During his 40-year tenure at Brown-Forman, Owsley led Brown-Forman’s transformation into an international company and introduced a number of new products, continuing his family’s legacy of building the organization from generation to generation. In addition to his service at Brown-Forman, Owsley served as both fund chairman and president of the Greater Louisville Fund for the Arts and a long-time board member of Actors Theatre of Louisville, among many other civic endeavors. Owsley was also a preservationist who received numerous honors and awards, including the J. Russell Groves Citizens Laureates Award. In recognition of his philanthropy and preservation work, Owsley received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship.In 1982, Dan Wieden, together with his creative partner David Kennedy, founded Wieden+Kennedy. Their first client was the upstart company Nike. Dan famously coined the Nike tagline 'Just Do It'. Almost three decades later, that small agency now has offices around the world with nearly 1,200 employees and has produced advertising campaigns for brands like Nike, Honda motorcycles, Microsoft, ESPN, Southern Comfort, Chrysler, Coca Cola, Heineken and Target. Additionally, Wieden’s commitment to the community is evident through his creation and support of Caldera which has become a catalyst for transformation through innovative art and environmental programs.
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