President – Class of 2011
Fielding received his secondary education at the Shelbyville High School, graduated from Centre College of Kentucky with a B.A. degree in history, and from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law with a J.D. degree. He has been in the private practice of law in Shelbyville since 1972, has been a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the 53rd Judicial Circuit Bar Association, and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is currently on the Board of Directors of Leadership Shelby, Centro Latino, and the Shelbyville Area NAACP Branch. He has been the Chair of the Shelby County Democratic Party and is presently a member of the Executive Committee and served as Commonwealth Attorney for Shelby, Spencer, and Anderson Counties for eleven (11) years. Fielding has been a member of the First Baptist Church for 60 years and presently is a Deacon and Trustee for his Church and is active in the Church’s senior citizen ministry along with Chairing various committees for the “Boomer” generation.
Director – Class of 2016
Brad is a graduate of Ball State University and holds an MBA from the University of Louisville. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ and the owner of Holland Financial Group. Prior to managing his family business, Brad worked in healthcare management for Quest Diagnostics. Shelbyville has been home since 2000, when he and Audrey were relocated from Nashville, Tennessee. They are dedicated parents to their three beautiful daughters born and raised here. The Holland family fell in love with Shelbyville and decided to open a second branch of their business rather than move back to Indiana. As a former Nashville musician, Brad has continued to use that calling to serve in several music based ministries, local church worship teams, and is the former treasurer of Habitat for Humanity.
Marketing – Class of 2017
Brett Waford is the Program Director and a DJ on Froggy 101.7 & 104.9. In addition, he covers the Collins High School Titans and the Shelby County Rockets basketball teams as the play by play announcer. Brett is a 2004 University of Louisville graduate. When he isn’t running around with a microphone in his hand, he loves to spend time with his wife Stephanie, driving his tractors and checking on his cows.
Treasurer – Class of 2013
Brian has served on the Leadership Shelby board since 2014 and is a past board president. He also serves on the Shelbyville Fountain Committee, has served on the finance committee of Living Waters Church, on the board and finance committee of Cornerstone Christian Academy, and is a member of Southeast Christian Church. Brian grew up in Simpsonville, graduated Shelby County High School in 1982 and holds a degree from the University of Kentucky. After some years away in Lexington, San Antonio and London, England, he returned to Shelby County in 1998 with his wife and three children and lives in Shelbyville. He is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Information Officer with Citizens Union Bank.
Director – Class of 2006
Holly is a marketing manager for KentuckyOne Health, providing public relations and communications support for Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and the organization’s accountable care organization, KentuckyOne Health Partners. Prior to joining the Jewish Hospital organization, Husband served as Bingham Fellows Director for the Leadership Louisville Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville. She and her husband, Tony, have two children – William, a research analyst for Commonwealth Bank, and Caroline, a student at Bellarmine University. They are active members of Centenary United Methodist Church.
Fund Development – Class of 2003
Julie has served as a director on the Leadership Shelby Board since 2009 and during that time she served as Leadership Shelby President in 2013. Julie is a 34 year employee of Commonwealth Bank and Trust where she serves as vice president and Director of Training. She enjoys volunteering time working in her church. Julie is an active member of Salem Baptist Church. She also volunteers time for various community organizations within Shelby County. Julie currently serves as an advising member for the Shelby County Young Leaders program. Julie is a director for the Shelby County Farm Bureau Board and serves as Executive Board Secretary for SC Farm Bureau. Some of her past volunteer and leadership roles include serving as Director and President for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. The most important role to Julie is her role as a wife and mother. She and her husband (William) are lifelong residents of Shelby County and have enjoyed spending their time together raising two sons on the family farm.
Director – Class of 2016
Kris is a graduate of Shelby County High School, Parris Island and the University of Louisville. He has been in the banking industry for 14 years and has worked in credit, business development, small business lending and commercial lending. His primary focus over the previous 8 years has been commercial lending, specifically Commercial Real Estate and Commercial/Industrial.
He and his wife have three children and they currently reside in eastern Jefferson County, just across the Shelby County line. Kris was born in Colorado but has lived most of his life in Shelby County, KY. He enjoys most sports, especially golf, and can play several on a basic level. He has a passion for the outdoors and greatly enjoys hunting turkey, deer and all big game.
Kris is an active member of Fellowship Church of Louisville and currently serves on numerous boards and community organizations. He is the current President of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and the Vice President of the Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville. You can bump into him at most events related to the following organizations: Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Shelby, Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville, Awake Ministries and Fellowship Church of Louisville.
Director- Class of 2014
Matt Burgin is a graduate of Shelby County High School and from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Minor in Marketing. Matt has worked for Commonwealth Bank and Trust since 2008 and is currently Vice President and Branch Manager of the Shelby West Branch. Matt enjoys serving his community and also serves as Pastor Elder for Christ Community Church, Treasurer for the Shelby County Parks Board, member of the Shelby County Crime Stoppers Board and member of the Shelby County Tourism Board. Matt and his wife Caytie have two boys; they enjoy spending time with family and being outdoors.
Executive Director – Class of 2017
Darlene serves as the Executive Director of Leadership Shelby. Darlene’s passion is event planning and logistics and is the founder of Darlene Snow Event Planning & Management. She serves on the Board of Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County for fundraising and volunteer management and also serves on the Executive Committee for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, also providing event management services. She believes in paying it forward. Using her skills as an event planner allows her to give back to her community. Since moving to Shelbyville in 2013, Darlene officially calls it her home. She has embraced the community and sense of smaller town living. Being a part of Leadership Shelby has educated her on much of what Shelby County has to offer and enjoys exploring and learning more about it every day. Darlene attended the Indiana School of Fundraising through an accelerated course for fundraising management.