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Family & Children’s Place names 11 to 2016 Ambassador program

Young business, community leaders offer diverse talents to help raise friends and funds

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 23, 2015) – Family & Children’s Place, which works with children and families hurt by violence, abuse and neglect, has selected 11 young Louisville business and community leaders to help advance the agency through its 2016 Ambassador program.

Shannon at SpeedwayAdditionally, agency leaders selected Shannon Siders, a marketing communications associate for the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, to chair the 2016 panel.

“I am very excited about this, our second class of Ambassadors,” said Micah Jorrisch, director of corporate and community partnerships. “We’ve had great success with events such as Louisville Uncorked, Louisville Mashed, Beer & Banters, the St. James Court Art Show, and golf scramble, and look forward to their ideas and efforts about how to engage even more people in our work.”

Ambassadors are volunteers and help create awareness of and support for the agency through speaking and networking opportunities, agency and third party events and mentoring opportunities with members of the agency’s Board of Director.

As chair, Siders will help manage the ambassador program, alongside Jorrisch, be the principal point of contact between the agency Board and ambassadors, support fundraising and friend raising events and help recruit and engage future ambassadors.

The 2016 Ambassador class is:

  • Ashley Ifeadike, a corporate strategy analyst with Humana.
  • Austin Johnson, an associate client advisor with PNC Institutional Investments.
  • David Knox, a corporate development analyst with Humana.
  • Dorothy Humphrey, a financial analyst, international, with Brown-Forman.
  • Gabrielle Archer, an interior designer with Leslie Lewis Design.
  • Haley James, a community planner with Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group.
  • Jessica Dozier, an associate private banker with Fifth Third Private Bank.
  • Kelly Matlock, a branch manager with First Harrison Bank.
  • Michelle Hagan, a hazmat associate with UPS.
  • Tracey Fu, a corporate strategy analyst with Humana.
  • Troy Cunningham, a branch manager with Centra Credit Union.

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Family & Children’s Place works to protect Kentuckiana children, families and communities from abuse, neglect and exploitation and, through research-based, trauma-informed services, help them heal. The organization has supported families for more than 127 years and today serves approximately 5,000 children and families annually. For more information about Family and Children’s Place, visit www.famchildplace.org or call 502-893-3900.

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