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Meet the Staff of Louisville Downtown Partnership


We are researchers, planners, and strategists with talents focused on sustainability, environmental and community experiences in Downtown Louisville. We are here to promote, analyze, coordinate, create, and welcome.

LDP Staff
  • rmatheny@louisvilledowntown.org
  • 502-584-6000502-584-6000
  • As Executive Director, Rebecca’s focus is Intergovernmental Relations, Policy and Economic Development, as well as Downtown Master Planning. In conjunction with the LDMD and LDDC Boards of Directors, she also determines the organization’s strategic objectives.

Rebecca S. MathenyExecutive Director

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LDP Staff
  • jbaines@louisvilledowntown.org
  • 502-719-2633502-719-2633
  • Jim has worked for several variations of LDP since 1985. To assist developers and benefit Economic Development Downtown, Jim provides analytic research data on current market conditions and historical trends for Downtown Louisville.

James R. Baines, Jr.Deputy Director of Research

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LDP Staff
  • fkalmbach@louisvilledowntown.org
  • 502-584-6000502-584-6000
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  • Frank provides financial analysis, oversees the DHA and DCLF loan funds, and oversight for LDP and engages with the LDMD and LDDC Boards of Directors on all financial matters. He also oversees Operations to ensure that the LDP team, stakeholders and community partners have the resources they need to keep Downtown safe, clean and flourishing.

Frank KalmbachDirector of Finance & Operations

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LDP Staff
  • jhilt@louisvilledowntown.org
  • 502-614-4122502-614-4122
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  • Jeanne is responsible for all LDP media outreach, communication, and promotions. She works with Downtown stakeholders and festival organizers to help make events successful and to maintain an active and vibrant urban core.

Jeanne HiltDirector of Marketing & Communications

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LDP Staff
  • cmalysz@louisvilledowntown.org
  • 502-614-4124502-614-4124
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  • For over 40 years, Carl has been a professional urban planner and community developer. Carl leads LDP's planning and project management efforts and assists the private sector with development/redevelopment issues.

Carl E. MalyszDirector of Development Strategies

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LDP Staff
  • ppiuma@louisvilledowntown.org
  • 502-614-4123502-614-4123
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  • In addition to serving as LDP’s Planning Director, Patrick is also the Director of U of L’s Urban Design Studio. He provides focus on community issues as it relates to the built environment, creative placemaking, and sustainability to improve the quality of Downtown.

Patrick PiumaPlanning Director

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LDP Staff
  • kherndon@louisvilledowntown.org
  • 502-817-2766502-817-2766
  • Ken has been with LDP since 1998, and has extensive experience with Downtown operations. He oversees Special Projects, including the Downtown beautification program, the new “Alley Gallery” project and other initiatives that help create a welcoming atmosphere throughout Downtown.

Ken HerndonSpecial Projects Coordinator

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LDP Staff
  • jnewton@louisvilledowntown.org
  • 502-583-1672502-583-1672
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  • Jack works closely with developers, business owners, and Louisville Metro Government. His major development projects include Whiskey Row, the NuLu Streetscape project, and Louisville's pilot Sustainability District. He also supports the Research Director by collecting and distributing analytic research data.

Jack NewtonProject Manager

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LDP Staff
  • smaclean@louisvilledowntown.org
  • 502-614-4129502-614-4129
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  • Stuart collaborates with the public and private sectors to design spaces to the human scale, encouraging Economic Development, and improving wayfinding experiences. Stuart’s major development projects include the South Fourth Streetscape project and the Bourbon District.

Stuart MacLeanProject Manager

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LDP Staff
  • dbyrd@louisvilledowntown.org
  • 502-614-4126502-614-4126
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  • As Executive Assistant to Rebecca Matheny, Debra is the primary point of contact for the Executive Director and liaison to the Boards of Directors. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the office, and provides administrative support for staff and special projects.

Debra P. ByrdExecutive Assistant

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LDP Staff
  • lproasi@louisvilledowntown.org
  • 502-583-1673502-583-1673
  • Leslie’s primary focus is keeping the organization’s financial records accurate, orderly and up to date. Leslie is the point of contact for questions related to routine accounting matters. She also provies support services for the DHA and DCLF.

Leslie ProasiBookkeeper

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LDP Staff
  • bsandifer@louisvilledowntown.org
  • 502-664-5585502-664-5585
  • With seven years of experience in Business Improvement District management, Brian oversees Block by Block services for LDP. He manages the Downtown Ambassadors who keep Louisville’s Central Business District clean, safe and beautiful through hospitality and outreach services.

Brian SandiferOperations Manager

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