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Meet the Board of Directors



C. Dean Furman, Jr.
C. Dean Furman, Jr. (Board President) is an attorney in Louisville with Furman & Nilsen, PLLC. Dean is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. He has served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law. Dean is also a Board member for the Louisville Bar Association. When he’s not litigating, volunteering, or spending time with his wife and children, he writes fiction.
Amy Jackson
Amy Jackson (Board Vice President) is a writer, as well as a marketing specialist. She holds an MA in English from the University of Kentucky and is currently at work on a fantasy novel.
Tim Johnson
Tim is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Louisville and holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently working on a book about the history and significance of Ford Motor Company's motion pictures.
Erv Klein
Erv Klein is a life-long resident of Louisville. He’s been writing for eight years and is a firm believer in writers supporting writers. Subterfuge, his first book, was published in March, 2019. It is an historical fiction mystery about a missing German U-boat in World War II and the captain’s son’s search to discover its fate. His second, an as-yet unnamed family saga about a man in search of a family, is set in a fictional small town in Kentucky.
Laura Morton
As a writer, reader, and Louisvillian, Laura Morton (Board Treasurer) happily joined the Louisville Literary Arts board. She has a BFA in Theatre from the University of Kentucky and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University (screenwriting). She has produced independent films and written for various arts publications. When not working or writing, she is always searching out that next great book, film, or play.
Jenn Wagley
Jenn Wagley is the owner of a small marketing and corporate communications agency, spending most of her time creating strategic copy for her clients. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, with an MA in Journalism, and attends the school’s writing workshop each summer. Most importantly, Jenn enjoys as many LLA workshops as she can squeeze into her schedule.
Jenn Yates
Jenn Yates (Board Secretary) is a Louisville, Kentucky native and graduate of Bellarmine University where she studied music and arts administration. She has been a technical writer since 2007, and is working on a memoir of her world travels.
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