Leadership Kentucky Recognizes Beth Davisson with Lisa Murrell Award

Posted on: February 8, 2022
Tags: Alumni Spotlight, Leadership Kentucky
Beth Davisson
Beth Davisson

Annual award recipient chosen by Leadership Kentucky classmates

Frankfort, Ky. (February 2, 2022) – Leadership Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the United States, announced Beth Davisson, as the recipient of the 2021 Lisa Murrell Award. Davisson is the Senior Vice President of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She is also Founding Executive Director of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Center, which is part of the philanthropic arm of the organization.

 “I believe Lisa would have been proud of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2021. This group includes caring, courageous, and compassionate leaders dedicated to making a difference in Kentucky, each deserving of the Lisa Murrell Award,” said Beth Davisson. “Receiving this distinguished recognition from my peers is something I will always cherish. I am thankful for the opportunity to honor Lisa’s great legacy and will strive to carry her bright, servant spirit with me every day.” 

The Lisa Murrell Award is presented annually in honor and loving memory of Lisa Murrell, a member the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2008, to the person in the current class who most epitomizes the spirit of Lisa: Courage, Compassion, Dedication, and Selflessness. Davisson’s classmates described her as “thoughtful, kind, and a true pleasure to interact with…a kind heart and a genuine spirit shows at all times.” 

“Year after year, we have the privilege of bringing together future leaders of our great Commonwealth.  I am honored to have had the opportunity to watch Beth flourish in the program, always demonstrating her strong and selfless character,” said Janice Way, Leadership Kentucky President. “Beth has shown that she is a compassionate, thoughtful leader and I look forward to seeing the change she will ignite across Kentucky.”  

In addition to the award, the Lisa Murrell Scholarship Fund assists future Leadership Kentucky class members who may need financial assistance to participate.


About Leadership Kentucky

Leadership Kentucky, created in 1984 as a non-profit educational organization, brings together a select group of people who possess a broad variety of leadership abilities, career accomplishments, and volunteer activities to gain insight into complex issues facing the state. Our goal is to prepare our participants to take an active role in advancing the state for the common good. By fostering understanding of how the state’s issues are interconnected, and by forging new relationships among community and regional leaders, Leadership Kentucky graduates bring a fresh and informed perspective to their communities and companies, serving as important participants in the unified effort to shape Kentucky’s future. 

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