Tracey W. Johnson, Juliet Gray, William R. Fisher Jr. Join KyCAD Board of Directors
September 11, 2018 – For Immediate Release
Louisville, Ky. — KyCAD proudly announces three new board members, who will serve three-year terms on its Board of Directors effective immediately. These prominent Louisville business leaders, Tracey W. Johnson, Juliet Gray, and William Fisher Jr. join 17 other board members whose role is to provide overall strategic guidance to the organization.
Tracey W. Johnson, who serves as the Senior Multicultural Marketing Manager, Brown-Forman Corporation, is a Marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience in consumer goods, and food and beverage categories. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing consumer programs that drive significant results and brand value. Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.
Juliet Gray, who serves as a Software Consultant for Re:Mind and is owner of ThoughtShaping: Louisville, KY has more than 20 years’ experience working in front-end software development and digital user experience, with clients ranging from a Fortune 100’s HR teams to startups, to small businesses and artists needing a digital presence. Ms. Gray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University.
William R. Fisher who serves as President of Omega Consulting retired in 2018 from DuPont Company after 27 years of services in various executive roles including, most recently, Vice President, Integrated Operations, DuPont Performance Materials, Wilmington, DE. Experienced in academia as well as industry, Fisher has a track record of delivering outstanding results nationally and internationally in high growth businesses as well as rationalizing of operating units. Mr. Fisher holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Prairie View A&M University.
“We are extremely proud to have these three accomplished business leaders join our esteemed Board of Directors,” says Moira Scott Payne, president, KyCAD. Payne adds, “Each of them brings deep community knowledge, a passion for philanthropy and the desire to envision an ambitious future for KyCAD’s growing needs.”
“On behalf of our Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome Tracey, Juliet and Bill as new Board members, says Todd Lowe, chairman of the KyCAD Board of Directors. Lowe adds, “These individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their fields and will be tremendous assets to KyCAD as we further our mission of opening the door to a creative and productive life through higher education in the contemporary arts.”
On April 19, 2018, the KyCAD Board of Directors took an important step toward its mission to be the only four-year, independent college of art and design in Kentucky by voting unanimously to separate from its previous host institution and start down the path of independent licensure and national accreditation. KyCAD is now designing its future and creating exciting new goals to be a college that sees the city of Louisville as its campus. The KyCAD team, working in partnership with key stakeholders, is building on what has already been achieved to now focus on the kind of curriculum that creates an art organization fit for the 21st century.