Community & Sisterhood2022-09-07T14:26:19-04:00

Meet the 2022 Most Admired Woman — Young Woman Executives

Megan Atkins Thoben Director of Operations & Business Development, Louisville Regional Airport Authority   Family: Husband Eric, sons Jack and Eli, dog Tigger By Carrie Vittitoe | Photo by Kylene White There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to operations at an airport: keeping the terminals and airfields in working order, ensuring inspection requirements are met or exceeded, and having all alert systems at the ready. An airport, especially one that serves as a United Parcel Service hub, is always open and always busy. In addition to operations, Megan Atkins Thoben also handles [...]

By |June 10, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Most Admired Woman|

Meet the 2022 Most Admired Woman — Life & Style

LaShonda Unseld-Hopkins Founder/Owner of Passports Matter, LLC and Director of Equal Opportunity — 123rd Air Wing   Family: Husband Joshua, son Major, dog Bentley  By Carrie Vittitoe | Submitted photo LaShonda Unseld-Hopkins knows that travel can be a real headache, but it is also so worthwhile. She herself travels between Louisville, where she is a commissioned officer of the 123rd Air Wing, and Houston, Texas, where she lives with her family. When she isn’t juggling her 14-year military career, she is tending to her infant son. And when she’s not doing either of those, she is [...]

By |June 9, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Most Admired Woman|

Meet the 2022 Most Admired Woman — Education

Michelle Coke Farmer Executive Director of Advancement, Assumption High School  Family: Husband Josh; children Katelyn, Morgan, and Garrett; dogs Reece and Scooter By Carrie Vittitoe | Photo by Kylene White Michelle Coke Farmer never dreamed she would work in fundraising at her alma mater. She had a background in banking, moved to event planning for Indiana University Foundation, and then into healthcare philanthropy.  Her work at Assumption involves meetings and phone calls with various stakeholders and coordinating special events to bring attention to and funding for the various programs and plans that the school has. [...]

By |June 8, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Most Admired Woman|

Meet the 2022 Most Admired Woman — Home & Garden

Whitney Powers CEO of Garden Girl Foods  Family: Husband Daniel, daughter Laila, and parents Robert and Penny By Carrie Vittitoe | Photo by Kylene White COVID threw everyone a curve ball, but Whitney Powers took that ball and launched a new game for herself: a thriving business called Garden Girl Foods. She was already an experienced corporate caterer with Penelope Party, a business she worked alongside her mother, so she knew her way around the kitchen. She has lots of plans for the future, including launching baby food products and possibly even becoming as much of a [...]

By |June 7, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Most Admired Woman|

Meet the 2022 Most Admired Woman — Tomorrow’s Leader

Gia Combs Assistant Director of Mission Advancement, Family Scholar House  Family: Mom Valerie Combs and Dad Greg Combs By Carrie Vittitoe | Photo by Kylene White Young adulthood is a busy and stressful time, and Gia Combs is in it. She is attending graduate school and working at Family Scholar House where she began as a community outreach coordinator. Like so many young adults, she is trying to figure out what the rest of her life might look like. Her original goal was to go into therapy, but now she is considering a move into social [...]

By |June 6, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Most Admired Woman|

Meet the 2022 Most Admired Woman — Corporate Leadership

Elizabeth Hatchett Director and Associate General Counsel, Thorntons LLC  Family: Husband Jonathan; three sons Hatchett, Everly, and William; and dog Mabel  By Carrie Vittitoe | Photo by Kylene White Elizabeth Hatchett is a bit of a “Jane of all trades,” as are most corporate in-house lawyers. She never knows what legal issue someone from the company may call her with. At times, she has to do research to find out the answers to questions, and at no time was that more the case than during COVID, when she was having to keep up with executive [...]

By |June 5, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Most Admired Woman|
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