A Pledge Toward Equity
We need your commitment.
We ask that company and organizational leaders review and commit to the following pledge to help create a more equitable and just business community in Greater Louisville.
The recent movement for equality and justice has led GLI to take a serious look at how we serve as the voice of the business community. We recognize that GLI has an opportunity to use that collective influence to highlight racial issues in Greater Louisville and join the call for accountability and reform.
Over the past week, we have listened, and we acknowledge that much work remains to address inequities.
Let’s use our collective voice and lead by example. We can only succeed in a culture of inclusion, tolerance, dignity and respect for all.
Today, GLI urges all business and organization leaders to take a more active role in both supporting our businesses and community members of color and in lifting them up by openly listening and committing to help break down the barriers that have historically hindered this community.
We know words alone are inadequate. We acknowledge the great pain that is felt and the injustices that have led us here. As we find ways to put action behind these words, join us in committing to doing your part to highlight the racial issues that hold us back as a city and work toward a prosperous Louisville for all by signing this pledge.
In the coming days, GLI will be announcing additional ways you and your company can engage with the chamber on issues related to racial equity in our region. GLI is ready to serve as a convener in a manner that will drive accountability and reform.
Thank you for your consideration to join us in this commitment.
Below are those who have already pledged to work toward a more equitable and just business community in Greater Louisville
Mark McNulty, ActionCOACH Bluegrass
Camilla Schroeder, Advance Ready Mix Concrete
Terry Bechtold, AJS Hotels, an Al J. Schneider Company
Sarah Hempstead, Arrasmith/ Schmidt Assoicates
Hood Harris, AT&T
Buddy Bockweg, AxisPoint Alliance
Kerry Cimbalo, BASF
Dr. Susan M. Donovan, Bellarmine University
Judie Parks, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Parks & Weisberg Realtors
Matthew Stone, Bluestone Productions, LLC
George Schlenk, Bridgehaven Inc.
Ramona Johnson, Bridgehaven, Inc.
Michelle Black White, Brightside Foundation Inc.
Steve McDevitt, Burgess & Niple
Frank Buster, Byrne Insurance Group
Chad Carlton, C2 Strategic Communications
Mark Wheeler, Central Bank
Brandi Rimpsey, Commonwealth Bank & Trust Co.
Ann C. Wells, Commonwealth Bank & Trust Co.
Jim Dahlem, VP Dahlem Realty
Elaine Gravatte, DD Williamson
John Wurtenberger, Dean Dorton
Cary Wiger, Derby Dinner Playhouse
Domonique Churchill, Derby Diversity & Business Summit
Todd Spencer, Doe-Anderson, Inc.
Frank Miller, Dynamic Outcomes, Inc.
Jeff Murphy, ECT Services, Inc.
Mike Ash, Fifth Third Bank
Leslie Hale, Fifth Third Bank
Theresa Canaday, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Janie Martin, Fund for the Arts
Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, Greater Louisville Inc.
John Launius, Greater Louisville Inc.
Iris Wilbur Glick, Greater Louisville Inc.
Rebecca Wood, Greater Louisville Inc.
Carla Wright, Greater Louisville Inc.
Kelley Helgeson, H2R Consulting LLC
Judy Meeks Meeks, Hardwood Flooring, Inc.
Tim Hyland, Hyland Insurance
Chelsea Ellwanger, Integrity HR
Russ Wardlaw, Insuramax
Amy Letke, Integrity HR, Inc.
Shawn Herbig, IQS Research
Jack Will, Jefferson Co League of Cities
Mike Kmetz, Jeffersontown Economic Development Authority
David Wood, JLL
Delanor Manson, Kentucky Nurses Association
Mike Norman, Kentucky Science Center
Luke B. Schmidt, L.B. Schmidt & Associates, LLC
Lisa Zangari, Leadership Louisville Center
Terri Bass Lenihan, Sotheby’s International Realty
Laura Jones, Lifehouse Maternity Home
William Dickson, LOUBIZ
Dee Ford, Louisville Distilling Company/Angel’s Envy/Bacardi
Darrell Watson, Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport
Karen Williams, Louisville Tourism
Spencer Bruce, Louisville Water Company
Dan Mann, LRAA
Rawleigh Richardson, Sr., LSHRM
Theresa Reno-Weber, Metro United Way
Denise Jerome, Michaelis Events
Marisa Neal, MMN Consulting, LLC
Lori Hudson Flanery, New Directions
Bridgette Johnson, New Directions Housing Corporation
Frank Kreps, New Vista
Tom Cox, The Oliver Group
Jennifer Mackin, The Oliver Group
Justin Lewis, OVRDRIVE
Greg Pestinger, P3 Peak Performance Inc. and FocalPoint Coaching and Training Excellence of Kentucky
Herbert Woike, Patriot Engineering & Environmental, Inc.
Ellen Baldwin, Paws with Purpose
Elaine Weisberg, Paws with Purpose
Steven Spalding, Point A Consulting LLC
Kayla Hadley, PRA Louisville
Andrea Shearer, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Fred Davis, PriceWeber
Taylor Kelly, Qk4, Inc.
Rob Carlton, ResilientHR, LLC
Gayle Hobbs, ResilientHR LLC
Rachel Friend, right angle results, llc
John Duffy, RJE Business Interiors
Matt Schwartz, Schwartz Insurance Group
Maggie Harlow, Signarama Downtown
Denise Sears, SOS International
Tori Murden McClure, Spalding University
Steve Gault, Stephen C. Gault Co.
Kendrick R. Riggs, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
David Lyninger, Sunrise Children’s Services
Dale Suttles, Sunrise Children’s Services
Sandra Frazier, Tandem Public Relations
Deena Kinkade Adams, The American Lung Association
Joseph Franklin, TEKsystems
Shanna Harrod-Fennn, TownePlace Suites Louisville Airport
Janna Woodfork, Transit Authority of River City
Michael Bryant, Trilogy Health Services, LLC
Sonya Hardin, University of Louisville
R Charles Moyer, University of Louisville
Nick D’Andrea, UPS
Gwendolyn Brashear, USA Cares
Jennifer Hancock, Volunteers of America Mid-States
Kasey Maier, Waterfront Botanical Gardens
Ken Selvaggi, WAVE 3 News
Mariah Gratz, Weyland Ventures
Judith Youngblood, WIST Data Solutions
Joseph C. Ventura