May 9, 2022 5:09pm
May Ambassador Spotlight: Nathan Shanks
Name: Nathan Shanks
Title: Insurance Advisor
Company: Shepherd Insurance
How long have you been a GLI Ambassador? This is my first year
What is your favorite part about being a GLI Ambassador? My favorite part of being an ambassador is connecting with other local businesses that are working hard to make a difference in our community. It’s a contagious mindset, and I love working closely with excelling local businesses and new businesses just opening their doors.
A fun fact about me is… I have a podcast called “Hype Louisville”, highlighting local business owners and other people making a difference in our community. There are so many great things happening in Greater Louisville and we want to bring as much “Hype” to them as we can.
What is the best career advice you’ve received? Reliability is everything. When you commit to something, make sure you get it done. If your peers know you’re reliable, they will trust you and want to work with you
What does being a GLI investor mean to you? To me, it means being invested in our community’s success. All the investors I have met are passionate about making a difference in Greater Louisville and working to support other investors along the way. It also means being a vital part of the growth of our community.
What is your favorite thing to do in Louisville? My number one Louisvillian thing to do is explore the local Food & Beverage industry! Hands down, we have the best restaurant and bar scene. Our community is fortunate to have some of the best places to eat in the country right in our backyard. There are many options, no matter what type of atmosphere you prefer or what food/drink you like. I’ve been lucky to get to know some of our incredible local mixologists and chefs. You could be here for a month and still not go everywhere you want.
What do you do to make greater Louisville GREATER? I do my best to be a connector. There are so many outstanding businesses and professionals in our area. I try to provide as much value as possible by making introductions for people who could mutually benefit from knowing each other. Having more successful people in Louisville means we can continue to create impactful growth. I try to help with that as much as possible.