LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Performing Arts Foundation has announced the appointment of Carolle Jones Clay to its Board of Trustees. Clay is a longtime Republic Bank executive and has been active on several boards and committees during her career.
Clay is currently Senior Vice President – General Manager of Community Relations for Republic Bank and was named President of the Republic Bank Foundation in February 2020. She began her career at Republic Bank in 1998; she is responsible for the bank’s community relations and philanthropic efforts. Additionally, she also oversees the bank’s special events department.
Clay serves on numerous community boards, including the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP – formed by the merger of Louisville Downtown Development Corporation and Louisville Downtown Management District), the University of Louisville Depression Center Advisory Board, the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation and the Vital Sites Board of Directors.
She is also an active board member of the Kentucky Derby Festival, Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, WLKY Spirit of Louisville Foundation – Bell Awards, Fund for the Arts, Louisville Ballet, and Kentucky Performing Arts. name a few.
She was appointed by Mayor Greg Fischer (May 2, 2016) to co-chair the Historic Preservation Task Force Committee. She was appointed to serve on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art and Monuments in 2018 and she was also one of the Commissioners for the Mayor’s June 19, 2021 Jubilee Celebration.