Greater Louisville Inc. The Metro Chamber of Commerce 2019 Chamber of the Year
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Board of Directors

2021 Officers


Jennifer Willis, Commercial Region President, Humana

2021 Chair-Elect

Purna Veer, President, V-Soft Consulting Group, Inc.

Immediate Past Chair

Lonnie Bellar, Chief Operating Officer, LG&E & KU Energy

Secretary & Legal Counsel

Jeff McKenzie, Partner, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP


Brad Smith, Partner and Assurance Services Director, MCM CPAs & Advisors

2021 Executive Committee

Lonnie Bellar, Chief Operating Officer, LG&E and KU Energy LLC

Russell F. Cox, President & CEO, Norton Healthcare

Condrad Daniels, President, HJI Supply Chain Solutions

Les Fugate, VP and Director, State and Local Government Relations, Brown-Forman

Steve Gault, President, Stephen C. Gault Co.

Jeff McKenzie, Partner, Dentons Bingham Greenbaum LLP

Camilla Schroeder, President, Advance Ready Mix Concrete

Brad Smith, Managing Partner, MCM CPAs & Advisors

Purna Veer, President, V-Soft Consulting Group, Inc.

Jennifer Willis, Commercial Region President, Humana


2021 Board of Directors

Bobby Arnold, SVP, Managing Director of Corporate Banking, Republic Bank

Cliff Ashburner, Partner/Attorney, Dinsmore & Shohl

Tawana Bain, CEO, TBAIN & CO

David Beck, President & CEO, Kentucky Venues

Lisa Benson, Publisher & Market President, Louisville Business First

Derek Bland, 2021 Chair, Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics Network

Spencer Bruce, President & CEO, Louisville Water Company

Gabby Bruno, Director, US State & Local Government Affairs, Ford Motor Company

Bryce Butler, Managing Director, Access Ventures, Inc.

Theresa Canaday, Litigation Department Chair, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Ann Coffey, President & CEO, Center for Non-Profit Excellence

Dr. Gerard Colman, CEO, Baptist Health

Brian Cromer, Partner & Chair of Business and Finance Services, Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Wendy Dant Chesser, President and CEO, One Southern Indiana

Daryn Demeritt, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, BrightSpring Health Services

Mayor Bill Dieruf, Mayor, City of Jeffersontown

Dr. Susan Donovan, President, Bellarmine University

Jennifer Eberle, Vice President/Owner, HighNote

Rebecca Fleischaker, Co-Chief, Louisville Forward

James Giesel, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Jonathan Goldberg, Managing Member, Goldberg Simpson

Mariah Gratz, CEO, Weyland Ventures

Demetrius Gray, Founder & CEO, WeatherCheck

Stacy Griggs, 2021 Chair, TechFirst

Michael Gritton, Executive Director, KentuckianaWorks

Kimberly Halbauer, Regional President, Fifth Third Bank N.A. (Kentucky)

Dr. Ty Handy, President, Jefferson Community and Technical College

Debra Hoffer, President, Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana Inc.

BG (Ret) Jim Iacocca, President & CEO, Knox Regional Development Alliance

President David James, President, Louisville Metro Council

Franklin Jelsma, Managing Partner, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, LLP

Denise Jerome, CEO, Michaelis Events

Sheila Kavanaugh, CEO, TKT & Associates

Mike Kmetz, Director, Jeffersontown Economic Development Authority

Cynthia Knapek, President, Leadership Louisville Center

Dan Mann, Executive Director, Louisville Regional Airport Authority

Lance Mann, Director, Dean Dorton

Tom McMahon, 2021 Chair, Health Enterprises Network

John Megibben, Vice President-Louisville Region, Messer Construction

Dr. OJ Oleka, President, Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges & Universities

Caroline Oyler, Chief Legal & Risk Officer and Corporate Secretary, Papa John’s International

Tony Parrott, Executive Director, MSD – Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District

Philip Poindexter, President, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co.

Diana Quesada, Senior Vice President – Louisville Market Executive, Paducah Bank

Jordan Reber, Chairman and CEO, OvareGroup

Sadiqa Reynolds, President & CEO, Louisville Urban League

Kendrick Riggs, Member Louisville and Vice Chair, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

Krishnan Sastry, CEO, Appriss

Karl Schmitt, President & CEO, Louisville Sports Commission

Lesa Seibert, CEO & Co-Founder, Mightily

Brad Seigel, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Caesars Southern Indiana

Scott Shoenberger, President & CEO, Al J. Schneider Company, Inc.

Evon Smith, President & CEO, One West

Kevin Smith, VP KY Beam Bourbon Affairs, Beam Suntory

Michael Wade Smith, Chief of Staff & External Affairs, University of Louisville

Kent Suiters, Senior Director, Supply Chain Strategy, GE Appliances, a Haier Company

Glenn Sullivan, Chancellor, The Sullivan University System

David Tate, Managing Partner, BKD, LLP Louisville

Jeff Wafford, Director of Public Affairs, UPS

John Waggoner, President & CEO, HMS Global Maritime

Matt Ward, Market President, Truist

Dr. Kwane Watson, CEO, Kare Mobile

John Weber, 2021-2022 President, Young Professionals Association of Louisville

Brian Wise, Director, State Government Relations, Yum! Brands, Inc.

Tammy York Day, President & CEO, Louisville Healthcare CEO Council