Stacy Servo

Just less than a year after New2Lou founder Stacey Servo was hired to be GLI’s talent attraction and development manager, she has decided to leave, GLI confirms.

The position, which was on GLI’s Team Growth along with EnterpriseCorp and the Economic and Workforce Development department, was a new one when Servo was hired.

A news release at the time described the position as “responsible for a number of talent attraction strategies, specifically a talent ambassador program and launching a talent toolkit website for people interested in helping others relocate to Greater Louisville.”

Communications Director of GLI Alison Brotzge-Elder told IL via email: “I can confirm that she has decided to explore other career opportunities outside of GLI.  We are working on determining the process of filling her role. Talent continues to be a top priority for GLI and every day we are working with our partners to attract, retain, and develop the best people to grow Greater Louisville’s economy.”

In April 2016, Servo told IL,“Honestly I wasn’t really looking for a job, but when I saw this position and read through the description it sounded like the perfect fit for me and it would allow me to continue to focus on what I’m passionate about.”

In the fall of 2016, Servo introduced an initiative called GROW! — Greater Louisville Region Optimizing Workforce — a $5 million grant-funded campaign to attract 25- to 54-year-olds to the city and increase the population by 7 percent by 2020. The James Graham Brown Foundation kicked in a $767,000 grant to help fund this effort.

GROW! included a talent acquisition-focused website Live in Lou and another, GLI Talent, to help teach employers ways to attract new employees to Louisville.

Servo began New2Lou in 2009. The organization hosts a monthly networking and social event (April’s event is tomorrow, April 12 at Goodwood Brewing at 5:30 p.m.).

IL reached out to Servo for comment but has not heard back.