REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – August 30th Leadership Louisville Luncheon featuring Allan Houston

2022 Leadership Louisville Luncheon to be hosted on August 30 – In-person event will return to new multi-million dollar Russell neighborhood sports complex and feature NBA All-Star & Gold Medalist Allan Houston

The Leadership Louisville Center is announcing details for its 2022 Leadership Louisville Luncheon, to be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. One of the region’s largest civic events, the luncheon is held in partnership with the Leadership Louisville Center and the Office of the Mayor – and is proud to be powered by LG&E and KU Foundation as its presenting sponsor. The event will be hosted at the newly constructed Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center and will feature keynote speaker Allan Houston, NBA All-Star/Olympic Gold Medalist and current VP Player Leadership & Development for the New York Knicks.

This annual event is one of the largest gatherings of the region’s most influential leaders in business, government, nonprofits, and civic engagement. The 2022 event promises to be celebratory and focused on the vitality and advancement of our region and its people. When it comes to moving Louisville and all its stakeholders forward, we need everyone in the game.

Attendees may register at Individual tickets are $100, with discounts available for Leadership Louisville Center members, table and other sponsorships are available by contacting Jennifer Stevens, The 2022 Leadership Louisville Luncheon will be held from 10:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. For more information, visit or call (502) 561-0458.

LG&E and KU Foundation generously supports the Leadership Louisville Luncheon as the event’s presenting sponsor.

“For over 20 years, we have convened hundreds of business and community leaders each year for important conversations around our region’s challenges and how we can come together to build a more vibrant community,” said Cynthia Knapek, president of Leadership Louisville Center. “We are thrilled to use this gathering to advance our region and its people forward, featuring Louisville native Allan Houston, who shares our dream to lift up communities and others and arm more leaders with courage and confidence.”


NBA All-Star/Olympic Gold Medalist, VP Player Leadership & Development for New York Knicks, and President of the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation

Son of Louisville (and firstborn of Wade and Alice). Ballard High School 1988 Kentucky state basketball champion. Three-point shooter extraordinaire. Allan Houston has been called a lot of things. But he calls himself a man of faith with strong family values. Allan lives his life determined to apply his success and the lessons learned throughout his career as a pro athlete to help others. Allan’s impact extends beyond the court through the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation and The FISLL Project, which lifts up underserved youth, families and communities nationwide through its strategic partnerships, coaching clinics and fatherhood and family programming.

At the 2022 Leadership Louisville Luncheon, Allan is the featured keynote speaker delivering an inspiring message with stories of a life well played.


Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center

On what was once an uninhabitable brownfield now sits the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center, filling a void in the local, regional, national, and international track and field community – spurring economic and community growth for black businesses and families, igniting a culture of change that passes asset and wealth building down to future generations. The Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center sits on the Louisville Urban League Sports & Learning Campus, a 24-acre, multi-sport complex located in Louisville’s Russell neighborhood that opened in February 2021.


Presented by the Leadership Louisville Center in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, the Leadership Louisville Luncheon has gathered influential leaders from across the region since 1988. Special guest speakers have included top mayors in the country to share insights on community development initiatives of interest to the Louisville community as well as notable leaders engaged in civic leadership. Past events have been attended by over 1,000 community leaders representing over 300 companies. The 2022 Leadership Louisville Luncheon remains a must-attend gathering for those dedicated to positive change.


The Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. With a purpose to inspire and equip leaders to be better and do better, it has graduated over 10,000 through its civic programs since 1979. The Center is recognized as a national best practice and is known for its dynamic programming and strong community connections. Programming includes five social impact leadership programs (Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows and Encore Louisville), talent development solutions presented through the Leadership Green Room, and events designed to connect leaders and motivate positive change. Learn more at

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