Seven Bellarmine University alumni and a member of the Rubel School of Business’ Executive Board are among the 47 community leaders selected to Leadership Louisville Center’s Bingham Fellows Class of 2022.
Over the next year, the 2022 class will tackle the topic “Moving Downtown Forward: Adapt & Reinvent,” exploring ways to re-energize Louisville’s city center following two years of pandemic and racial unrest.
The eight Bingham Fellows with Bellarmine ties are:
Christian Adelberg ’95, Kentucky Performing Arts
Carrie Butler ’94, Transit Authority of River City (TARC)
Nikki Carver ’13, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Matt Kamer ’95 (Alumni Board of Directors), Bandy Carroll Hellige
Rev. Fred Klotter ’86, Holy Spirit Church Archdiocese of Louisville
David Lopez (Rubel School Executive Board), Metro United Way
Robbie Tindall ’04, ’12 (Chair, Bellarmine University Board of Overseers), Humana Inc.
Josh Zik ’10, the Al J. Schneider Company, AJS Hotels
Bingham Fellows, created in 1988 through a $500,000 endowment from Mary and Barry Bingham Sr., brings about 40 experienced Louisville leaders together each year to address issues critical to the region’s future success.
The Class of 2022 will explore challenges and opportunities facing downtown Louisville that include increasing foot traffic; repurposing vacant office space; supporting locally owned small businesses; addressing homelessness and public safety; and improving
people’s perceptions of the urban core.
"Many initiatives I've been involved with over the course of my career have focused on projects that have helped transform downtown—from the creation of Louisville Slugger Field, building-sized murals and new or improved hotels and attractions,
to the focus on bourbon tourism that is such an anchor for Louisville today. So I feel a personal connection and investment in downtown's success,” said Kamer, who works in public relations and communications. “Downtowns are the economic
and cultural hub of a city, and I'm looking forward to working with this exceptional Bingham Fellows class to build a strategy to help Louisville's downtown rebound from the challenges of the past couple years."
Bingham Fellows meet monthly as a group and in smaller teams outside the program days. The full group will present its final recommendations in January 2023.