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May 26, 2021 2:20pm

Three Local Business Leaders Join Greater Louisville Inc.’s Board of Directors

Louisville, Ky. (May 26, 2021) – Greater Louisville Inc.’s (GLI) Board of Directors voted in three new local business leaders to serve as directors. Kimberly Halbauer, Regional President of Fifth Third Bank N.A. (Kentucky), Matt Ward, Market President of Truist, and Jordan Reber, Chairman and CEO of OvareGroup, have joined the GLI Board of Directors for a three-year term.

“We are thrilled to welcome all three of these local leaders to our Board. They represent some of the top companies in our region and will provide an important perspective in guiding our work to represent the Greater Louisville business community,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, President and CEO of GLI.

Halbauer oversees talent development, growth, and strategic alignment of Fifth Third’s Business, Commercial, Wealth and Asset Management, and Consumer businesses. She has more than thirty years of experience with Fifth Third and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and business from Thomas More College.

Ward is a Kentucky native with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Louisville. He is responsible for the strategy, integration, and execution of Truist’s various functions within the market, including retail banking, wealth management, capital markets, and commercial banking.

Reber leads OvareGroup, a private holding company that pairs specialty firms in content development, marketing technology and strategic services with an entrepreneurial venture capital division, all aligned to build extraordinary brands. OvareGroup’s founding agency is famed Louisville advertising firm Scoppechio, which works with a range of prominent local and global clients.

“GLI’s Board of Directors plays an important role in shaping our regional economy and executing forward-thinking initiatives and policies to create a strong and innovative future for our region,” said Jennifer Willis, Chair of the GLI Board of Directors and Commercial Regional President of Humana. “I strongly believe each of these new directors will help provide strategic direction to lead GLI and its mission forward throughout their terms.”

As a private, non-profit 501(c)(6) organization, GLI is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of 53 voting members and 30 non-voting members. The Executive Committee of the Board is made up of 11 elected members from the Board of Directors.

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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.