Cynthia Knapek

Cynthia Knapek is president of the Leadership Louisville Center.

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In 2012, Cynthia was named President of the Leadership Louisville Center. The Center is a leader in civic engagement and leadership development whose mission is to inspire and equip leaders to BE BETTER and DO BETTER. Cynthia is particularly proud that the work the Center has done to foster inclusivity and embrace diversity was recognized with the 2016 Champion of Diversity Award from the Urban League.

She also serves as the Chair of the national board for the Association of Leadership Programs. ALP ‘s mission is to recognize excellence, foster innovation, and build networks for community leadership programs across the country.

Before joining Leadership Louisville, Cynthia’s work included engagements with government, Fortune 500 and other social sector organizations.  Cynthia is active in numerous community organizations including Rotary and serves on several boards including Greater Louisville Inc. (Chamber of Commerce).

She has a Master’s degree from the University of Louisville as well as several certifications in leadership training and organizational development.