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Attention Investors:

GLI Board Welcomes Jim Allen as Chair-Elect & New Board Members

For Immediate Release: July 25, 2017

(Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc. would like to welcome Jim Allen, Chairman and CEO of Hilliard Lyons, as Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors. His term will begin in 2018. Mr. Allen has spent his entire career with Hilliard Lyons. Allen was named President in 2003 and elected Chairman and CEO in 2004. In addition to Mr. Allen, GLI’s Board named five new members to the Board on July 25th, 2017.

The three new voting Directors are:

James Beckett, CEO of Qualmet, which is a new legal startup based in Louisville. The company’s mission is to collaboratively transform the legal service delivery model to deliver greater value to both in-house and outside counsel. He previously served as Chief Business Development Officer for Frost Brown Todd LLC.

David Gray, President of Baptist Health Louisville, has been with Baptist Health since 1994. He previously served as President of Hardin Memorial Hospital before being named President of Baptist Health Louisville in 2011.

Shelley Neal Shaughnessy, President of Ambulatory Services for KentuckyOne Health and COO of KentuckyOne Health Medical Group, has worked in Health Administration for Jewish Hospital since 1993. She was promoted Vice President upon the formation of KentuckyOne Health in 2012 and has since been elevated to her current roles.
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Presenting Sponsor
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*Top Investor Companies Only

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Excel Services Inc. Ribbon Cutting
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Light appetizers & cocktails will be served.

RSVP by July 20, 2017 with Scott Groan at

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510 E. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202

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The event will begin in the Auditorium, then proceed out to parking lot for ribbon cutting.

To promote your upcoming event, email Marie McCormick.