Walter Woods and Tim Kraus Recognized at Leadership Kentucky Luncheon

Posted on: January 9, 2020
Tags: Alumni Spotlight, Leadership Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 22, 2020) – Leadership Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the United States, announced Walter Woods, CEO of the Humana Foundation, as the winner of the Lisa Murrell Award, and Tim Kraus, Vice President of Production Operations and Chief Engineer at Louisville Water, as the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2019 elected Board of Directors representative during the Leadership Kentucky Annual Luncheon on January 9th. These honors are voted upon by their fellow 2019 Leadership Kentucky class members.


The Lisa Murrell Award is given annually in honor and loving memory of Lisa Murrell, member of the 2008 Leadership Kentucky class, to the person in the current class who most exemplifies Lisa’s spirit: courage, compassion, selflessness, and inspiration over the course of the Leadership Kentucky experience. Walter’s classmates described him as “an infectious and generous spirit” with an “attitude of service” who “displays a spirit of joy, courage, dedication, and compassion.”


Tim Kraus, the class member elected to serve on the Leadership Kentucky Board of Directors, will serve a two-year term. Tim’s term begins in 2020 as he joins a board of 34 fellow Leadership Kentucky Alumni from across the Commonwealth.




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