Victoria Russell has been described as a D&I Champion, Equity Advocate and Corporate Activist. In 2018, she stepped up during difficult times to become the first to lead Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Papa John’s. With a 14-year passion for the brand, Victoria is committed to using her voice to bring change and leaning into the challenge of ensuring D&I is in the DNA of the company.
Sam Mitchell became President of Valvoline and VP of Ashland in 2002. In 2011, Mitchell was named Senior VP of Ashland, while retaining his responsibilities for Valvoline. Prior to joining Valvoline, he held brand and category management leadership positions at The Clorox Company for eight years. Mitchell serves on the Board of Trustees of Transylvania University and the UK Gatton College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council.
Jacqueline Coleman is an educator, basketball coach, writer, and founder of non-profit Lead Kentucky. Lead Kentucky ensures Kentucky’s college women are prepared, encouraged, and empowered to seek leadership positions on their campuses and later in their professional fields. Since its inception, Lead Kentucky has empowered 50 campus ambassadors with 29 different majors on more than a dozen college campuses.
Kimra Harper Cole is no stranger to shattering glass ceilings and paving the way for others to follow. She recently returned to Lexington after being selected to take the helm of Columbia Gas of Kentucky as its first female president and chief operating officer. Recently named in The Lane Report’s “Top Women In Business” listing, the Richmond native now leads a nearly all-female leadership team.
Aug. 27: University of Kentucky MBA & Graduate Business Programs
Sept. 17: McBrayer
Oct. 8: Community Trust Bank
Nov. 19: Traditional Bank
DOOR PRIZE PRESENTER
AVAILABLE: Oct. 8 | $500 | Benefits: Virtual ‘stage’ presence to conduct giveaway of up to two exclusive door prizes (plus your own), opportunity to give 30-second pitch about your company and two reserved spaces at selected event. Your company will remain listed as a sponsor for the duration of the fall Power Hour Leadership Series.
Sept. 17: The Lantern At Morning Pointe | Oct. 8 AVAILABLE | Nov. 19: Greyson On 27
AVAILABLE | $500 | Benefits: Sponsor guides an informal and informational conversation thirty minutes prior and thirty minutes after the Power Hour event. Opportunity to introduce company to attendees and two reserved spaces at selected event. Your company will remain listed as a sponsor for the duration of the fall Power Hour Leadership Series.
Sept. 17: AVAILABLE | Oct. 8 AVAILABLE | Nov. 19: Traditional Bank
SERIES: VIRTUAL PLATFORM
AVAILABLE | $1,000 | Benefits: Sponsorship of the audio/visual (Zoom or other) platform for fall Power Hour Leadership Series events. Three reserved spaces at each Power Hour event.
SERIES: SUPPORTING WLK
AVAILABLE | $250 | Benefits: Support the series to receive your logo on website, virtual screen, and newsletter from August until December. One, two or three reserved space(s) at each event, depending on sponsorship level selected. Sponsor spotlight on social media.
Valvoline | J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar