Greg Fischer

Mayor of Louisville 2011-2022

Greg Fischer is an entrepreneur who was elected Louisville’s 50th mayor in 2010 and completed his third
and final term in office on January 1, 2023.

Mayor Fischer was elected by the mayors of America to be president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors
in 2020. Governing Magazine named Mayor Fischer Public Official of the Year in 2013. A 2016 Politico
survey named him as the most innovative mayor in America. Louisville was named an International
Model City of Compassion four times and a Top 15 city for attracting millennials.

Mayor Fischer is a national award-winning entrepreneur who started and invested in dozens of
businesses, including SerVend International and Iceberg Ventures, a private investment firm.

With the head of a businessman and heart of a social worker, Mayor Fischer set a path for Louisville’s
economic renaissance including an unprecedented $24 billion+ in capital investments, the recentering of
the local economy around next stage technologies, and the launches of the Evolve502 promise
scholarship that ensures every public high school graduate has an opportunity for higher learning, and a
new hospitality/tourism movement known as “bourbonism”.

When historic challenges struck Louisville and America in 2020, he further accelerated his
administration’s focus on public safety and police-community relations; addressed systemic racism and
police reform; and marshalled all resources to hasten Louisville’s recovery from COVID-19.

Mayor Fischer is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. He is married to Dr. Alexandra Gerassimides, the
daughter of Greek immigrants who were uprooted during the Greek Civil War. The couple have four
adult children and two grandchildren.