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

2019 Officers


Mike Ash, Regional President – Kentucky, Fifth Third Bank

2020 Chair-Elect:

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

Immediate Past Chair

Jim Allen, Chairman & CEO, Hilliard Lyons

Secretary & Legal Counsel

Theresa Canaday, Litigation Department Chair, Frost Brown Todd


David Wombwell, Market President, U.S. Bank

2019 Executive Committee

Jim Allen, Chairman & CEO, J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC

Mike Ash, Kentucky Regional President, Fifth Third Bank Kentucky

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

Theresa Canaday, Litigation Dept Chair, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Russ Cox, President & CEO, Norton Healthcare

Tierra Kavanaugh Wayne, CEO, TKT and Associates

Charlie Scholtz, VP & Assoc. General Counsel, Brown-Forman Corp.

Evelyn Strange, President, AES Advanced Electrical Systems, Inc.

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

Jennifer Willis, North/Southeast Regional Vice President, Humana

David Wombwell, Market President, U.S. Bank


2019 Board of Directors

Bobby Arnold, Managing Director, Commercial & Corporate Banking, Republic Bank and Trust Company

Gabby Bruno, Regional Governmental Affairs Director, Ford

Bryce Butler, Managing Director, Access Ventures, Inc.

Toni Clem, President & COO, Scoppechio

Gerard Colman, CEO, Baptist Health

Brian Cromer, Partner, Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Nick D’Andrea, VP, UPS Public Affairs, UPS

Condrad Daniels, President, HJI Supply Chain Solutions

Jonathan Goldberg, Managing Member, Goldberg Simpson

Mariah Gratz, CEO, Weyland Ventures

Hood Harris, President, AT&T Kentucky

Dennis Heishman, President/CEO, Old National Bank

Nikki Jackson, Senior VP & Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Denise Jerome, CEO, Michaelis Events

Earl Jones, Sr. Counsel, GE Appliances

Don Kelly, Partner in Charge, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

Jeff McKenzie, Partner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Dr. Todd Mooradian, Dean, College of Business, University of Louisville

Donna King Perry, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl

Philip Poindexter, President, Stock Yards Bank

Simon Richards, President & CEO, Thorntons

Kendrick Riggs, Member, Louisville, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

Camilla Schroeder, President, Advance Ready Mix Concrete

Scott Shoenberger, President & CEO, Al J. Schneider Co.

Brad Smith, Partner & Assurance Services Director, Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP

Kevin Smith, VP KY Beam Bourbon Affairs, Beam Suntory

Denise Spalding, President, HighNote

Todd Spencer, President & CEO, Doe Anderson, Inc.

Joe Steier, President & CEO, Signature HealthCARE

Ray Strothman, President & Chairman, Strothman and Company

Glenn Sullivan, President, The Sullivan University System

Anna Tatman, President, Rosa Mosaic & Tile Company, Inc.

John Waggoner, President & CEO, HMS Global Maritime

Mark Wheeler, President, Central Bank

Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, Chief, Louisville Forward

Brian Wise, Director, State Government Affairs, Yum! Brands


2019 Representative Members

Juva Barber, Executive Vice President, Building Industry Assoc. of Greater Louisville

David Beck, President & CEO, Kentucky Venues

Christen Boone, President & CEO, Fund for the Arts

Spencer Bruce, President & CEO, Louisville Water Company

Wendy Dant Chesser, President and CEO, One Southern Indiana

Mayor Bill Dieruf, Mayor, City of Jeffersontown

James Giesel, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Michael Gritton, Executive Director, KentuckianaWorks

Dr. Ty Handy, President, JCTC

David Henley, Chair, Health Enterprises Network

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

A. Dale Josey, President, Arts & Cultural Alliance

Mike Kmetz, Director, Jeffersontown Economic Development Authority

Cynthia Knapek, President, Leadership Louisville Center

Dan Mann, Executive Director, Louisville Regional Airport Authority

Rebecca Matheny, Executive Director, Louisville Downtown Partnership

Tony Parrott, Executive Director, MSD

Dr. Marty Pollio, Superintendent, JCPS

Theresa Reno-Weber, President & CEO, Metro United Way

Sadiqa Reynolds, President & CEO, Louisville Urban League

Ferdinand Risco, Interim Executive Director, TARC

Karl Schmitt, President & CEO, Louisville Sports Commission

Nathan Shanks, President, YPAL

Karen Williams, President & CEO, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau

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