Operating in our 20th year of programming in 2018, Leadership East Kentucky has grown to become one of the most respected and recognized leadership development programs throughout Eastern Kentucky. The organization was initiated by Leadership Kentucky under the guidance of Paul Patton, who at that time was Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As one of the first leadership programs created in the region, LEK has impacted the lives of thousands of individuals, as well as numerous community organizations, businesses, and other local and regional entities. Leadership East Kentucky has met in different communities throughout the Region and has been hosted by over 50 different communities since 1999.
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
- John Quincy Adams