NEW will celebrate its 4th Anniversary this summer with a showcase of local, women-owned businesses. It will be an exciting evening with drinks, hors d’ oeuvres, and networking. The event is free and open to the public.
Keynote speaker Nana Lampton, CEO of American Life and Accident Insurance Company, will share her journey to the top of a company that her grandfather founded in 1906.
Nana Lampton is a life-long resident of Louisville, Kentucky, a graduate of both Wellesley College (B.A.) and the University of Virginia (M.A.). She starting working in 1966 with the American Life and Accident Insurance Company of Kentucky, which her grandfather founded in 1906.
When she began her career, it was the time of re-building the city by the river. She participated in the development of the company’s new office, which was the final design by noted architect Mies van der Rohe, and completed in 1973. Shortly after, she began her tenure with the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation, which has included four master plans for the city’s core. Later, she initiated the American Life building’s living roof in collaboration with Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest.
While continuing to work American Life and Accident, she served on the boards of two NYSE companies, Constellation and DNP.
The principle of being a corporate citizen led her to serve on non-profit boards, such as the National Parks Conservation Association and Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, as well as governor-appointed roles at the Kentucky Heritage Council and the Kentucky Historical Society.
In 2004 she earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from Spalding University and received an honorary doctorate in Public Service from Spalding in 2013.
She founded the non-profit Snowy Owl Foundation in 2010. Three books of her poems have been published, and she has shown several exhibits of her paintings.