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2023 College of Business Excellence Awards

May 16, 2023
2023 Excellence Awards

The College of Business Excellence Awards are given annually to alumni, corporate partners, and business innovators whose contributions have impacted the local, national, and global community. Those honored have demonstrated significant success in entrepreneurship, enthusiastic partnership with the College, or through service. 

We recognize our corporate partners, large and small, for their contributions and commitment to strengthening our business community and inspiring our students. These sustainable partnerships between campuses, communities, and corporations enrich student learning/engagement and enhance community life.

Supporting the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Louisville is part of our mission. Through involvement and education, we work to nurture and honor exceptional innovators who show promise and have made an impact early in their careers. Recognition like this helps pave the way for future startups and works to inspire our students.

Congratulations to the following award winners:

Positive Leadership Award
Presented annually to an individual in
our local professional community who has performed an act of exceptional courage, compassion, honesty, humility, generosity, resilience, curiosity, or another virtue in the workplace and inspired others to build on it, imitate, or follow along.
Adria Johnson, CEO
Metro United Way

Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, 2011-2022 entrepreneur, investor

Distinguished Service Award
Presented to an individual who has provided extraordinary service to the College.
R. Charles Moyer, PhD, Professor of Finance, Former Dean of the College of Business

Rising Star in Entrepreneurship
We honor Louisville alumni and those in the Louisville entrepreneurial community who show promise and have made an impact early in their careers.
Nick McRae, CEO, BroadLoop

Distinguished Corporate Partner
Thank you to our corporate partners, who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the success of the school’s students, faculty, and programs.

Representing Humana at the Excellence Awards were Tiffany Layfield, Graduate Recruiting Lead/Talent Acquisition, and Fay Kleban Zimlich, Compensation Lead, Corporate/Total Rewards Organization.

Entrepreneurship Circle of Fame Award
Presented annually to a College of Business/University of Louisville alum who has demonstrated significant success as an entrepreneur. Names are permanently engraved in the granite monument in front of the College.
Jennifer Williams, Founder & CEO
Working Title Labs