Leadership Kentucky Announces ELEVATE 2018 Class

Posted on: March 26, 2018
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Leadership Kentucky Announces Elevate 2018 Class

March 20, 2018.  Frankfort, KY – Leadership Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the United States, is proud to announce the members of the Elevate Kentucky Class of 2018.

“Elevate Kentucky offers young professionals in-depth personal and professional development while fostering a better understanding of challenges and opportunities facing our Commonwealth,” said Janice Way, President of Leadership Kentucky.

Participants return to their companies with increased skills, knowledge, perspective, and a new statewide professional network. Millennial leaders are better prepared to be catalysts in their companies and communities to Elevate Kentucky.

The focus of the three-session program, taking place April through June 2018 in Owensboro, Morehead and Lexington, will be “Know Your State, Lead Your State and Improve Your State.” Class members will hear from thought-provoking Kentucky leaders, learn about issues and opportunities facing our state and self-assess and gain insights about personal leadership abilities. Class members will also engage in panel discussions, participate in experiential learning opportunities, gain increased leadership skills and receive regional/statewide perspective all while traveling across Kentucky.

This year’s class includes 24 participants from across the state representing a variety of public and private sectors:

  • Michael Albanese - Crestview Hills, KY - KLH Engineers
  • Joshua Allen – Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Legislative Research Commission
  • Andrew Apro – Lexington, KY - Perfection Group, Inc.
  • Perry Blake – Raceland, KY - Members Choice Credit Union
  • Heather Coleman Brooks - Bowling Green, KY - English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP
  • Sierra Burton – Shelbyville, KY - Edwards Moving & Rigging
  • Kayla Campbell – Louisville, KY - Dressman Benzinger LaVelle
  • Rachael Chamberlain – Lexington, KY - Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Kyle Frizzell – Lexington, KY - Downtown Lexington Partnership
  • Anne Frye – Louisville, KY - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • Ashley Johnson – Paducah, KY - U.S. Bank
  • Jamison Large – Lexington, KY - Churchill McGee, LLC.
  • Edward Metzger - Villa Hills, KY - Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing PLLC
  • Brittany Moneymaker – Louisville, KY - Brown-Forman
  • Louise Murdock – Owensboro, KY - Jagoe Homes
  • Brian Noll – Erlanger, KY - Kenton County Academies of Innovation & Technology
  • Jessica Powers – Lexington, KY - University of Kentucky
  • David Snyder – Lexington, KY - Cumberland Valley National Bank and Trust Co.
  • Zachary VanVactor – Louisville, KY - Stites & Harbison PLLC
  • Austin White - Bowling Green, KY - Logan Aluminum
  • Joey Wright – Louisville, KY - Thompson Miller & Simpson PLC
  • Meredith Zahirovic – Louisville, KY - Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation
  • Jessica Zeh – Louisville, KY – Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

Congratulations to this year’s class. The Leadership Kentucky Foundation offers three unique programs: Leadership Kentucky, Elevate Kentucky (for young professionals), and New Executives to Kentucky, (for senior level executives who have lived in the state for less than two years). For more information, please visit leadershipky.org.




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