Thursday, April 13, 2023

Kentucky International Convention Center

2023 Keynote

Tom Szaky

Founder and CEO of TerraCycle

Tom Szaky is founder and CEO of TerraCycle, an international leader in innovative sustainability solutions, creating and operating first-of-their-kind platforms in recycling, recycled materials, and reuse. Across 21 countries, TerraCycle is on a mission to rethink waste and develop practical solutions for today’s complex waste challenges. The company engages an expansive multi-stakeholder community across a wide range of accessible programs, from Fortune 500 companies to schools and individuals.

In 2019, TerraCycle launched Loop, a circular reuse platform that enables consumers to purchase products in durable, reusable packaging. Since its debut, Loop has developed into the leading global reuse platform and is available in France, Japan and the U.S. Loop is a key step in helping to end the epidemic of waste that is caused by ‘single-use’ consumption.

Tom and TerraCycle have received hundreds of social, environmental and business awards and recognition from a range of organizations including the United Nations, World Economic Forum, Fortune Magazine, Time Magazine and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Tom is the author of four books, Revolution in a Bottle, Outsmart Waste, Make Garbage Great and The Future of Packaging. Tom created, produced and starred in TerraCycle’s reality show, “Human Resources” which aired on Pivot from 2014-2016 and is syndicated in more than 20 foreign markets on Amazon and iTunes.

2023 Good Business Panel

Presented by Confluent Health

Winnie Karanja

CEO & Founder of Represented Collective

Winnie Karanja is CEO & Founder of Represented Collective. Represented Collective focuses on advancing gender and racial equity in the STEM fields through products, workplace curriculum and curating events. With deep roots in workforce development, education, and entrepreneurship, she is transforming STEM workplace and educational environments, enhancing access, opportunities, and belonging for women and BIPoC. Winnie has a Masters of Science in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Winnie’s achievements have earned the accolades of Forbes who named her among the “World’s Brightest Young Leaders” for Racial Justice & Inequality in 2020 and a “30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur.”She is shifting paradigms at every level – from institutions to individual mindsets. She is a force, a disrupter, an educator.

Dr. Serenity Wright

Leader of the Social Innovation unit at the University of Kentucky

Dr. Serenity Wright serves as the inaugural leader for the Social Innovation unit within UK Innovate at the University of Kentucky. After completing a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Wright taught and served as an academic and behavior interventionist in a public school system for many years. Dr. Wright then earned her doctorate from the University of Kentucky in Policy, Measurement and Evaluation. Dr. Wright employs a hard science approach through a lens of cultural competency for her theoretical orientation. She is passionate about advocating for, and the expansion of, equitable access for resources and opportunities. She has partnered to serve and support several organizations across the state, and nationally, in their work to expand and sustain their impact to their constituents. Dr. Wright has served on several community boards, and is appointed to the inaugural Mayor’s Commission for Racial Justice and Equality.

2023 Breakout Sessions

Presented by NASCEND and Amplify Louisville

Join this panel of culture experts as they discuss implementing strategies for delivering psychological safety and the role of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in your organization’s culture. Moderated by Canopy Chief of Staff, Stephanie Kelley.

Dr. Brad Shuck

Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist at OrgVitals

Dr. Brad Shuck is an internationally recognized and sought after thought leader in the areas of employee engagement, leadership, and organizational culture. He is the author of Employee Engagement: A Research Overview (Routledge, 2020) and has published or presented more than 400 academic articles, book chapters, and invited presentations. Shuck holds four US Copyrights and one pending trademark for his research-driven, intellectual property on employee engagement and culture management. His work has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and TIME, as well as India’s Economic Times and the Hindu Times, among others. In addition to his academic work, Shuck has given Keynote addresses on four of the seven continents including in China, Spain, Korea, India, Panama, and all over the United Kingdom and United States for some of the world's largest and most admired companies. Shuck is a tenured Professor at the University of Louisville and Co-Founder of OrgVitals, a purpose-built technology focused on the employee experience for the future of work. He is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and holds advanced degrees in Counseling, Student Affairs, Human Resource Development, and Adult Education.

Lettie Johnson

CEO & Founder of Gifted By Design Leadership and Consulting, LLC

Lettie Johnson of Louisville, KY is the CEO/Founder of Gifted By Design Leadership and Consulting, LLC (GBD). A wholistic values-based personal and professional development practice in connecting, consulting, counseling, and coaching people and organizations. Lettie holds over 20+ years of experience in transforming organizations and people across sectors. As a Maxwell Leadership Executive Program Team Member-certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer, and Speaker. She offers workshops, team building, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your giftedness, personal and professional growth. Also being a licensed diversity equity and inclusion facilitator she uses her skills in justice, leadership development, strategic planning, and communication methods to assist people and organizations in maximizing their capacity and reaching their full potential.

Among Civic duties Lettie serves on Boards both locally and nationally. Her most recent service is being a graduate of Leadership Louisville as a 2021 Bingham Fellow that led to founding 3 Organizations (The 3003 Collaborative 501C3, The 3003 Campaign 501C4, and The 3003PAC) to improve the lives of Black Kentuckians by advancing leaders, policies and systems that end structural racism.

Lettie’s “why” is her values based leadership-faith, justice, Community and she believes in the potential of people and organizations. Lettie is most proud of marriage to her Husband, Robert of 19 years.

Charley Miller

Partner and Co-Founder at OrgVitals and Founder and Innovation Sherpa at Unitonomy

Charley Miller is the founder and managing director of Unitonomy, which created OrgVitals Inc. Charley is best known as a game designer and a founder of Touchcast, where he was the Head of Product for seven years. Charley has fifteen years of experience working in startups, leading product and developer teams, and generating IP. Charley, along with Dr. Brad Shuck and Kristina Rodriguez, launched OrgVitals to meet the needs of employers to understand through data how to create better employee experiences and cultivate environments that avoid burning out top talent.

Doing Good is captured in both company processes and policies so leaders and employees can hold each other accountable to Good Business practices. Hear from this Kentucky Leader about how they embed Good in their organization. 

Leslie Clements

Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental, Social, and Governance Leader at Humana

Leslie Clements is Humana’s lead for corporate citizenship and impact communications, where she is building relationships in the company and in the community to activate Humana's purpose to inspire health and well-being for all. Leslie's career has been focused on designing and delivering strategic engagement and development opportunities for corporate employees and others in the community, with a keen focus on inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging. Leslie has her Master of Science in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of Louisville. Combining her interest in community engagement with her passion for the arts and social justice, Leslie also volunteers with several community arts and culture organizations in Louisville, KY, where she lives with her husband Chris.

Gain valuable insight about establishing leadership commitment to Good Business values and practices from these speakers:

Elaine Gravatte

President of DDW the Color House - A Givauden Company

I have worked 23 years at DDW The Color House (now Givaudan Sense Colour). We are a leader in the Natural Colours industry with multiple operations on five continents. We serve customers including such well known brands as Coke, Nestle, Pepsi, Kraft-Heinz, as well as hundreds of regional and local customers worldwide.

I started my career at DDW as the first “Chief People Officer” for DDW, and have held a variety of roles including the sales lead for Coca-Cola, President of our North American division, Chief Operations Officer, President and COO, and ultimately CEO when we sold last year to Givaudan. I am now the President of the Sense Colour Business Unit within Givaudan.

During my tenure at DDW, we have more than quadrupled the size of the company while staying true to our purpose of “Working together to serve customers while building community.” We have focused on maintaining a culture of adaptability, commitment, customer service and community engagement during the integration with our new company, and all indicators are positive that we are navigating this delicate time successfully.

I have my undergraduate degree from University of Kentucky and a Masters in Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University, and I am married with two college age daughters.

Cynthia Knapek

President of the Leadership Louisville Center

In 2012, Cynthia was named President of the Leadership Louisville Center. The Center is a national leader in civic engagement and leadership development whose mission is to inspire and equip leaders to BE BETTER and DO BETTER. Cynthia is particularly proud that the work the Center has done to foster inclusivity and embrace diversity was recognized with the 2016 Champion of Diversity Award from the Urban League.

Before joining Leadership Louisville, Cynthia’s work included engagements with government, Fortune 500 and other social sector organizations. Cynthia is active in numerous community organizations including Rotary and serves on several boards including Greater Louisville Inc. (Chamber of Commerce).

She has served as the national board chair for the Association of Leadership Programs. ALP ‘s mission is to build networks for hundreds of community leadership programs across the country.

Cynthia has a Master’s degree from the University of Louisville as well as several certifications in leadership training and organizational development.

Dan Caudill

Owner of Caudill Seeds

Dan Caudil is the owner of Caudill Seed, a privately owned, family-operated business that started in Shepherdsville and later moved to Louisville, Kentucky . It began operations as an agricultural seed distributor and shortly thereafter began vertically integrating its core business, first by processing seeds and beans, upward toward growing crops, assisting in hybridizing varieties, and eventually developing unique germplasm. From our three locations in Kentucky, we have built our reputation by effectively responding to the needs of wholesalers, retailers, farm dealers, landscape contractors, hydraulic seeding professionals, sod farms, turf specialists, and professional sports turf managers. We have also built a loyal following among homeowners and those interested in ornamental turf with our Triple Crown varieties, and our Forrest Green lawn seed.

Ankur Gopal

CEO of Interapt

Kim Harmon

General Manager of Maker's Mark Distillery

Renee Hutchison

Director of Visitor Experience at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Renee Hutchison is the Director of Visitor Experience at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. Bernheim is a 16,137-acre non-profit just south of Louisville whose mission of connecting people with nature encompasses education, art, outreach and conservation.

Renee’s roles at Bernheim over the last 17 years include volunteer coordination, horticulture, guest services and operations. This deep, diverse background positions Renee to lead Bernheim’s sustainable practices that align daily operations with the vision of leadership in ecological stewardship. Renee has a keen focus on tying together systems that are not only lighter on the landscape, but also lighter on the team members that put plans into practice.

Her leadership in initiating Bernheim’s green roof program set the foundation for a more sustainable way of guiding plant selection, focusing on biodiversity of habitat and ecology. Currently, she leads the Guest Services and Operations teams in advancing Bernheim’s Climate Crisis Action Plan. Working towards more sustainable food-service practices in Isaac’s Café and responsible retail in the gift shop; building better waste management programs that also educate the public; benchmarking better alternatives to offset facility energy use; and making strides towards a smaller carbon footprint by reducing fleet emissions are some of the projects that she is currently collaborating on.

Renee’s desire to protect natural spaces has been instilled in her since a very young age, and she and her husband are instilling those same values in their daughter, whose love of the outdoors will guide her as part of the next generation of conservators.

Nathan Stuck

CEO & Founder of Profitable Purpose Consulting

Nathan is an award winning leader in the B Corp community and the Founder & CEO of Profitable Purpose Consulting, a culture and impact consultancy that helps companies certify as B Corporations. He also founded and chairs B Local Georgia, a nonprofit dedicated to growing the number of purpose-driven businesses in the Peach State.

Nathan teaches an experiential MBA course on B Corps at the University of Georgia and serves on the board of B Academics, a nonprofit committed to research and experiential B Corp learning opportunities around the world.

He has appeared on multiple podcasts, spoken at events across the country, and hosts the Be The Change Georgia podcast. His first book, Happy Monday: Designing Your Career With Purpose, was released in 2022.

Kentucky Marketplace

Presented by Heine Brother’s Coffee, HR Affiliates, and DMLO CPAs

The Kentucky Marketplace is a gathering of socially and environmentally conscious businesses throughout Kentucky. During this casual networking opportunity, participants can connect with Good Businesses from across the state and get inspired by the Good already being done in our communities.

First Annual Canopy Awards

Kentucky’s Top Impact Company

Kentucky company that exhibits excellence in the 4 Canopy Fundamental categories: Culture, Governance, Leadership, External Impact

Kentucky’s Top Impact Leader

KY business leader (CEO or President) that exemplifies the Canopy Leadership Pledge values: Improvement, Transparency, Accountability, Accessibility, Social and Environmental Progress

Social Impact Award 

Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Environmental Impact Award

2023 Winner:

Logan Aluminum

2023 Winner:

Condrad Daniels

2023 Winners:

Black Soil KY
NASCEND, PBC

2023 Winners:

KFI Studios
Maker’s Mark

Past Good Business Summits

2023

Watch 2023 Recap

2022

Watch 2022 Recap

2021

Watch 2021 Recap

2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the largest Good Business event in Kentucky? Contact our Director of Development to talk about the sponsorship opportunities that we offer.

Presenting Sponsor: $25,000

Benefits:

  • Company name and sponsorship level included in event press release
    event welcoming speaking opportunity
  • Company logo display on invitation, signage, and A/V
  • Company logo on website and online promotions
  • Exhibitor table at Good Business Showcase
  • 1 guest table (8 complimentary tickets)

Panel Sponsor: $5,000

Benefits:

  • Recognition as “Panel Sponsor”
  • Speaking opportunity prior to panel introduction
  • Company logo display on invitation, signage, and A/V
  • Company logo on website and online promotions
  • 3 complimentary tickets

Keynote Sponsor: $10,000

Benefits:

  • Recognition as “Keynote Sponsor”
  • Company name and sponsorship level included in event press release speaking opportunity prior to keynote introduction
  • Company logo display on invitation, signage, and A/V
  • Company logo on website and online promotions
  • 1 guest table (8 complimentary tickets)

Breakout Sponsor: $5,000

Benefits:

  • Recognition as “Breakout Sponsor”
  • Speaking opportunity prior to breakout sessions
  • Company logo display on invitation, signage, and A/V
  • Company logo on website and online promotions
  • 3 complimentary tickets

Table Sponsor $2,500

Benefits:

  • Recognition as “Table Sponsor”
  • Company logo on website and online promotions
  • Company logo featured on table display
  • 1 guest table (8 complimentary tickets)
  • Preferred table placement

Zero Waste Sponsor: $2,500

Benefits:

  • Makes our event waste free!
  • Recognition as “Zero Waste Sponsor”
  • Company logo on website and online promotions
  • 2 complimentary tickets

Showcase Sponsor: $1,000

Benefits:

  • Recognition as “Showcase Sponsor”
  • Logo featured in showcase area
  • 1 complimentary ticket

Thanks to Our 2023 Sponsors:

Good Business Panel Sponsor:

Breakout Sessions Sponsors:

Table Sponsors:

Zero Waste Sponsors:

Kentucky Marketplace Sponsors:

Other Partners: