October Connections 2018

Posted on: October 2, 2018
Tags: Newsletter


A note from Janice Way, President:

We have a lot of exciting information to share with you this month! Be sure to add these important dates to your calendar and read on for more information.

October 1:
Elevate Applications Open
October 10: Leadership Kentucky Nominations Open
January 10, 2019: Annual Alumni Luncheon, Flame of Excellence Award Presentation and 35th Anniversary Celebration!

Starting October 1st, applications for the Elevate Class of 2019 are available online! If you know a great young professional at your work or in your community, please encourage them to apply!

Next, beginning October 10th, we will begin formally accepting nominations for the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2019. You can go ahead and e-mail nominations to lky@leadershipky.org or find the form on our website. Once nominated, the person will receive application instructions via e-mail. 

Finally, Leadership Kentucky will celebrate its 35th Anniversary in 2019! On January 10th, 2019, Leadership Kentucky will host its Annual Luncheon and Flame of Excellence award presentation in the Woodford Reserve room at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky.  Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for a great day of fun, friends, and celebration!

More information about all of these events below.... read on!
Elevate 2019 Applications Now Available!
We are now accepting applications for the Elevate Kentucky Class of 2019.

Elevate Kentucky is a three-session program, designed for young professionals, that runs from April-June.  Please encourage young leaders in your communities or at your work to apply online.  There is no application fee. Applications for the Class of 2019 will be available online until December 7, 2018 at leadershipky.org. 

Elevate Kentucky is designed for millennials and young professionals approximately 25-35, but there is not a strict age limit. We look for individuals who are not only advancing in their careers but also involved in their communities and eager to become a stronger leader. 

Click here to view application online!
35th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Alumni Luncheon
On January 10th, 2019, Leadership Kentucky will host its Annual Luncheon and Flame of Excellence award presentation in the Woodford Reserve room at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky beginning at 11:30 a.m.* 

The Flame of Excellence Award is presented each year to someone of major influence in our Commonwealth. This year, Leadership Kentucky is proud to present the award to Dave Adkisson, President and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. With Dave, we are honoring an alum who not only is influential and transformative throughout our state, but with our own Leadership Kentucky program.  Dave was part of the group which helped to launch the LKY initiative 35 years ago.

Additionally, we will honor the classes and founders of Leadership Kentucky and enjoy a tour of Kroger Field. This event will be the beginning of many anniversary commemorations throughout 2019. Ticket information coming soon. Be sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and photos from the past 35 years!

Lastly, in honor of the 35th Anniversary, Leadership Kentucky will be launching new outreach programs and initiatives. In response to the valuable feedback from the recent alumni survey, establishing Regional Councils is a top priority. This initiative will provide opportunities for alumni to gather, learn, and network beyond the LKY experience—in your own region.

*In coordination with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, our Annual Luncheon will be held on the same day as "Kentucky Chamber Day" and will allow plenty of time to attend that event at Heritage Hall in the Lexington Convention Center. Registration and Reception begin at 5 p.m. and the Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Make one trip to Lexington and attend two wonderful events! See you there.
LKY18 in Bowling Green
Last month, the Class of 2018 was in Bowling Green, the third largest city in the state of Kentucky to further understand the impact of manufacturing on the local and state economy, and beyond. Watch the highlights from the session and read more here.
New Executives to Kentucky 
In early September, 28 New Executives to Kentucky joined us in Frankfort for a day of all things Kentucky... hearing from key leaders, visiting Woodford Reserve and Pin Oak Stud and dinner at the Governor's Mansion! Check out the highlight video.

Alumni News and Notes

  • Kenny Riley (2000) recognized as a distinguished graduate of the Class of 1984 from Owensboro High School. 
  • Tonya York Dees (2006) named a Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame inductee (Biz Journals).
  • Denny Potter (2009) named new master distiller and general manager at Maker's Mark (Kentucky.com)
Send news, notes, and updates to lky@leadershipky.org.

2018 Annual Alumni Dues

As the year is quickly coming to a close, please be sure to pay your 2018 Alumni Dues! Dues directly benefit programming, participants and initiatives for this year's Elevate and LKY Sessions. If you'd like to receive an invoice or pay via check, please e-mail lky@leadershipky.org. Thank you!
Click to Pay Alumni Dues
Alumni Information Update
Leadership Kentucky's 35th Anniversary is coming up in 2019! We are updating our database and intend to have it available for the celebration. We know that many of you have changed jobs or moved in recent years.  Please take a minute to provide your current information below so that it is accurate for the Anniversary!
Click to Update Information
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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