Louisville Banker Appointed TRS Trustee

Louis Straub

Louisville banker Louis Straub II has been appointed to the TRS Board of Trustees by Gov. Andy Beshear.

Mr. Straub has been the Independence Bank president for the Louisville market since 2017. Prior to that, he spent 31 years starting at what was then known as Liberty National Bank and later became JP Morgan Chase. A lifelong Louisville resident, Mr. Straub is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He serves on the Norton Healthcare Foundation board and has been active with New Directions Housing Corp., Greater Louisville Inc., Metro United Way and Fund for the Arts. He is a former adjunct faculty member at the University of Louisville and Jefferson Community and Technical College.

Mr. Straub’s appointment follows the expiration of the term of Frank Collecchia, who did not seek reappointment.

By law, gubernatorial appointees must have investment experience and are subject to Senate confirmation.

(Posted July 2023)