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5:30/4:30 pm
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Mayor Greg Fischer

Greg Fischer is an entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist and was elected Louisville’s 50th Mayor on November 2, 2010.

Greg Fischer was born in Louisville on January 14, 1958, the son of George and Mary Lee Fischer. He graduated from Trinity High School and majored in Economics at Vanderbilt University.

In 1980, he was a founder of SerVend International and co-invented the SerVend ice and beverage dispenser just as fast-food restaurants and convenience stores were proliferating.

SerVend was sold in 1997 to Manitowoc, a Fortune 500 company.

In 1999, he founded Iceberg Ventures, a private investment firm, and later was a co-founder of bCatalyst, the first business accelerator in Louisville.

Fischer has been an active investor and board member in numerous companies across multiple industries. He is past chairman of the Young Presidents Organization as well as past chairman of the Louisville Science Center, where he helped raise $25 million to modernize the facility.

Currently, Mayor Fischer has roles on the University of Louisville Board of Overseers and the Waterfront Development Corp.

He is married to Dr. Alexandra Gerassimides. They have four children -- Eleni, George, Nick and Mary.

Program 515
"Louisville Life" features profiles of a super-hero sculptor and an equine artist, the curtain goes up on the history of Louisville's legendary Macauley’s Theater, and we interview new Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. Also in this program, a trip to Bourbon Barrel Foods. (#515)

Program 705
Louisville Life visits Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead, samples the tempting treats of Adrienne & Co. Bakery and Café, talks with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and explores the unique space of The Marcus Lindsey. (#705)