February Connections Newsletter

Posted on: February 1, 2018
Tags: Alumni Spotlight, Leadership Kentucky


A note from Janice Way, President:

We are continuing to accept NOMINATIONS for the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2018. Please click here to nominate a great person for next year's class! The session dates and details are below. Applications are open for another month, so please forward your nominations quickly to allow folks ample time to complete the application. Please keep in mind that Leadership Kentucky strives to truly represent our great Commonwealth by having applicants who reflect geographic, occupational and ethnic diversity.

The Selection Committee is completing its task of reviewing applicants for Elevate Kentucky. These names will be announced soon! Elevate sessions start in April in Owensboro.

Included again by popular demand, take a moment to look at the highlight video from the Annual Luncheon and Flame of Excellence award presentation!

Alumni News and Notes

  • BIll Jones (Class of 1987) awarded with Flame of Excellence (KY Forward)
  • Brad Smith (Class of 2006) and Jennifer Willis (Class of 2013) named to Greater Louisville Inc. Board of Directors. (Greater Louisville)
  • Theodore Kuster (Class of 2012) appointed as a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 14th Judicial Circuit and District of Kentucky (Kentucky.gov)
  • Scott Jennings (Class of 2014) appointed a Resident Fellow for the spring semester at The Institute of Politics at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government (RunSwitch PR)
  • Brad Hall (Class of 2011) named Vice President of External Affairs of Appalachian Power.  Jacob Colley (Class of 2016) assumes economic development oversight and government relations for Kentucky Power. (The Lane Report)
  • Matt Snow (Class of 2016) awarded Young Leader of Western Kentucky (WPSD Local 6)
  • Toa Green (Class of 2016), owner of Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream, featured on Cooking Channel's "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" voted "Most Popular." (The Cooking Channel)
Send news, notes and updates to lky@leadershipky.org.

2018 Annual Alumni Dues

2018 is here which means it's time to pay your 2018 Alumni Dues! These dues directly benefit programming, participants and initiatives. If you'd prefer to pay via check or would like to receive an invoice, please e-mail lky@leadershipky.org. Thank you!
Click to Pay Alumni Dues
LKY 2017 Louisville alumni 
LKY grads on their annual golf trip to Florida
R-L: Mitch Wagner (’97), John Cain (’02), Larry Benz (’97), Paul Ratterman (’97), Steve Stevens (’97)

Leadership Kentucky 2018 

 The nomination form for the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2018 is available here. Nominate a great colleague or friend today! Remember, the application is only available to those who have been nominated.

2018 Session Dates & Locations
June 13-15
: Berea

July 18-20: Louisville
August 15-17: Paducah + Eddyville
September 12-14: Bowling Green + Fort Campbell
October 17-19: Pikeville
November 14-16: Frankfort + Lexington
December 5-7: Northern Kentucky

LKY 2018 Nomination Form

Annual Luncheon Re-Cap

The Annual Luncheon was held at Keeneland in Lexington on January 4th. Bill Jones of US Bank, Class of 1987, was awarded with the Flame of Excellence. It was a great day filled with friends, a mock horse sale and food! Check out the highlights below. View more photos here. 
2017 Annual Luncheon and Flame of Excellence Award
(Annual Luncheon Highlights - click video to play!)
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