Smarter Future Council
The Smarter Future Council is comprised of Kentucky business leaders who support more educational opportunities for Kentucky students. Our students are key to Kentucky’s future, and we need to ensure that every student gets the best education possible – regardless of their socio-economic status.
Kentucky needs a well-educated workforce in order to compete in the global economy. As members of the business community, we see education as an investment in the future. Bringing a scholarship tax credit program to Kentucky would help the business community to invest more in education than ever before.
The Smarter Future Council supports bringing a Scholarship Tax Credit program to Kentucky. The program would create a nonrefundable tax credit for donations to scholarship granting organizations. The program would provide lower income families with more educational options.
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Greater Louisville Inc.
Jeff Arnold – Medcare Pharmacy LLC
Mike Ash – Fifth Third Bank
Jeffrey L. Ashley – Ashley Rountree & Associates
Charles Bradley – Fifth Third Bank
Michael Brennan- Bramco, Inc.
Steve Brunson- Pediatric Partners of NKY
Al Burke- Burke Financial services
Martin Butler – Strauss Troy, LPA
David P. Calzi – Ernst & Young LLP
Craig Carlson – US Bank
Thomas D. Clines III – United Mail LLC
Thomas Colvin – Arthur J. Gallagher
Paul T. Costel
Allen L. Crumes – Money Concepts
Ralph Drees – Drees Homes, LLC
Julie Dupont – Dupont plumbing inc
Deborah Jo Durr – Richwood Manor, LLC
Stephen Embry – Frost Brown Todd LLC
Brian Eviston – Strauss Troy Co., LPA
Rhonda Evsiston – St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Raymond Erpenbeck – ECE, Inc.
Jesse Flynn – The Flynn Group
Steve Ford – Ingredient Resource Corporation
Benjamin C. Fultz – Fultz Maddox Dickenz PLC
Shawn Freibert – Freibert & Mattingly Title Group
Steve Gray – Commercial Kentucky, Inc.
Paul M. Grisanti – Grisanti Group CRE, LLC
Daniel Groneck – U.S. Bank Cincinnati
Mark Guilfoyle – DBL Law
Tink Guthrie – Archdiocese of Louisville
Wayne Hartke – SERVEPRO of Northwest Cincinnati
John Hayes – Brown-Forman Corp.
Roy B. Hill- Dean Dorton Allen Ford RETIRED
David P. Heintzman – Stock Yards Bank and Trust Company
John P. Hollenbach, Sr. – Hollenbach-Oakley, LLC
William Hoskins- Jackson Kelly PLLC
Heather Huddleston – School Choice Scholarships
Bill Howard – Fastline Media Group
David Jarboe- Vertical Recruiting
Craig Jones – Jones Plastic and Engr
Charles J. Kane – 2nd Generation Capital, LLC
Donald J. Kelly
Kris Knochelmann – Schneller Plumbing Heating & Air, Inc.
Rudy Kreutzjans – Legacy Management
Rich Lechleiter – Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville
Jeremy Lancaster- The Lancford Group, LLC
Joesph L. Landenwich – Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Albert Leis – Kentucky One Health
Charles H. Leis – Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company
Charlotte Lowe- Pattco, LLC
Phil McCauley- Madison Group at Morgan Stanley
Todd McGee- Comfort Keepers
Sean McGuire- Fastline Media Group
Jay Oliver – Humana
Tom Partridge – Fifth Third Bank
Charles Paradis – Bramco, Inc.
James A. Patterson – Pattco, LLC
Thomas Perrone – Perrone Wealth Management Group
Becky Phillips – MCM CPAs and Advisors
Mark Plummer – J & J Transportation, Inc.
Patrick Potter – Flexo Wash LLC
Kathy Potts – Republic Bank
William Ralston – Kentucky Planning Partners
Neil Ramsey – RQSI
Bill Roby – USA Cares.org
BJ Ruckriegel – CandyRific
Beth Ruehlmann- Diocese of Covington
Paul Sartori- Legacy Financial Advisors
Anthony L. Schnell – Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
Paul Schulte – Horizon Group International
Beth Silvers – Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Steve B Thompson – Syetling G Thompson Co
M. Kristin Stuedle- Stuedle Spears & Company CPAs
Paul F. Smith
James U. Smith III – Smith & Smith Attorneys
Douglas Stough- Assured Partners NL
Jim Tencza – Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC
Vince Tyra – ISCO Industries, Inc
Paul T. Verst – Verst Group Logistics
Jon Votel – K.O.I. Precast Concrete Inc.
Mark Wheeler – Central Bank of Jefferson County
Tom Wimsett – Wimsett & Company
Elizabeth Wiseman – Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions LLC
Ben Waiz – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Larry J. Walker – Boca Properties, LLC
James Wilson – James E Wilson CPA LLC
Phyllis Yeager – Gateway Community and Technical College
Kurt A. Zinser – Prospect Insurance Group
Neil Zinser – Strothman & Company, PSC
Zach Zinser – Zinser Benefit Service, Inc.