Kentucky Young Professionals Summit - Agenda

8:00 a.m.    
Registration and Continental Breakfast with Sponsors and Exhibitors

9:00 a.m.    
Summit Overview and Introductions
Jacqueline Pitts, SVP Communications, Kentucky Chamber

Hon. Craig Greenberg, Mayor, Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government

9:15 a.m.
Opening Keynote: A Conversation with Teddy Abrams
Teddy Abrams, Musical Director, Louisville Orchestra
Interviewer: Jordan Harris, Client Relationship Executive, Deloitte Consulting

10:15 a.m.    
It Starts with You
Justin Patton, Motivational Speaker

Leadership is not about you, but it starts with you. Therefore, if you ever want to be a great leader of others, you must also be a great leader of yourself. This highly interactive program has leaders explore who they are at their best, the #1 trait that holds all leaders back, and how their presence builds or erodes trust and connection in their relationships. This program will challenge participants to look at themselves differently, and it will change how they lead and communicate in every part of their life.

11:00 a.m.
Developing Your Brand from Day One
Peggy Noe Stevens, Founder and President, Peggy Noe Stevens & Associates

12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Opening Comments
Jacqueline Pitts, SVP Communications, Kentucky Chamber & Summit Emcee

Business Meal Etiquette
Les Fugate, Vice President, Director of State and Local Public Affairs, Brown-Forman

1:00 p.m. 
Presentation of the Kentucky Young Professional of the Year Award 
Ashli Watts, President & CEO, Kentucky Chamber

1:30 p.m.
Keynote: A Conversation with Chris Ratterman
Chris Ratterman, Founder & CEO, Shady Rays
Interviewer: Jennifer Barber, Office Partner-in-Charge, Frost Brown Todd LLP

What began as a side-bedroom start-up has grown to be one of the nation's fastest-growing adventure eyewear brands. Shady Rays Founder and CEO Chris Ratterman will discuss the company's founding, growth, and plans for long-term leadership in the eyewear industry.

2:15 p.m.
Young CEOs
Condrad Daniels, President, HJI Supply Chains Solutions
Ryan Quarles, President, Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS)
Paige Franklin, CEO, Aetna Better Health of Kentucky
Moderator: Ashli Watts, President & CEO, Kentucky Chamber

3:00 p.m.
Next Steps in Your Professional Development
Cassidy Hyde, Executive Director, Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL)

3:20 p.m.
Closing Comments
Jacqueline Pitts, SVP Communications, Kentucky Chamber

Networking Reception

4:30 p.m.
Inaugural Kentucky Young Professionals Summit Concludes