Fischer: Owsley Brown II “An Exceptional Human Being”

Mayor Greg Fischer released the following statement about the death of Owsley Brown II. The 69 year old businessman and philanthropist died Monday after a short illness. “Owsley Brown has left a legacy in our city in so many ways, from the arts to education to the business community. I’ve lost a dear friend and… Continue reading Fischer: Owsley Brown II “An Exceptional Human Being”

Former Brown-Forman Chairman Owsley Brown II Passes Away

Louisville philanthropist Owsley Brown II has died at the age of 69. Family members say Brown passed away last night. Brown worked in the family’s Brown-Forman liquor business for about 40 years, was CEO from 1993-2005, and most recently, served as Chairman until his retirement in 2007. After retiring, Brown focused on philanthropy, supporting Actors… Continue reading Former Brown-Forman Chairman Owsley Brown II Passes Away

Brown-Forman Lays Off 250 Worldwide

More than one-hundred Brown-Forman employees in Louisville are being laid-off or are taking early retirement, as the company makes cuts to its budget.   The Louisville-based spirits and wine producer is eliminating 250 jobs worldwide.  Vice-President Phil Lynch says the job cuts are in almost every level of the company. “Here in Louisville, there are… Continue reading Brown-Forman Lays Off 250 Worldwide