2018 Leadership Louisville Luncheon

Register now for the
2018 Leadership Louisville Luncheon

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Omni Louisville

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The annual Leadership Louisville Luncheon convenes the region’s most influential leaders in business, government, nonprofit and civic engagement. Each year we partner with the Office of the Mayor to bring in a guest mayor from a major US city, to share challenges and solutions with Louisville’s civic leaders.

In 2018, we held the event at the fabulous new Omni Louisville Hotel. Sponsorship opportunities are available now for the 2019 event.

2018 Keynote speaker

Mayor Pete Buttigieg

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete ButtigiegMayor of South Bend, Indiana

Keynote speaker Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOOT edge-edge), was called, “The most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” by The Washington Post. He’s a Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar, Afghanistan veteran and counter-intelligence agent for the U.S. Navy, musician, businessman, polyglot (speaks 7 languages), and two-term millennial mayor of South Bend, Indiana.  Mayor Pete, as he’s called in South Bend, represents what a newer generation of leaders looks like. Besides his rising national prominence, he’s been able to put theory into practice and create solutions that make a difference in his city. His innovations span a broad range of initiatives, from essential urban services, infrastructure, and early childhood education, to economic development projects that address abandoned properties, cut unemployment in half and created a tech hub affiliated with Notre Dame.

Featured Panelist

Amy Liu

Vice President & Director of Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution and Adeline M. and Alfred I Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy

Moderator and national expert on cities and metro areas, Amy Liu, will lead a conversation with Mayors Fischer and Buttigieg on how leaders in business, government and civic sectors are working together to drive innovation and economic growth in a way that boosts productivity and living standards. She’ll share Brookings research on the impact of the digital economy, millennial leadership and the future of mid-size cities, followed by dialogue with the mayors on how to prepare for changes coming our way.


2019 Sponsorship Opportunities Available

  • Speaking opportunity from the podium at Diamond Level ($10,000)
  • Seat at the head table available at the Gold Level ($7,500)
  • Logo placement begins at the Bronze Level ($3,000)
  • Tables sponsorship available for $1,500

For additional details, call (502) 561-0458 or email Jennifer Stevens.

Presented in partnership:

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Gold Sponsors

Brown-Forman CorporationFifth Third BankLouisville Public MediaOgle Foundation

Silver Sponsors

Anthem Blue Cross Blue ShieldDoe AndersonBusiness FirstStites & HarbisonTandem Public Relations

Bronze Sponsors

CBRE|LouisvilleD.D. WilliamsonFrost Brown ToddGEMPI PrintingTexas RoadhouseYum! Brands
Kentucky Association of Counties

VIP Reception Sponsor

Frost Brown Todd