Louisville Mayor-elect Craig Greenberg on Wednesday announced his 58-person transition team preparing to take office in January.
The Democrat, who won the Nov. 8 election with about 52% of the vote, unveiled his transition team Wednesday afternoon in west Louisville at the Republic Bank Foundation YMCA, 1720 W. Broadway.
The team includes current and former Democratic and Republican elected officials, as well as nonprofit leaders, small business owners, entrepreneurs and faith leaders “from every corner of Louisville,” Greenberg said.
“I am very pleased that our team is getting to work as we still have work to do to take Louisville in a new direction,” Greenberg said in his press release, echoing one of his campaign slogans. “The amazing experience and diversity of our team will ensure our administration gets off to a strong start with a focus on our city’s top priorities.”
Greenberg takes office on January 2 and will succeed Mayor Greg Fischer, a fellow Democrat.
Greenberg hasn’t made any other personnel decisions about who will serve on his mayoral service — and whether key leaders like Louisville Metro Police Commissioner Erika Shields will remain in command — but he said that more announcements will be made in the “coming weeks.” will arrive.
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He has created a website, www.NewDirectionLouisville.com, to solicit applications from people who would like to serve in his administration and to get ideas from residents on what he should do and focus on as mayor.
Over 150 people have already expressed interest in working with the new administration, Greenberg said, and over 200 ideas submitted through the website so far have touched on ideas, including converting more one-way streets to two-way streets, developing light rail and creating a new amphitheater, increasing funding for certain agencies, and even selecting a “superhero” to represent Louisville, Greenberg said.
Here is the list of Greenberg transition team members, broken down into four committees. Note that for many members the descriptions only mention part of their background.
Public Safety Committee
- J Michael Brown (Chair) – Former Secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety
- Karina Barillas – Founder and CEO of La Casita Center
- State Assemblyman McKenzie Cantrell, D-Louisville
- Yvette Gentry – Former interim chief of police for the Louisville Metro
- State Representative Keturah HerronD-Louisville
- Paul Johnson – Former special agent and senior officer of the US Secret Service
- Pat Mulloy – CEO of Sharp’s Compliance
- Lopa Mehrotra – Community Volunteer
- David Nicholson – Clerk of the Court of Jefferson County District Court; also ran against Greenberg in the 2022 Democratic primary
- Rev Corrie Shull – Pastor of Burnett Avenue Baptist Church and member of the Jefferson County Board of Education
- bill summer – Former Deputy Mayor of Louisville
Public Health and Public Services Committee
- dr Muhammad Babar (Co-Chairman) – Founding President of Muslim Americans for Compassion
- Metro Council Member Nicole George (Co-Chair) – Democratic Representative for Louisville Metro Council District 21
- Cara Baribeau – Former Vice President of the Louisville Community Foundation
- oSha Cowley-Shireman – Director of Policy and Development for the Owsley Brown II Family Foundation
- Catherine Dykstra – CEO of the Family Scholar House
- Jackie Green – Manager of Bike Couriers Bike Shop
- State Assemblyman Joni Jenkins, D-Shively
- Edgar Mansil – Former CEO of Americana Community Center Inc.
- Christian Bunt – Former Director of Policy and Partnerships at StriveTogether, Campaign Manager at Greenberg
- Jeff Polson – CEO of the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence
- dr Jody Prather – Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for Baptist Health
- Rev David Snardon – Senior Pastor of Joshua Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
- John Stovall – President of Teamsters Local 783
Economic Development and Housing Committee
- Metro Council Member Keisha Dorsey (Co-Chair) – Democratic Representative for District 3
- Christy L. Robinson (Co-Chair) – Executive Vice President of LDG Development
- Riggs Lewis (Co-Chairman) – System Vice President of Healthcare Policy at Norton Healthcare
- dr Kevin Cosby – Pastor of St. Stephen Baptist Church and President of Simmons College
- Laura Douglas – Interim President and CEO of West End Opportunity Partnership
- Matthew Erwin – President of MPE Communications and member of Greenberg’s campaign team
- Tommy Elliott – Senior Vice President of the Old National Bank
- Keith Hamilton – CEO of LB Manufacturing
- Larry Hayes – Former Secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
- Yes Hillebrand – Chairman and CEO of Stock Yards Bank and Trust
- Alice Houston – Co-founder and owner of HJI Supply Chain Solutions
- Valle Jones – CEO of Mayin LLC
- Vince Jarboe – Founder and Director of Southwest Dream Team
- State Senator Julie Raque AdamsR-Louisville
- Andrew Trager Kusman – Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Republic Bank and Trust Co.
- Purna Veer – President and Founder, V-Soft Consulting Group Inc.
- Nicole Yates – Associate Vice President of Growth and Community Engagement for Passport Health Plan
City Budget and Operations Committee
- Metro Council President David James (Co-Chair) – Democrat, District 6
- Dana Mayton (Co-Chair) – District Director of US Representative John Yarmuth
- Jim Beckett – Managing Partner and co-founder of the Re:land Group
- Marianne Butler – Former Commissioner of the Kentucky Public Service Commission
- Steve Campbell – Chairman of the James Graham Brown Foundation
- death Dunn – President of United Auto Workers Local 862
- Metro Councilwoman Madonna Flood – Democrat, District 24
- Alexis Hardest – Organizer at SEIU/NFCO Kentucky
- dr Steven Kelsey – Founding Elder Pastor of Spirit Filled New Life Church Ministries
- State MP Nima Kulkarni, D-Louisville
- dr Kish Kumi Price – CEO of the Louisville Urban League
- Nikki Lanier – CEO of Harper Slade
- Steve Miller – President of Saber-21 LLC
- Ashley Parrott – Vice Chair of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence
- Metro council member Anthony Piagentini – Republican, District 19
- Tim Shaughnessy – Former State Senator
- Seema singal – Board Member of Adarsh Charitable Foundation
Other members of Mayor-elect Craig Greenberg’s transition team
- Chief of Staff and General Counsel of the Transition Team: David Kaplan, founding partner of Kaplan, Johnson, Abate and Bird LLP
- Special Advisor to the Transition Team: Barbara Sexton Smith, former Metro Council member and former CEO of the Fund for the Arts
- Federal Affairs Liaison to the Transition Team: Julie Carr, Chief of Staff to US Representative John Yarmuth
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