Jennifer Adrio

Jennifer Adrio

Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Adrio began her non-profit career with the American Red Cross over 25 years ago and joined the Red Cross Louisville Area Chapter in 2013 after working with Metro United Way for over 23 years. She served as United Way’s Executive Vice President from 2000 to 2013. During her tenure at United Way, the organization received several national awards for initiatives in increasing revenues in planned giving and major gift programs.

Jennifer has a B.B.A. in marketing from the University of Iowa. She is an experienced leader and well regarded for her fundraising ability throughout the Louisville area. Having worked closely with the Red Cross during her tenure at United Way, she has long held an appreciation for the importance of Red Cross services.

Bill Howard

William G. Howard

Board Chair, Fastline Publications LLC

After graduating from the University of Dayton (Ohio) with a BS in Business in 1969, Bill Howard went to work for Reynolds and Reynolds selling computer systems to automotive dealers. He joined his family business, working for Construction Digest in Indianapolis, IN, prior to starting his own company in Kentucky in 1978 when he launched Bluegrass Trucker.

Howard entered the farm equipment publishing business in 1986 when he purchased the Farmers Fastline publications. By 2001, Fastline was publishing regional magazines for equipment buyers and dealers throughout the continental U.S. Today, Fastline Publications LLC, publishes 22 farm equipment magazines throughout the continental U.S., as well as Fastline de Mexico.

Bill is very active in his community, having served on the boards of several organizations, including the Oldham Chamber and Economic Development, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Dollars for Scholars, LaGrange Rotary, Metro United Way, Operation Parent, and National FFA Sponsors Board and Stars Judge.

Over the years, Bill has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Service Citation from the National FFA Foundation, the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award, the Sam Walton Business Leadership Award and the Catholic School Alumni Award.

Bill and his wife, Jill, live in Buckner, KY; and have four sons and four grandchildren.

Board of Directors

  • Vice Chair - Bill Lamb, WDRB-TV Channel 41
  • Secretary - David Bridgers, Thorntons, Inc.
  • Philanthropy Committee Chair - Robert (Bobby) Arnold, Republic Bank
  • Finance Committee Chair - Steve Daniels, Strothman & Company PSC
  • Service Delivery Chair - Richard Shaver, UPS-SCS

Board Members
  • Madeline Abramson
  • Robert Adelberg*
  • Tom Austin, Universal Linen
  • George Bell, Office Resources Inc. (ORI)
  • Marcia Brey, GE Appliances
  • Chief Steve Conrad, Louisville Metro Police Department
  • Steve Cunanan, Kindred Healthcare
  • Joe DeVenuto, boice.net
  • Lyle Donan, Donan Engineering
  • Robert P. Flaherty
  • Mark R. Gillming, Messer Construction Co.
  • Mike Harmon, Lincoln Trail District Health Dept., Hardin Larue Board Chair
  • Hood Harris, AT&T Kentucky
  • Jill Howard
  • Frank Hower III, PNC Wealth Management
  • Nick Ising, Current360
  • Wes Jackson, Courier-Journal Media
  • Virginia T. Keeney, MD*
  • Pam Klinner
  • Charleen McAuliffe, Oldham County Board Chair
  • Kathy McHargue, UPS Airlines
  • Mick Miller, Innovise Creative Group
  • Deb Moessner, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of KY
  • Julie Naville, Baptist Health Louisville, Buffalo Trace Chair
  • Michelle Pendleton, Norton Healthcare
  • James Rogers, Hilliard Lyons
  • Tim State, Humana
  • Alejandro Solorio, Brown Forman
  • Dr. Kim Tharp-Barrie, Norton Healthcare
  • Greg Thomas, LG&E
  • Maria Triplett, TSI Paving
  • Manning Warren, University of Louisville School of Law
  • Alyce Weixler, Merrill Lynch
  • Eric Wheeler, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
  • David Wombwell, U.S. Bank/Louisville
*Lifetime Member