Laura Douglas is a highly respected leader in the corporate, legal, education, and social justice communities. In addition to her ten years of service on the Muhammad Ali Center’s Board of Directors, she led the organization for three years as its Chairperson as well as becoming the Center’s Interim President and CEO from 2021 to 2022. She is currently an Emeritus Member on the Center’s Executive Committee.
Ms. Douglas is no stranger to the Louisville community, for both her high profile professional career and her multitude of volunteer positions in the community.
Douglas received a J.D. from the University of Louisville Brandeis School Of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Louisville. Early on in her career, she practiced law at large companies, and worked at The University of Iowa and Ohio University. She relocated back to Louisville where she was employed at the Legal Aid Society. From there Ms. Douglas moved to the Metropolitan Sewer District; the Louisville Water Company; E.ON.US; and LG&E and KU Energy, LLC. She also served as Secretary for the Public Protection and Regulation Cabinet.
She has served on multiple Louisville area Boards, Commissions, and Workgroups over the years. Most recently, she worked as the Interim Co-Executive Director of the Transit Authority of River City (TARC).