April A. Wimberg Named to Ignite Louisville Class of 2015
BGD is pleased to congratulate April A. Wimberg for being named to the Ignite Louisville Class of 2015. April joins an annual class of high-potential professionals for a seven month program running May – November 2015.
Meeting for a two-day opening retreat and then once a month at varying locations in the Louisville community, participants learn best practices from top local corporations, are invited to exclusive networking events to connect with key leaders and decision-makers in the community, and have the opportunity to work in teams for the Yum! IGNITES Louisville Challenge.
In addition to serving as part of the Ignite Louisville Class of 2015, Wimberg also volunteers her time with Legal Aid Society and serves on the Board of Athena’s Sisters, a non-profit serving women veterans of Kentuckiana.
About Ignite Louisville:
Ignite Louisville is a seven-month program that cultivates high-potential professionals under 40, by developing key components of leadership – competencies, networking, community understanding and engagement. The program provides emerging leaders with the skills, confidence, problem-solving abilities and high-profile connections essential to professional success and to achieving their personal leadership goals.
About Yum! IGNITES Louisville Challenge:
The Yum! IGNITES Louisville Challenge is the service learning component of the Ignite Louisville program. Ignite Louisville participants are placed in small teams and choose a project from among many submitted by local nonprofit agencies in need. They are challenged to combine their Ignite Louisville training with their professional expertise to work with the nonprofit’s leadership and board members to implement innovative, lasting solutions.