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College of Business Excellence Awards

The College of Business Excellence Awards are given annually to alumni and business innovators whose distinguished careers exemplify the local, national and international impact of the College of Business and our community.

May 16, 2023 | 8:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. | The Olmstead


2023 Awards Line Up

Charlie Moyer

Distinguished Service Award

Presented to a volunteer/individual who has provided extraordinary service to the College.

Dr. Charlie Moyer, Dean Emeritus, University of Louisville College of Business

Distinguished Corporate Partner

Presented to a corporate partner that has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the success of the school’s students, faculty, and programs.

Tiffany Layfield

Tiffany Layfield, Graduate Recruiting Lead
Talent Acquisition, Humana

Fay Kleban Zimlich

Fay Kleban Zimlich, MBA, Compensation Lead
Corporate, Humana

Nick McRae

Rising Star in Entrepreneurship

Presented to Louisville Alumni and those in the Louisville entrepreneurial community who show promise and have made an impact early in their careers.

Nick McRae, IMBA Graduate, CEO, Broadloop

Positive Leadership Award

Presented annually to an individual in our local professional community who has performed an exceptional act of 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

Adria Johnson, CEO, Metro United Way

Greg Fischer

Greg Fischer, Former Mayor, Louisville, Kentucky

Jennifer Williams

Entrepreneurship Circle of Fame Award

The Entrepreneurship Circle of Fame Award is presented annually to a College of Business/University of Louisville alum and business innovator whose distinguished entrepreneurial career exemplifies the local, national, and international impact of the College of Business. These alumni have demonstrated significant success as entrepreneurs. Their names are permanently added to a granite monument at the College to serve as an inspiration for all students.

Jennifer Williams, IMBA Graduate, Founder & Former CEO, Cuddle Clones

The Entrepreneurship Circle of Fame Past Recipients