben Sollee!
(See “Fun Moments” video)
Best feel good moment: Opening video and song featuring Leadership Louisville Center programs and 2015 graduates.
Best event feature: Fun with Louisville Festivals
Best photo of Nashville Mayor Karl Dean (and security detail):
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali
See photos of the 2015 Luncheon
See news coverage of the 2015 event: Business First, Courier-Journal
2015 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The Honorable Karl Dean, Mayor of Nashville
This year Mayor Karl Dean from Nashville, Tennessee was the keynote speaker. Mayor Dean discussed how his city, once smaller than Louisville, has become a Southern boom town by building on its roots as the “Music City.” See news coverage of the event, “Nashville mayor: Partnerships key to our success.”
SPECIAL THANKS TO LG&E
Louisville Gas and Electric Company again supported the Leadership Louisville Luncheon as the presenting sponsor.
VIP Reception Sponsor
21c Museum Hotels LLC
Advanced Electrical Systems, Inc.
Archdiocese of Louisville
Argent Trust Company
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Parks & Weisberg Realtors
Dinsmore & Shohl
Farm Credit Mid-America
Ford Motor Company
The Galt House
Greater Louisville Inc.
Horseshoe Southern Indiana
IMI – Irving Materials, Inc.
Jefferson Community & Technical College
Jefferson County Public Schools
K. Norman Berry Associates Architects
Kentucky State Fair Board
Landscape Structures/CountrySide Play Structures
L.B. Schmidt & Associates, LLC
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Louisville Metro Government
Luckett & Farley
MCM CPAs & Advisors
Messer Construction Co.
Metro United Way
Papa John’s International
Portland Investment Initiative
Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice PLLC
Sunrise Children’s Services
Transit Authority of River City (TARC)
University Advancement, University of Louisville
University of Louisville College of Business
Volunteers of America of Kentucky
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP
Yum! Brands, Inc.