James Welch Sr. Arts Leadership Award

The James Welch Sr. Arts Leadership Award, presented by Stoll Keenon Ogden and Fund for the Arts, honors an individual who has made a substantial impact to the Greater Louisville arts community through volunteer commitment and ongoing leadership.

First presented in 2010, the award is a tribute to the late James Welch Sr., one of the founding members of Stoll Keenon Ogden’s legacy firm, who quietly provided strong guidance and support to the Louisville arts community for decades.

The award recognizes someone who has made significant contributions and a lasting impact on the Louisville arts community in a quiet, often unrecognized manner.

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Year

Awardee

Titles at time of award

2018

2017

Carolle Jones Clay Vice President Managing Director of Community Relations, Republic Bank

2016

William A. Blodgett, Jr

KY Opera Board President

2015

Marlene Grissom

Director of Special Projects, Waterfront Development Corporation

2014

Carl M. Thomas

Stage One Board Chair

2013

Nana Lampton

Chief Executive Officer at Hardscuffle, Inc. and American Life + Accident Insurance Company of Kentucky.

2012

Todd Lowe

Founder of Parthenon International

2011

Morton Boyd

Chairman emeritus of The Gheens Foundation, Inc.

2010

Thomas T. Noland

Board member: Fund for the Arts; Kentucky Opera; Louisville Orchestra; Partnership for Creative Economies

 

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