Mary Ellen Wiederwohl


Mayor’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief of Strategic Initiatives
Louisville Metro Government, Kentucky

Mary Ellen Wiederwohl has spent most of her career in and around state and local government. She previously held positions in the state legislative and executive branches.

Wiederwohl has a deep knowledge of government, private sector and their interplay from numerous years advising a broad array of business and non-profit entities on strategic planning, public affairs, grassroots organization, and communications across the public policy spectrum with specialties in education, health care, budgeting, regulation, and land use. She is currently using her skills to inspire and integrate policy and communications for Louisville Metro’s long-term planning and strategic initiatives.

Wiederwohl has deep roots in Louisville’s business, cultural, and arts community. She serves on the board of the Louisville Orchestra and is a past president of the Junior League of Louisville. In 2011, she served as a Leadership Louisville Center Bingham Fellow focusing on plans for the future of Louisville’s built environment.