iglouThis year, Leadership Louisville had a record number of application for its 11th Class of Ignite Louisville. Today they named the 54  emerging leaders that have been selected for the Class of 2014.

Ignite Louisville, presented by Norton Healthcare, has graduated more than 450 next-generation leaders and prepared them for expanded roles in their organizations and in the community.

Ignite Louisville is a seven-month leadership-development program. The class meets once a month for a full day and participates in an overnight retreat. Graduation day is April 16, 2014.

Each class participates in the Yum! IGNITES Louisville Challenge and takes on a project proposed by a local nonprofit; Ignite Louisville teams have worked with over 62 nonprofit organizations since 2004.

According to the Leadership Louisville website:

The 2013 Ignite Louisville class directly invested over 4,000 hours in their partner organizations, averaging 500 hours per team. Over 83 percent of partner organizations reported continued involvement with the team following program conclusion (including board service and volunteer time).

In addition, 97 percent of program graduates reported civic engagement following program participation – 30 percent give 1-3 hours, 40 percent give 4-9 hours and 25 percent volunteer more than 10 hours a month.

The average value of each team’s work is over $35,000.

Members of the Ignite Louisville Class of 2014 are (click for photo roster):

Shawn Anderson, Dean Dorton Allen Ford; Jay Baribeau, Frost Brown Todd LLC; Justin Beavers, Raymond James; Anesha Blakey, Schiller, Kessler & Gomez, PLLC; Jacqueline Brill, Tandem Public Relations;

Emma Brown, YPAL; Tameka Copeland, WellCare of Kentucky; Michelle Browning Coughlin, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Kate Cross, Yum! Brands, Inc.; Marisa Davis, Metro United Way;

Shelby Dehner, Kids Cancer Alliance; Daniel Duffy, Northwestern Mutual; Ashley Duncan, Transit Authority of River City (TARC); Anthony Ellis, Bluegrass Green Co.; Nicole Eovino, Greater Louisville Inc.;

Megan Gardner, Norton Healthcare; Courtney Gatti, Norton Healthcare/Children’s Hospital Foundation; Bert Griffin, Spalding University; Charles Hopkins II, Universal Woods Inc.; Genevieve Howard, Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Marvin Jackson, Walsh Construction; Christina Julian, JPMorgan Chase; Adam Keal, EY; Brad Keeton, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC; Tiffany Keith, Ottawa University;

Rob Kester, Deming, Malone, Livesay & Ostroff; Meghan Mando, Fund for the Arts; Jade Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton; Karmen Martin, LG&E and KU Energy; David McArthur, KentuckyOne Health;

Jeffrey McMahan, Wehr Constructors, Inc.; Holly Meredith, 21c Museum Hotels LLC; Ryan Miranda, Churchill McGee Construction; Jennifer Moore, PNC Bank; Linwood Nelson, U.S. Army Human Resources Command;

Adrian Panduro, Humana Inc.; Phil Ransdell, Fifth Third Bank; Angela Reeves, ARGI Financial Group; Sarah Rogers, Humana Inc.; Audrey Roling, Brown-Forman Corporation;

Brandon Saxton, RecoverCare; Dayo Seton, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP; Stephanie Spalding, Actors Theatre of Louisville; Bradford Spencer, Humana Inc.; Joey Summers, Messer Construction;

Andrew B. Takami, Purdue University College of Technology, New Albany; Julie Torzewski, Baptist Health Louisville; Melinda Townsend-Breslin, Norton Healthcare; Brandon Walker, Yum! Brands, Inc.;

Angella Wilson, WIRED65 Regional Workforce Partners; Errol Wint, University of Louisville; Johnathan Woodall, Brown-Forman Corporation; Hala Ziady, Junior League of Louisville; and Erin Zuber, Archdiocese of Louisville.



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