Stephen Reily




The Speed’s Director, Stephen Reily, is a successful entrepreneur, civic leader, lawyer, and supporter of the arts in building a stronger community.

A longtime supporter of the Speed, he served on its Board for 10 years, including several years as Chair of both the Museum’s Long-Range Planning Committee and its Curatorial Committee.  He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Creative Capital Foundation, a national grant maker in the arts.

He has served as the longtime Chair of the Greater Louisville Project and is a member of the Board of the Louisville Urban league.  He also founded Seed Capital Kentucky, a non-profit focused on building a more sustainable future for Kentucky’s farmers.

Stephen is an entrepreneur who chairs IMC, a global leader in brand licensing that has generated over $3 billion in consumer product sales for the Fortune 500 brands it represents. He is also the co-founder of theClick email, an online newsletter by and for women, and SUM180, a digital financial planning service.

After graduating from Stanford Law School, Stephen clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court.  A native of New Orleans, he is married to historian Emily Bingham and they have 3 children.