2016 Leadership Louisville Luncheon – Tuesday, August 23

Louisville Marriott Downtown

LGE_presentedby_white bg_130rgbThe 2016 Leadership Louisville Luncheon will gather the region’s most influential leaders in business, government, nonprofits and civic engagement. The 2016 keynote, the mayor of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities, will join us to share his city’s successes and challenges. The guest mayor will be announced in early May. Make plans today to join us!

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Individuals: $75 | Table Sponsorships (8 seats plus sponsor benefits) $1500

Highlights from the 2015 Leadership Louisville Luncheon


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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: mayor-dean-2_300x200
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)

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Best feel good moment:  Opening video and song featuring Leadership Louisville Center programs and 2015 graduates.

Best event feature: Fun with Louisville Festivals

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Best sponsor ‘plug’: paul-thompson_300x200
LG&E – Electric Avenue
(See “Fun Moments” video)

Most exciting Leadership Louisville Center news: 2016 Bingham Fellows topic announced and The Leadership Green Room launched!


Best photo of Nashville Mayor Karl Dean (and security detail): dean-security_300x

Best quote shared by Cynthia: CK2_300x200

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali

Most powerful Mayoral move: Old_Fashioned_drink_x200 Mayor Fischer’s proclamation of the Old-Fashioned as Louisville’s official bourbon drink.

See photos of the 2015 Luncheon

See news coverage of the 2015 event: Business First, Courier-Journal


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.


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

Contact us about sponsoring the 2016 Luncheon