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 of Muhammad Ali Center

Roula Allouch
Attorney at Graydon Law

Dr. Muhammad Babar
Physician at UofL Health

Michael Baer
President, Co-Owner at Fusioncorp

Rufus Friday
CEO, Consultant, and Marketing Strategist at Rufus Friday Consulting, LLC

Ingrid Gentry
Retired CFO at The Bardstown Bourbon Company

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

Katina Whitlock
Senior Manager, Community Engagement at GE Appliances


Rashaad Abdur-Rahman, PhD, 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.

Jole Burghy
Northern Regional Sales Director for Humana

Mary Casey
Senior Associate – KY Financial Group

Emilie Deutsch
Vice President-Original Programming and Features at CBS Sports

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

Derrick Littlejohn
Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking Marketing Executive – PNC Bank

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

Peter Olsson
Serial Entrepreneur; Icons Network | GeniusSHIFT

Crystal Peterson
Executive Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Global Community Relations Officer for Brown-Forman

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

John Ramsey
Director of City Partnerships

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

Stacey Wade

Jean West
Jean West’s Medical Digest

Tom Williams
Attorney at Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

Emeritus Members

Ina Brown Bond
River Bend Farms

Robert Croft Jr.
Attorney at Humana

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

Laura Douglas
Interim President and CEO at West End Opportunity Partnership

Bennie Ivory
Retired Media Executive, Journalist, Consultant

International Advisors

Geoff Thompson, MBE FRSA DL
Chair, London Youth Games

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