Sharon S. Potter
Sharon Potter grew up in New Orleans and graduated from Loyola University with a B.A. in Political Science. She moved to Louisville in 1973 after her marriage to local architect Henry Potter. Three months after moving to Kentucky, Sharon founded Common Cause of Kentucky with four other Kentuckians and served on its first Board of Directors. She also served as Executive Director of the Louisville/Jefferson County Bicentennial Commission until the first of her two daughters was born.
Sharon has served on a number of civic and educational Boards since arriving in Louisville. Among those are the Governor’s Scholars Program, Success by 6 (where she chaired its Leadership Council), the Kentucky Horse Park Commission, the Kentucky Tomorrow Commission, the Cathedral Heritage Foundation, Scenic Kentucky, Preservation Alliance, the Louisville Collegiate School, the White House Clinic Advisory Council, and the Public Radio Partnership Advisory Council. She is an alumnus of Leadership Louisville and the Bingham Fellows.
Sharon was Executive Producer of the award-winning 40-projector multimedia documentary about the state of Kentucky called KentuckyShow!
, the first large-scale production of its kind in the country to portray an entire state. She is chair of KentuckyShow, Inc., which is in the process of developing an entirely new high-definition, state-of-the art KentuckyShow!
produced by the nationally renowned Donna Lawrence. Sharon is again serving pro-bono as the Executive Producer. The new KentuckyShow!
is scheduled to open September 12, 2008 as a permanent attraction in the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.