Thursday, April 13

Kentucky International Convention Center

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8 – 9 am – Coffee and Networking

9 – 9:30 am – Opening Remarks

9:45 – 10:45 am – Impact Breakout Sessions

11am – 12 pm – The Good Business Panel

12pm – Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 pm – Keynote Conversation

1:30- 2 pm – 1st Annual Impact Awards & Closing Remarks

2 – 3 pm – Kentucky Marketplace

Keynote Conversation

Presented by Amplify Louisville

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.

Good Business Panel

Presented by NASCEND

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.

Winnie Karanja

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.

Breakout Sessions

Join these Culture experts to examine and discuss how you can make sure employees are honored, respected, and celebrated within your organization:

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

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 Governance roles:

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 Seed

Kim Harmon

General Manager of Maker's Mark Distillery

Kentucky Marketplace

Presented by Heine Brother’s Coffee

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

Past Good Business Summits

2022

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2021

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