Metro Council Newsroom
Ward-Pugh Elected to BOD of World Affairs Council
Thursday July 25, 2013
For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622
Louisville – Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) has been elected to the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana (WAC). The WAC is a non-profit organization that is the premier regional organization that enhances global economic and political awareness.
“It is an honor to be elected to serve alongside this group of professionals to increase awareness of the people of this region about the impact and opportunities of the global economy and politics,” says Ward-Pugh. “It is imperative that this region understand that our future can only be sustained by being relevant in the global economy.”
The announcement of Ward-Pugh’s election comes as the WAC also welcomes a new set of Board Officers including Haleh Karimi, Market Development Manager for Eliassen, who will serve as WAC’s new Board Chair.
In addition to Karimi’s position as Board Chair, the following officers were named:
- Treasurer - Kevin Heyde, International Tax Partner at Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP
- Secretary, Khalid Kahloon, Founding Partner of Kahloon, Pasic & Lewis, LLC
Joining Ward-Pugh on the WAC Board for the coming year:
- Joel Adams, Entrepreneur and Marketing Consultant.
- Dr. Adel Elmaghraby, Professor and Department Chair of U of L’s Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department.
- Leslie Geoghegan, Community Advocate and Former Management Consultant. Geoghegan is currently the President of the Board of Trustees at Collegiate. where she is currently President
- Kevin Heyde, International Tax Partner at Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP. (Heyde will also serve as Board Treasurer).
Ward Pugh is a founding member of the Louisville Metro Council. Prior to merged government, she served as an Alderwoman in the old City of Louisville. She is currently the chair of the Metro Council’s Committee on Sustainability and worked with citizens and civic leaders in her district to create the Green Triangle project.
She is also the volunteer Global Partnership Strategist for WaterStep.
“I am honored and look forward to learning from my distinguished new colleagues. I hope to draw on my Metro Council experience to support WAC’s mission to enhance global political awareness,” says Ward-Pugh.
About The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and S. Indiana
The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana (WAC) is the premier regional organization that enhances global economic and political awareness. Whether it’s hosting VIP visitors from abroad or organizing speaking events on current international topics, WAC provides opportunities to increase the global awareness of residents of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. For more information visit: www.worldkentucky.org
Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9