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Terry E. Forcht

Emeritus, Board of Advisors
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Terry E. Forcht is one of Kentucky’s leading entrepreneurs. A 1959 University of
Louisville graduate, he has created or acquired nearly 100 businesses during his
40-year career. As founder and Chairman of Forcht Bank, one of the largest bank
groups in KY, and Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Forcht Group of KY, an
umbrella organization for 95 separate companies with more than 2,400 employees,
Forcht has proven his brilliance through his entrepreneurial endeavors. In 2008,
Mr. Forcht donated $3 million to U of L’s College of Business, establishing the
Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship, where students can expand their exposure
to the challenges and opportunities of the business world. He currently serves on
the Kentucky State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Kentucky
Economic Development Board.