Thanks to all who attended the 2019 Best of Leadership Summit, and to all of our sponsors!

What better than an amazing day of learning and connecting to celebrate our 40th Anniversary! We were proud to feature the legendary Dr. Ken Blanchard, Kristen Hadeed, a member of Simon Sinek’s team, Matthew Barzun, and so many talented local leaders. With nearly 500 attendees learning and connecting at the Kentucky Center, it was a fabulous day! See the Summit schedule

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Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2020 Best of Leadership Summit date, coming in Fall 2019.

Sponsor the 2020 Summit

It’s not too early! With nearly 500 hundred of community leaders in attendance, your company will have the opportunity to provide continuous learning to your team and connect with a highly desirable audience throughout the event, providing an exceptional return on investment.
Sponsor benefits (pdf)
Contact Jennifer Stevens at (502) 561-0458 or email, to learn more about sponsorship benefits.


The Summit gathers hundreds of top leaders in the Louisville area and surrounding region for a day of training. Workshops are centered around three themes: Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading your Community. Learn more


See the 2019 lineup of speakersKeynote speakers included globally-recognized leaders Dr. Ken Blanchard, Kristen Hadeed and Matthew Barzun; breakout session facilitators are among our region’s top executives.
See the list of speakers

Presenting sponsor


Speaker Sponsor

Northwestern Mutual

Gold Sponsor

EYFarm Credit Mid-America

Silver Sponsors

Insider LouisvilleLouisville Business FirstLouisville MagazineLouisville Public MediaMPI PrintingTexas RoadhouseThe Lane ReportVentas

Bronze Sponsors

Archdiocese of LouisvilleFacilities Management ServicesGE, a Haier companyHardscuffleIQS ResearchMCM CPAs and AdvisorsUniversity of Louisville College of Business

Supporting Sponsors

AARP Kentucky
Heaven Hill
Intec Building Services
Louisville Collegiate School
Louisville Metro Government
Passport Health Plan
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
The Healing Place
Trilogy Health Services
Universal Woods, Inc.
University of Louisville, Office of the Provost
Volunteers of America Mid-States
WAVE 3 News
Yum! Brands, Inc.


VIP Sponsor

Northwestern Mutual


Kosair CharitiesDelta Dental of KentuckyOutfront Media
Kosair Charities ParkerLane