UofL hires head of local women’s group


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has hired the head of a prominent local women’s organization as a senior executive director for operations in university advancement. Ann Coffey will serve as the chief of staff for the vice president of university advancement.

    Coffey was president and CEO of Women 4 Women. She also was a founding board member and the organization’s first executive director, expanding its impact and improving the status of women and girls in the community. Louisville-based Women 4 Women supports women and girls through partnerships, programs and financial support. Coffey’s background includes marketing and working in the administrations of two Kentucky governors.

    “We’re excited that Ann has joined our organization,” said Keith Inman, UofL’s vice president of university advancement. “Her communication and management skills will help us move forward toward our ‘Charting Our Course’ campaign goal of $750 million.”

    Coffey said she is excited about joining the UofL team and working in a dynamic university environment.

    “I leave behind one great organization for another — both of which are setting the future agenda for Louisville and its young people,” Coffey said.

    Coffey began her new job Feb. 7.

    Mark Hebert
    Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.