In 1997, the Greater Lexington business community took a leap forward in our economic development efforts by creating and funding Lexington Strides Ahead. Lexington Strides Ahead funds important initiatives of Commerce Lexington’s Economic Development Division and the Business and Education Network. Since the initial campaign in 1997, multiple sequel campaigns have been great successes.

The goal of Lexington Full Stride will always be to focus on enhancing our business climate and competitive position. Commerce Lexington’s Economic Development Division focuses on three ways to create primary jobs and increase the amount of income coming into our community: business attraction, business retention and expansion, and business creation. Today, Full Stride supports these overall economic development efforts including community and minority business outreach and the Business and Education Network.

Note: The team is in the midst of the next 5-year Full Stride Initiative campaign (2023-2027) and will update this listing as needed. (January 2023)

Full Stride Investor Contact
Anderson Communities, Inc.  Dennis Anderson
Audio Authority Corporation Jonathan Sisk
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kennan Wethington
AT&T Kentucky Amanda Lich
B.C. Wood Properties Brian Wood
Baird Stephen Grossman
Ball Homes Mira Ball Ball Homes
Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co. Bill Allen
Baptist Health Lexington Chris Roty Baptist Health Lexington
Belcan Engineering Group LLC Ben Marsico
Big Ass Fans Ken Walma
Block+Lot Real Estate Alaina Stokes
Blue & Co., LLC Greg Mullins Blue & Co.
Blue Grass Stockyards  Jim Akers
Bluegrass Community & Technical College Dr. Koffi Akakpo
Justin Landon Bluegrass REALTORS®
Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty  Riley Kirn
Bluegrass Valuation Group William Berkley Jr.
BORN Jen Larkin
Brett Construction Company Brett Setzer Brett Construction
Bristol Group Todd Ball Bristol Group
Bullard    Wells Bullard
Central Bank Luther Deaton Central Bank
Central Bank Center Brian Sipe
Carla Blanton Consulting Carla Blanton
(CHI) Saint Joseph Health Anthony Houston
CLARK Material Handling  Dennis Lawrence
Clay Ingels Company LLC Bill Chapman
Coastal Cloud Erik Dunnigan
Coldstream Research Campus and UK Real Estate Services
George Ward  
Columbia Gas of Kentucky  Kimra Cole
Commonwealth Credit Union Matthew Stewart
Community Trust Bank Billie J. Dollins
Congleton-Hacker Company Kevin Doyle
Crowe LLP  Steve Jennings
Cumberland Valley National Bank & Trust  Whitney Greer
Danimer Scientific Clark Marolf
Dean Builds Jeff England
Dean Dorton Allen Ford David Bundy
Denham-Blythe Company    Bill Quenemoen
Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP Branden Gross
Dickinson Wright PPLC  David Owen
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP  Martin Tucker
East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. Ann Bridges
EHI Consultants  Ed Holmes
Expree Credit Union John A. Graham
Emerson James “JJ” Rodgers
Equity Solutions Group Ray Daniels ESG Consulting
Field & Main Bank Jennifer Drennan
Fifth Third Bank Mary Alicia Weldon
Forcht Bank Tucker Ballinger
Foundations Human Resources Consulting Caroline Baesler Logo
Frost Brown Todd LLC Jan de Beer
Fusioncorp Michael Baer
Independence Bank Stacy Schanher Berge
JPMorgan Chase Paul Costel
Gray Construction  Jeff Bischoff
Hanna Resource Group     Lyle Hanna
Haymaker/Bean Commercial Real Estate Tim Haymaker Haymaker/Bean
Hisle & Company Kent Hisle Hisle & Company
J.Smith Lanier & Co., a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company John Milward
Jackson Kelly PPLC   Kimberly Van Camp
Keeneland Association Hunter Stout
Kentucky Capital Development Corporation Terri Bradshaw
Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance (KEMI) Ryan Worthen
Kentucky American Water Susan Lancho
Kentucky Blood Center   William Reed
Kentucky Utilities David Freibert Kentucky Utilities
Kinetic by Windstream Stephanie Bell
Kito USA Kelly McEuen Kito USA
Langley Properties  Scott Davidson
LBX Company Eric Sauvage LBX Company
Lexington Clinic  Stephen Behnke
Lexington Industrial Foundation Darby Turner Lexington Industrial Foundation
Lexmark International, Inc. Sheri Evans Depp
Lockheed Martin Hector Alvarez
Long Construction Management  Linden Long
Longship Kenny Ray Schomp
McBrayer PLLC Anne-Tyler Morgan
MCM CPAs & Advisors
Debbie Smith
MoneyWatch Advisors Ramsey Bova
More Than A Bakery Bill Quigg
NAI Isaac Commercial Properties  Al Isaac
Neogen Chad Thomas Neogen
Opportunity for Work & Learning (OWL) Tony Higgins
PNC John Gohmann PNC Foundation
R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC  Ed Quinn
Republic Bank & Trust Company Todd Ziegler Republic Bank
Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital Dr. Debbie Spike-Pierce
RFH, PLLC Lyman Hager RFH CPAs & Consultants
RSS Properties (Base 163) Randall Stevens
Setzer Properties Brett Setzer
South Central Bank  Camden Skidmore
SRC of Lexington Greg Hampton
Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
Jeffrey K. Phillips
Sterling Thompson Company Jack Goldthorphe Sterling Thompson Company | LinkedIn
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Cassidy Rosenthal Stites & Harbison
Stock Yards Bank & Trust  Louis Prichard Home
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC   Bill Lear
Streamline Luther Andal
Summit Biosciences Greg Plucinski
SVN Stone Commercial Real Estate  Matt Stone
The Gibson Company Billy Smith The Gibson Company
The J.M. Smucker Company Ellis Miller
The Lane Report Kevin Stinnett The Lane Report
The Webb Companies  Woodford Webb
Toyota Kentucky Susan Elkington
Traditional Bank Dana Adamson Traditional Bank
Truist Laura Boison
Tru-Tone Finishing  Greg Klemenswicz
U.S. Bank Tommy Owen US Bank
University of Kentucky Tom Harris
UK HealthCare Dr. Mark Newman
Valvoline Inc.   Michele Sparks
V-Soft Consulting Annita Rucker
W. T. Young Storage Company Bill Young W. T. Young Storage Company
Webasto Dominic Mussbach
WesBanco    Abdul Muhammad
West Sixth Brewing Ben Self W6_logo_lex_wrap.jpg
WKYT Jeff Anderson
WLEX Communications, LLC Andrew Shenkan
Wyatt, Tarrant, & Combs LLP Craig Robertson Wyatt, Tarrant, & Combs LLP