Holly Prather is Chief Operations Officer of the Leadership Louisville Center, helping drive the strategic direction of the organization and overseeing the marketing, public relations, finance, human resources, and IT functions. She was promoted to this position in 2022 after serving as Vice President since 2011. She began her career with the Center as Marketing and Communications Manager in 2009. Her leadership has contributed to recognition for the Center as a national best practice and years of growth that includes the launch of new programs and creation of the Best of Leadership Summit and LeadingBetter™ training courses.

Prior to joining the Leadership Louisville Center in 2009, she was Community and Government Relations Manager for the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) in Louisville, responsible for strategic planning and implementing communications programs for external and internal audiences. She also served on the public relations team for Doe Anderson, with clients in the arts, online services and the financial industry.

Prather has a Master’s degree in Communications from Webster University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Communication from Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY.  She serves on the executive committee and board of directors for Metro United Way, was the past president of the Bluegrass Chapter of PRSA, was named one of Business First’s Forty Under 40 in 2015, and is a graduate of Focus Louisville.

Prather resides in Louisville with her husband Nathan and two daughters, Olivia and Abigail.

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