LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2013) – Leadership Kentucky Inc. (LKY), one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the U.S., will hold its 12th Annual Executive Forum and Luncheon in Lexington at the Hilton Downtown Lexington today from noon to 2:45 p.m.
Timothy Rutledge, LKY Class of 2004, and 2013 board chair, will kick off the event, followed by presentation of Leadership Kentucky's 2013 Flame of Excellence Award to Lee Todd, former president of the University of Kentucky. Todd, LKY Class of 1988, was also a professor of electrical engineering at UK before leaving to pursue his own business ventures and eventually serving as UK's 11th president.
The Flame of Excellence award honors an outstanding Kentuckian, who bravely goes before and lights the way for others.
Past Recipients are:
2002 –Thomas D. Clark, Kentucky historian emeritus
2003 – Edward T. “Ned” Breathitt, former Kentucky governor
2004 – John R. Hall, retired chairman/CEO, Ashland Inc.
2005 – Martha Layne Collins, former Kentucky Governor; former chair/CEO, Kentucky World Trade Center
2006 – Wendell H. Ford, U.S. Senate, retired; founder, Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center
2007 – Albert P. Smith Jr., retired host of Kentucky Educational Television's “Comment on Kentucky”
2008 – David A. Jones, founder and former board chairman, Humana Inc.
2009 – Eula Hall, founder, Mud Creek Clinic
2010 – Owsley Brown Frazier, founder and chairman, Frazier International History Museum
2011 –Pearse T. Lyons, founder & CEO, Alltech
2012 – William T. Samuels, Jr., chairman emeritus, Maker’s Mark Distillery Inc.
The 12th Annual Leadership Kentucky Executive Forum & Luncheon is sponsored by Whitaker Bank. To attend, register online at www.leadershipky.org or call 502-695-1102. Tickets are $60 for Leadership Kentucky alumni and $65 for non-alumni.