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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
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  • 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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  • 502-719-2633
  • 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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  • 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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  • 502-583-1673
  • 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 provides support services for the DHA and DCLF.

Leslie ProasiAccounting & Benefits Manager

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  • Capitalizing on a twenty-year career in planning, project management and public administration, Chester manages a broad spectrum of complex economic development and construction projects in our Downtown, through effective communication with LDP stakeholders and our government partners. He also performs geographic data collection, real estate research and analysis.

Chester HicksProject Manager

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  • As the Economic Development Project Manager, Logan is developing a broader, Downtown-wide retail strategy that considers location, improvements and effective marketing. His efforts are focused on downtown retail attraction and retention, and he is actively working with retailers to increase their growth potential and resiliency.

Logan GattiProject Manager

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