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March 9, 2021 2:59pm

Greater Louisville Inc. Announces Lisa Drake as Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker

Louisville, Ky. (March 9, 2021) – Today, Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) announced Lisa Drake, Chief Operating Officer, North America, Ford, will give the keynote address at its Annual Meeting presented by Baird on June 10. This year’s event will center around resilience and recognize members of the business community who have persevered through the challenges of the past year.

Drake stepped into the newly created role of COO in May 2020 and has prioritized product launches, warranty reduction, and material cost improvements. She has also renewed the company’s focus on returning the North America business back to a 10-percent EBIT margin through her work on cost and waste reduction. She has worked for Ford since 1994, serving in multiple capacities including Vice President, Global Purchasing.

“We are honored to have Lisa Drake give the keynote address at this year’s annual meeting,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, President and CEO of GLI. “Ford continues to be an invaluable investor in our local economy and a generous partner in the community. We are looking forward to hearing her insights into how the company has persevered through this pandemic and their plans for future innovation.”

GLI’s Annual Meeting presented by Baird is the business community’s premier event, and typically includes 1200+ attendees. It will also feature the presentation of signature awards, honoring those who show unwavering support to the community. The keynote address is sponsored by HJI Supply Chain Solutions.

“As a supplier to Ford Motor Company for the past 26 years, HJI Supply Chain Solutions is extremely proud to sponsor the keynote address from Lisa Drake,” said Lynn Houston Moore, CEO, HJI Supply Chain Solutions.

This year’s event will offer both virtual and in-person opportunities, however in-person tickets are limited based on COVID-19 restrictions. Tickets are on sale now, click here to purchase.


About Greater Louisville Inc.

Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is focused on growing the regional economy. As the region’s largest convener of business leadership, GLI leads economic and global outreach strategies focused on business attraction; nurtures the entrepreneurial eco-system; and champions the development of the community’s talent base.  As the voice of Greater Louisville’s business community, GLI advocates for a pro-business environment and facilitates businesses engagement on issues that impact regional competitiveness.  For more information, visit www.greaterlouisville.com.