For potential applicants who are relocating to Louisville, the city itself is constantly growing, with great entertainment complexes like 4th Street Live and the KFC Yum! Center. There's also a great deal of interaction with professionals from other companies that are headquartered in Louisville.
Elliott Horne joined the company in 1997 in the Financial Planning and Budgeting Department, where he performed financial and risk analysis leading to a company merger in 2000. Today, as a Senior Treasury Analyst in the Corporate Finance Department, Elliott manages the administration of the company's retirement plans and the LG&E and KU Foundation, the company's philanthropic initiative.
In 2008, Elliott participated in the company's Energy Delivery Leadership Program, where he was able to meet co-workers from different departments and different facilities throughout the state.
Why did you apply here?
I attended a Career Fair/Expo at my alma mater, Florida A&M University (FAMU), and an alumnus from FAMU was recruiting candidates for the Leadership Development Program at LG&E. I was impressed with the opportunities in Finance that LG&E offered. Also, Louisville was close to my hometown of Chicago as well as other major cities via an inexpensive flight or short drive.
What do you like about working here?
The open door policy with upper level management and the team-oriented work atmosphere.
What would you say to potential applicants to LG&E and KU?
The company offers great benefits for employees (401K, reimbursements for smoking cessation and weight loss programs, etc.) that aren't available at most other companies. From my experience, managers are easily accessible, and employees from different areas are eager to assist each other. For potential applicants who are relocating to Louisville, the city itself is constantly growing, with new entertainment complexes like 4th Street Live and the new KFC Yum! Center. There's also a great deal of interaction with professionals from other companies that are headquartered in Louisville. Finally, Louisville is centrally located, and you can easily travel to nearby major cities such as Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Nashville inexpensively.