Leadership Kentucky Recognizes Lindsey Sanson with Lisa Murrell Award

Posted on: January 9, 2023
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Leadership Kentucky, one of the nation’s oldest and most esteemed leadership programs, announced Lindsey Sanson, as the recipient of the 2022 Lisa Murrell Award. Sanson is the Assistant Vice President Business Development & Marketing for American Bank & Trust.

“It’s my absolute and complete honor to have been chosen as the 2022 Leadership Kentucky Lisa Murrell Award Recipient. And, I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to travel across the state learning about our exceptional communities throughout the Commonwealth and how we can move our state forward,” said Sanson. “Most of all, I’m blessed by the lifelong relationships formed with my classmates, who are the most kind, selfless and uplifting people I’ve ever had the privilege to meet. The future of the Commonwealth is very bright!”

The Lisa Murrell Award is presented annually in honor and loving memory of Lisa Murrell, a member the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2008. The recipient of the award is a current class member who embodies the spirit of Lisa: Courage, Compassion, Dedication, and Selflessness. The recipient is chosen by fellow classmates. Sanson was described by her cohorts 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 Lindsey flourish in the program, always demonstrating her strong and selfless character,” said Janice Way, Leadership Kentucky President. “Lindsey is a compassionate and thoughtful leader. She engaged with everyone in her class and made a concerted effort to create a lasting bond with all she encountered. Her smile lights up a room!” 

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.


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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