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July 17, 2017 12:20pm

GLIDE Nashville Scholarship Now Available

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2017

(Louisville)- Greater Louisville Inc. is now offering a scholarship for the GLIDE 2017 trip to Nashville, Tennessee. The purpose of this scholarship is to give an engaged member of the Greater Louisville community the opportunity to participate in this exciting, innovative study mission. The application is open to professionals from across the region, from entrepreneurs to regional partners to the next generation professionals or individuals who want to make a difference in their community.

The scholarship is worth $2,000 towards the $2,700 registration fee. Applications are being accepted online now through Friday, July 14th, 2017.

GLIDE 2017, presented by Stoll Keenon Ogden, will take place September 10th-12th. The trip is an opportunity for more than 125 of Louisville’s business, civic and community leaders to learn from and develop new strategies for success from the booming city of Nashville. GLIDE 2017’s focus will be on the unexpected reasons that Nashville is able to attract and retain talented professionals, generate hundreds of spin-off businesses, succeed as a top tourist destination, and embrace creativity to craft a vibrant, growing community.

“This is the 32nd year for the chamber’s economic study mission. It is the most valuable opportunity to build collaboration to make positive changes in our region,” Shawna Burton, GLI’s VP of Engagement & Organizational Advancement, said. “This is not a sightseeing venture. Each year we return with a tangible plan to increase economic growth and push our community forward.”

The recipient of the GLIDE 2017 scholarship will be chosen by an independent selection committee and announced on August 4th, 2017. Consideration will be given to applicants who exhibit leadership, community involvement, vision and need.

Nashville was selected by last year’s GLIDE participants as the most-desired destination for the annual trip. Previous GLIDE destinations include Austin, Portland, Denver, Charlotte, and Oklahoma City. GLI welcomes business and civic leader participation in this three day study mission.


  • Councilman Brent Ackerson Louisville Metro Council
  • Bobby Arnold Republic Bank
  • Mike Ash Fifth Third Kentucky
  • Douglas Barr Stoll Kennon Ogden
  • Duffy Baker Chase
  • Kim Baker The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
  • Lonnie Bellar LG&E
  • Councilman Stuart Benson Louisville Metro Council
  • Neville Blakemore Great Northern Building Products
  • Kevin Borland MulloyBorland
  • Christen Boone Fund for the Arts
  • Barry Brauch American Founders Bank
  • Jeff Bringardner Humana
  • Jamie Brodsky Stoll Keenon Ogden
  • Spencer Bruce Louisville Water Company
  • Councilwoman Marianne Butler Louisville Metro Council
  • Steve Bryant Run Switch PR
  • Jeff Calderon DMLO CPAs
  • John Crockett Frost Brown Todd
  • Wendy Dant Chesser One Southern Indiana
  • Steve Cunanan Kindred Health
  • Fred Davis PriceWeber
  • Carla Dearing IMC
  • Craig Dilger Stoll Keenon Ogden
  • Susan Donovan Bellarmine University
  • Sarah Durand MulloyBorland
  • Drew Eckman YPAL
  • Tommy Elliott Old National
  • Chris Estes EOP Architects
  • Wayne Estopinal TEG Architects
  • Scott Ferguson The Underwriters Group
  • Mayor Greg Fischer Louisville Metro Government
  • Vernon Foster University of Louisville-College of Business
  • Steve Gault Stephen C. Gault Co.
  • Craig Greenberg 21c Museum Hotel
  • Bert Griffin Spalding University
  • Amber Halloran Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
  • David Hardy CBRE
  • David Heishman Old National
  • Kelley Helgeson H2R Consulting
  • Tim Hellige Bandy Carroll Hellige Advertising
  • Steve Hopkins Oliver Group
  • Steph Horne Horne Title & Escrow Services
  • Councilman David James Louisville Metro Council
  • Kevin Joynt Deloitte
  • Donald Kelly Wyatt Tarrant & Combs
  • John Key Commonwealth Bank & Trust
  • Cynthia Knapek Leadership Louisville
  • Bob Koetter Koetter Construction
  • Glenn Kosse Bellarmine University
  • Bill Lamb WDRB-TV
  • Todd Lanham USI Insurance
  • Donald Lassere Muhammad Ali Center
  • Councilwoman Angela Leet Louisville Metro Council
  • Riggs Lewis Norton Healthcare
  • Amy Luttrell Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
  • Angie Mannino Baptist Health
  • Phil Marshall Hosparus
  • Rebecca Matheny Louisville Downtown Partnership
  • Beth McFarland LG&E
  • Jeff McKenzie Bingham Greenebaum Doll
  • John Megibben Messer Construction
  • Ryan Miranda Miranda Construction
  • Todd Mooradian University of Louisville-College of Business
  • Josh Nagel Merrill Lynch
  • John Neace Neace Ventures
  • Mary Nixon Yum! Brands
  • Ted Nixon D.D. Williamson & Company
  • Chris Nolan MML&K Government Solutions
  • Eamon O’Brien Omni Louisville Hotel
  • Richard Polk EOP Architects
  • Jim O’Malley Brown-Forman Corp.
  • Erin Rasinen Messer Construction
  • Theresa Reno-Weber Metro United Way, Inc.
  • Kendrick Riggs Stoll Kennon Ogden
  • Jason Rittenberry Kentucky Venues
  • Christy Rogers JCPS
  • Bill Samuels Maker’s Mark
  • David Seewer Wyatt Tarrant & Combs
  • Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith Louisville Metro Council
  • Mike Shea Government Strategies
  • Rush Sherman Spalding University
  • Kevin Smith Beam Suntory
  • Steve Stowers First Kentucky Trust Company
  • Evelyn Strange Advanced Electrical Systems, Inc.
  • Councilman Glen Stuckel Louisville Metro Council
  • Jason Stuecker Forcht Bank
  • William Summers Republic Bank
  • David Tate BKD
  • Gary Tyler Business First Louisville
  • Purna Veer V-Soft Consulting Group
  • Darrell Wells Commonwealth Bank & Trust
  • Mary Ellen Wiederwohl Louisville Forward
  • Karen Williams Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Kristin Wingfeld JCPS
  • Thomas Wobbe The Underwriters Group
  • Mark Wiegand Bellarmine University
  • David Wombwell U.S. Bank
  • President David Yates Louisville Metro Council
  • Jesika Young NAWBO

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.