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July 25, 2017 3:30pm

GLI Board Welcomes Jim Allen as Chair-Elect & New Board Members

For Immediate Release: July 25, 2017

(Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc. would like to welcome Jim Allen, Chairman and CEO of Hilliard Lyons, as Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors. His term will begin in 2018. Mr. Allen has spent his entire career with Hilliard Lyons. Allen was named President in 2003 and elected Chairman and CEO in 2004. In addition to Mr. Allen, GLI’s Board named five new members to the Board on July 25th, 2017.

The three new voting Directors are:

James Beckett, CEO of Qualmet, which is a new legal startup based in Louisville. The company’s mission is to collaboratively transform the legal service delivery model to deliver greater value to both in-house and outside counsel. He previously served as Chief Business Development Officer for Frost Brown Todd LLC.

David Gray, President of Baptist Health Louisville, has been with Baptist Health since 1994. He previously served as President of Hardin Memorial Hospital before being named President of Baptist Health Louisville in 2011.

Shelley Neal Shaughnessy, President of Ambulatory Services for KentuckyOne Health and COO of KentuckyOne Health Medical Group, has worked in Health Administration for Jewish Hospital since 1993. She was promoted Vice President upon the formation of KentuckyOne Health in 2012 and has since been elevated to her current roles.

Additionally, two new non-voting Representative Directors were selected:

Drew Eckman, 2017–2018 President of YPAL, is an attorney for Frost Brown Todd LLC, Louisville’s largest law firm. He’s been a member of YPAL since 2014, previously serving as the organization’s Secretary.

Dr. Marty Pollio, Interim Superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools, has been serving the school district for 20 years as both an administrator and an educator. He previously served as Principal at both Doss and Jeffersontown High Schools, and Assistant Principal at Waggener High School.

Greater Louisville Inc. is private, non-profit 501(c)6 organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of 50 voting members and 27 non-voting members. The Executive Committee of the board is made up of 11 elected members from the Board of Directors. Officers of the Board include the Chair, Immediate Past Chair, Incoming Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Media Contact: Alison Brotzge-Elder, abrotzge@greaterlouisville.com; 502-262-0359

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.