Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) announced the expansion of its advocacy team with the addition of Liz McQuillen, who will serve as Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy. McQuillen will oversee GLI’s six issue committees, work with GLI’s Public Policy Council to create local, state, and federal agendas, build relationships with elected officials and pursue pro-business policies. Most recently, McQuillen served as a Legislative Aide for Louisville Metro Councilman Rick Blackwell where she served as a liaison between the Councilman and the 12th district for over nine years. She managed all constituent relationships, drafted local ordinance language and built consensus among Metro Council members on key priorities.

“Advocacy is one of our core functions as an organization. The talent and determination of our advocacy team has allowed GLI to secure countless wins at all levels of government on behalf of the business community,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, President and CEO of GLI. “We are thrilled to welcome Liz to our team and are confident her vast experience with local government will be a tremendous asset to our organization.”

As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, GLI advocates for a wide-range of policies and takes positions on community issues to ensure continued economic growth for the 15-county Greater Louisville region. Recently, GLI also announced the hire of Shelby Williams, Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications, to lead and oversee GLI’s advocacy work.

“GLI has a long history of success in advocating for our region’s businesses and I am excited to bring my experience in public policy with local government in support of that mission,” said McQuillen. “I look forward to working with GLI Investors, the Public Policy Council, and elected officials to advocate for policies that strengthen our regional businesses and community.”