FRANKFORT, Ky. – After seven months of traveling across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Walbridge’s Col. (ret.) Keith Landry, Director of Federal Business Development, has graduated from its well-known leadership program.
Leadership Kentucky is a 28-year-old educational nonprofit that brings together professionals in varied disciplines from across Kentucky to gain insight on significant challenges facing the state’s communities. Participants are selected based on their leadership abilities, career accomplishments and volunteer activities.
“Since Walbridge does business in Kentucky, I thought it was important to gain a stronger understanding of the economic issues and challenges facing the Commonwealth,” said Landry, who retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2011 and resides in Louisville. “This program put me in the center of various business communities throughout Kentucky and made me more familiar with the state’s many economies.”
From May to November, Leadership Kentucky’s Class of 2012 journeyed across the state for two- to three-day retreats in various communities, learning about each region’s culture, commerce, history, government and natural resources. This year’s group visited Jabez, Frankfort, Louisville, Georgetown, Henderson, Eddyville, Hopkinsville/Fort Campbell and Pikeville. Roughly 50 professionals graduated from the program this November.