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Leadership Kentucky announces new class for Elevate Kentucky, program for young professionals

Leadership Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the United States, is proud to announce the Elevate Kentucky Class of 2018.
“Elevate Kentucky offers young professionals in-depth personal and professional development while fostering a better understanding of challenges and opportunities facing our Commonwealth,” said Janice Way, President of Leadership Kentucky.
Participants return to their companies with increased skills, knowledge, perspective and a new statewide professional network. Millennial leaders are better prepared to be catalysts in their companies and communities thanks to Elevate Kentucky.

Taking place April through June 2018 in Owensboro, Morehead and Lexington, the focus of the three-session program will be “Know Your State, Lead Your State and Improve Your State.” Class members will hear from thought-provoking Kentucky leaders, learn about issues and opportunities facing our state and self-assess and gain insights about personal leadership abilities. They have the opportunity to engage in panel discussions, participate in experiential learning opportunities, gain increased leadership skills and receive regional/statewide perspective all while traveling across Kentucky.
This year’s class includes 24 participants from across the state representing a variety of public and private sectors:

• Michael Albanese – Crestview Hills – KLH Engineers
• Joshua Allen – Frankfort – Kentucky Legislative Research Commission
• Andrew Apro – Lexington – Perfection Group, Inc.
• Perry Blake – Raceland – Members Choice Credit Union
• Heather Coleman Brooks – Bowling Green – English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP
• Sierra Burton – Shelbyville – Edwards Moving & Rigging
• Kayla Campbell – Louisville – Dressman Benzinger LaVelle
• Rachael Chamberlain – Lexington – Frost Brown Todd LLC
• Kyle Frizzell – Lexington – Downtown Lexington Corporation
• Anne Frye – Louisville – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
• Ashley Johnson – Paducah, – U.S. Bank
• Jamison Large – Lexington – Churchill McGee, LLC.
• Allie Martin – Louisville – Public Relations Professional
• Edward Metzger – Villa Hills – Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing PLLC
• Brittany Moneymaker – Louisville – Brown-Forman
• Louise Murdock – Owensboro – Jagoe Homes
• Brian Noll – Erlanger – Kenton County Academies of Innovation & Technology
• Jessica Powers – Lexington – University of Kentucky
• David Snyder – Lexington – Cumberland Valley National Bank and Trust Co.
• Zachary VanVactor – Louisville – Stites & Harbison PLLC
• Austin White – Bowling Green – Logan Aluminum
• Joey Wright – Louisville – Thompson Miller & Simpson PLC
• Meredith Zahirovic – Louisville – Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation
• Jessica Zeh – Louisville – Kentucky Legislative Research Commission 

he Leadership Kentucky Foundation offers three unique programs: Leadership Kentucky, Elevate Kentucky (for young professionals), and New Executives to Kentucky, (for senior level executives who have lived in the state for less than two years). For more information, please visit leadershipky.org.

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