Board of Trustees

The Muhammad Ali Center Board and Leadership Team works to oversee the Center’s collections, exhibits, programs and more to mobilize Muhammad Ali’s legacy and advance social justice.

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Meet our Board

Executive Committee

Lonnie Ali
Co-Founder and Vice Chair of Muhammad Ali Center

Roula Allouch
Attorney at Graydon Law

Dr. Muhammad Babar
Physician at UofL Health

Michael Baer
President, Co-Owner at Fusioncorp

Bill Carroll
Partner Attorney at Mettler Randolph Carroll & Sterlacci, P.L.

Laura Douglas
Interim President and CEO at West End Opportunity Partnership

Rufus Friday
Executive Director at Hope Center, Inc.

Ingrid Gentry
Retired CFO at The Bardstown Bourbon Company

Bennie Ivory
Retired Media Executive, Journalist, Consultant

Akure Paradis
Deputy General Counsel at CareSource

Kris Sirchio
Founder/CEO of Net Positive/Sirchio Family Office

Katina Whitlock
Senior Manager, Community Engagement at GE Appliances


Rashaad Abdur-Rahman, DSW, MSSW
Founder and CEO of Racial Healing Project

Kim Baker
President and CEO of Kentucky Center for the Arts

Brad Blackwell
Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Churchill Downs

Neville Blakemore
Managing Partner at FTC, Inc.

Ralph de Chabert,
Retired SVP and Chief Diversity Officer at Brown-Forman Corporation

Robert L. Decker
Retired Managing Director at Corporate Finance Associates

Emilie Deutsch
Vice President-Original Programming and Features at CBS

Michelle Duncan
Partner Attorney at Dinsmore Law

Dr. Lee Gill
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at University of Louisville

Colin Gottlieb
UK Media Executive

Kristel Jensen
Senior Vice President at Fifth Third Bank

Dr. Christopher Jones
Associate Professor Surgery Director, Section of Hepatobiliary & Transplant Surgery at University of Louisville School of Medicine

Dr. Amani Kettaneh, PhD, CRC
Dept. of Early Childhood, Rehabilitation Counseling and Special Education at University of Kentucky

Christian McBride
American Jazz Bassist, Composer, and Arranger at The Christian McBride Company

Karmen Powell
Manager, Distribution Electric Engineering at LG&E and KU Energy LLC

John Ramsey
Media Personality

Brad Siegel
Sr. VP and General Manager at Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino

Rama Tamimi

Andrew Te Whaiti
Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Genio Global Entertainment

Peter Villegas
Co-Chair of Actum and Chair of California State Athletic Commission

Jean West
Jean West’s Medical Digest

Paul Wood
Chair and Co-Founder of MadHorse France, 358 Fashion & Luxury Consulting

Emeritus Members

Ina Brown Bond
River Bend Farms

Robert Croft Jr.
Attorney at Humana

International Advisors

Peter Olsson
CEO of Performance Plus GmbH

Geoff Thompson, MBE FRSA DL
Chair, London Youth Games

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