Board of Trustees

Dan Hall

Board Chair

Dan is a native of Louisville. He grew up in the West End before attending Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. He worked on Capitol Hill before returning to Louisville where he retired as a Vice President at the University of Louisville.

Paul Perconti

Board Chair Emeritus

Paul was the Founding Board Chair of West End School. He was responsible for assembling the outstanding Board and raising over 20 million dollars for operating and capital expenses. He is a graduate of Indiana University and is an active and successful entrepreneur.

Jackson Woodward

CEO, Horton Fruit Company

Russell Awkard

Pastor, New Zion Baptist Church

John Fleming

President, Louisville Community Initiative

George Nichols

President & CEO, American College of Financial Services

Barry Barlow

Managing Partner at Barlow Wealth Partners

Kenneth Gray

Acquisition Specialist, Stock Yards Bank
WES Alumnus

Akure Ahaghotu Paradis

GE Aerospace

Nancy Bush

Community Volunteer

Darrell Griffith

Ambassador, Office of the President UofL

Dan Rivers

President, Northwestern Mutual Louisville

Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman

CEO, Heartland Coca Cola

Matthew Smyzer

Pastor, Beargrass M.B. Church

Emmanuel Collins

Dean, Speed School of Engineering UofL

Crystal Peterson

EVP, Chief Inclusion & Global Community Relations Officer at Brown-Forman

Jim White

President, Reality-Check Consulting Inc.

William Crawford

Retired Teacher

Powell Spears

Managing Director, JLL International Commercial Real Estate

John T. McCarthy

Founder/Managing Partner, McCarthy Strategic Solutions, LLC

Tim Ratliff

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel