Elevate 2019 in Owensboro

Posted on: May 2, 2019
Tags: Session Review, Elevate Kentucky

By: Mary Jane Rodes, Elevate Class of 2019

Senior Account Director, RunSwitch PR

From engaging conversations and interesting tours to fascinating presentations and delicious food, the first session of our Elevate Kentucky program was outstanding. Our session took us to Owensboro, where our program kicked off with introductions and a presentation about ethics from Father Larry Hostetter, President of Brescia University. We then toured The International Bluegrass Music Museum, followed by a presentation from the President and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, Candance Brake. Dinner from Old Hickory BBQ topped off our official time together on Wednesday.

Thursday began with an interactive presentation from the Oliver Group, lunch, and remarks from Sara Hemingway with The Marilyn and William Young Foundation. Elizabeth Griffith, Clay Ford, and other special guests met with us at the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center to continue our day there. Later that afternoon, we heard from Joe Berry and Madison Silvert with The Malcolm Bryant Corporation about the history of Owensboro followed by a walking tour of downtown. The day wrapped up with delightful drinks and dinner at The Miller House.

To conclude our first session of the Elevate program on Friday, we had a wonderful morning at UniFirst, complete with a tour and presentation. Our final speaker, Coach Colene left us on a positive note through her “Be the CEO of You” talk.

Norton Healthcare
Pikeville Medical Center
Kentucky Power
US Bank
RunSwitch PR
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Republic Bank
Whitaker Bank
Putting Kentuckians First and Reentry with the Kentucky Office Of Adult Education and the Education and Labor Cabinet
CHI St Joseph Healthcare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
University of Louisville
Delta Dental
Kentucky Association of Health Plans
Whitaker Bank Foundation
St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Tennessee Valley Authority
Appalachian Regional Healthcare