48 Louisville leaders chosen for Bingham Fellows Class of 2022
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Forty-eight community leaders have been selected to participate in the Leadership Louisville Center’s Bingham Fellows Class of 2022, the 30and program class.
The subject for the 2022 Bingham Scholars will be: “Moving the city center forward: adapting and reinventing itself.” As with every year of the Bingham Fellows program, the class is made up of local leaders with a broad knowledge base and extensive experience on the subject. The focus will be on how we can leverage the dramatic changes over the past two years to adapt and reinvent our downtown, particularly given the gaps that have been discovered and how to redefine what downtown can be and do for Louisville.
The class of 2022 will look at this area hard hit by the pandemic and develop strategies to create a more dynamic, resilient and equitable urban core.
Throughout the program, participants will work as a team on projects that will be revealed to the public upon completion. The Bingham Fellows class of 2021 will share their plans on the subject, “Belonging – Building a Culture of Inclusion” March 3 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. This event will be broadcast live.
“Since the program’s inception in 1988, Bingham Fellows have been at the forefront of solving critical economic and social problems. For more than 30 years, this has been part of the formula for tackling the most complex issues in our community and uniting diverse voices toward action,” said Cynthia Knapek, president of the Leadership Louisville Center. “This program acts as a social innovation accelerator because we bring together people from very different backgrounds, opinions and cultures under the same tent, we create an environment based on trust, and then we challenge participants to think differently. Not only does this class carry on this tradition, but they elevate it and our urban core will be stronger because of their work.
Christian Adelberg, Kentucky Performing Arts
Kristian Anderson, Louisville Visual Arts Association
Yvonne Austin-Cornish, Ed.D., MSD of Louisville
Callie Bauman, humane
Julie Benton, &Good
Prof. Matthew Bradley, Christ Church Cathedral
Megan Breier, Suntory Beam
Carrie Butler, River City Transit Authority | TARC
Brian Butler, Stites & Harbison
Nikki Carver, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Pai CharAsika, Infinity Asset Management
J. Christopher Coffman, Frosted Brown Todd
Natacha Collins, LG&E and KU Energy
Prenashee Collins, TBAIN&Co.
Joe Franklin, TEKsystems
Christopher Fuller, K. Norman Berry Associates Architects PLLC | KNBA
LaVeda M. Gipson, PharmD, Etna
Blake Henry, Kentucky locations
Hank Hillebrand, Poe Enterprises
Jill Horn, Brown-Forman Corp.
Christopher Johnson; Louis Johnson, Gresham-Smith
Matt Kamer, Bandy Carroll Hellige
Prof. Frédéric Klotter, Church of the Holy Spirit – Archdiocese of Louisville
Steven Kniffley Jr., Doctor of Psychology, Spalding University
Major Shannon Lauder, Louisville Metro Police Department
Rigg Lewis, Norton Health
MK Lindsey, Weyland Ventures
Emily Yu Liu, Louisville Metro Government
David Lopez, Metro Centraide
Andrew McCarthy, Norton Health
Jeffrey O’Brien, Louisville Metro Government
Douglas Owen III, JLL (formerly Cassidy Turley Harry K Moore)
Ameerah Palacios, HDR, Inc.
Brooke Pardue, Louisville Parks Alliance
Laurent Portaro, GE Appliances, a Haier company
Charles Benjamin Simmons, Schmidt Associates
Chip Snyder, NCP Bank
Robbie Tindal, humane
Nachan Trabue, Bates Community Development Corp.
Sherri L. Wallace, Ph.D., University of Louisville
Christopher Ward, CPA DMLO
Kathy Mayberry Washington, Simmons College of Kentucky
Johanna Wheatley, Bank of the Republic | Republic Bank & Trust Co.
Drew Wilkerson, Jefferson Community and Technical College | JCTC
Garth Williams, Derby City Games
Nicole Yates, Health Passport Plan
Josh Zick, The Al J. Schneider Company | AJS Hotels
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