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August 30, 2017 9:33am

BOARD SPOTLIGHT: Evelyn Strange, GLI Board Chair

Title: President

Company: AES Advanced Electrical Systems

How many years have you served on the GLI Board of Directors?

During this term, in about my 3rd year on the board.

What is your favorite part about being on the GLI Board of Directors?

Being involved with GLI Board of Directors provides a wonderful opportunity to engage with other business and representative civic leaders, all of whom are trying to assist GLI to accelerate regional economic growth.

GLI is front and center to making a difference in our community. They have championed many of the great ideas found here.  GLI works hard to help our members to be knowledgeable about issues, provide excellent networking opportunities so that our businesses are passionate about the growth and success of this community!

Do you serve on any GLI Committees?  If so, which ones?

I have participated on the Public Policy Council for years.  This committee is proactive in reviewing issues that impact our members’ businesses so that we have a cohesive voice to those issues.  Representing nearly 1600 businesses, GLI constantly advocates for a pro-business environment and engages our members on issues that impact regional competitiveness at the local, state, and federal levels.

What value does your company derive from investing in GLI?

AES Advanced Electrical Systems is very supportive of the mission and vision of GLI to be a driving force for creating an excellent business environment with a growing economy, attracting and retaining a workforce that has the skills, and education to serve our business needs. We need those elements to thrive in business.  This is what GLI works on day in and out, devoting attention and their operations to achieve these tactical items.

What’s the best investment you’ve ever made?

Hands down, starting and investing in our family owned electrical business……And trying to live so that we never get so busy making a living that we forget to make a life!

Outside the office, what do you like to do for fun?

Outside of work, I love to travel, bike and anything “beach!”

Cats or Cards?

CARDS while in Louisville office……CATS when in Lexington office…… but in reality CARDS all the way!

If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would you choose?

My mother.  Smartest kindest woman ever knew.