In a world full of challenges sometimes what we need most is to know that our peers face the same problems we do. This breakfast series is geared at letting you take a peek behind the curtain, and see that we all have a story that can inspire others.

We’d like to introduce you to our 2021 speakers!

March 2nd

Amy Cloud,
Executive Director of Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives

Amy Cloud is the executive director of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives. She has held this position since July 2016. Prior to her service at the state level, Amy was the top executive at several local chambers including Jessamine County and Garrard County.

Amy has spent the last 15 years developing and implementing strategies to help grow the local business community. She is a proven strategic planner and convener, working with chambers across our state, assisting them with grassroots advocacy and professional development, encouraging chamber professionals to be the most influential local leadership in their community.

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June 1st

Christy Smallwood,
CEO & Chief Strategic Guide of Eagle Eye Strategies

Christy Smallwood is the CEO & Chief Strategic Guide of Eagle Eye Strategies – a strategy-first business that educates and empowers business leaders to new heights of success. She helps people solve problems strategically to maximize time, effort, and money.  Her background includes 20+ years in media, marketing and advertising, consumer behavior, leadership training and design, and executive business coaching. She is also author and speaker of the message of “Being Super – How to be super through turbulent times.”

Christy’s mission is to break the status quo of small business, bring order to chaos clearing the clutter of stinking thinking, spark the inspiration of big ideas and audacious goals for purpose-driven entrepreneurs and light a fire under their asses to bring it all to life.

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August 31st

Kathy Mills,
President and CEO of Strategic Communications

Kathy Mills, President and CEO of Strategic Communications, offers 36 years of experience operating successful technical sales organizations in multiple locations. Kathy and her husband, Rick Mills, founded one of the first computer stores in Louisville, Kentucky in 1984.  After expanding to multiple locations, they sold the company to a large conglomerate in 1992. Kathy returned to the technology industry in 1994 and has since exponentially grown Strategic Communications, LLC. Her efforts, and those of the Strategic Communications Team, were recognized when the company received honors as part of the 2011 (#641), 2012 (#41), 2013 (#489) and 2014 (#1486) Inc. 500|5000 awards for exceptional growth. 

Strategic Communications was recognized in CRN Solutions Provider 500, Washington Technology Fast 50, Best Places To Work In Kentucky and Louisville Business First Fast 50. In 2014, Strategic Communications was awarded the Louisville Business First Large Company of the Year award and recognized as a Finalist in 2016. 

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December 7th

Susan Clark
City Clerk/ Treasurer for the City of St. Matthews

Susan B. Clark was appointed City Clerk/ Treasurer for the City of St. Matthews in August of 2011 after serving 20 years in the office of the Jefferson County Clerk, where she held several positions including Co-Director of the Board of Elections.  She also worked as a legislative aide for a Louisville Metro Councilmember. 

Over Ms. Clark’s career she has served in Washington D.C. as an executive assistant to Senator Howard Baker, an associate director with the Senatorial Trust, a fundraising consultant with a National Congressional Committee and a special assistant to the deputy director of events at the White House. Ms. Clark was raised in Fayette and Woodford Counties in Kentucky and holds degrees from both Midway College and Bellarmine University.

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All events are held in-person from 8:00 – 9:30 AM at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus located at 44o N Whittington Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222. Due to Covid-19 restrictions any event that cannot be held in person will be held virtually.