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

Rebecca FleischakerExecutive Director

After serving in city government for 22 years, Rebecca joined LDP in 2022 and leads LDP’s mission of promoting the redevelopment, vitality, and economic growth of the Louisville downtown area.
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James R. Baines, Jr.Director of Research

Jim has worked for several iterations of LDP since 1985. To assist developers and benefit Economic Development Downtown, Jim provides research data on current market conditions and historical trends for Downtown Louisville.
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Frank KalmbachDirector of Finance & Operations

Frank provides financial analysis, oversees the Housing and Commercial Development loan funds, and oversight for LDP and engages with the LDMD and DDC 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.
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Leslie ProasiOffice Manager

Leslie manages the daily office administrative and financial tasks and serves as liaison to the Boards within the Partnership. She is the point of contact for general organization questions, routine accounting matters and Board related matters.
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Bryn AlstonMarketing and Communications Manager

Bryn handles LDP’s information output, press releases and media requests, social media content creation, and assists in advertising efforts. She coordinates the design of promotional material for the partnership and tells the story of Downtown Louisville by promoting our services, events, and mission.
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Sydney GiraultAdministrative Assistant

Sydney provides administrative support to the LDP team. She helps to facilitate the day-to-day functions of the partnership by serving as the front office point of contact, managing phone administration, scheduling meetings, and handling various daily office and administrative needs.
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Lizzie HextCommunications Intern

Lizzie manages LDP's social media content creation, assists with photo/video content, and media relations. By producing promotional content and showcasing LDP's services, activities, and mission she helps support the growth and development of Downtown Louisville.

Louisville Downtown Partnership's Contractors

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Ken HerndonPlacemaking Manager

Ken was with Louisville Downtown Management District from 2007-2019, and joined LDP again in 2022. He is responsible for beautification programs, including flower pots and tree well plantings, public art, and any special projects that help create a welcoming atmosphere in the busiest square mile in Kentucky.
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Jake WhiteGeneral Manager, Louisville Market

Jake is the General Manager of the Louisville Market for Block by Block. He is responsible for the operations of the Downtown Louisville Ambassador Program.