Stephen Reily is an entrepreneur and civic leader focused on creating a stronger community for everyone.
As an entrepreneur, Stephen is the Chair and Managing Director of IMC, a holding company for several different companies he founded:
IMC Licensing, an agency that develops new consumer products for some of the world’s biggest brands.
Vibrant Nation, the leading digital network reaching women aged 35+
SUM180, an online financial planning tool that gives everyone a simple plan to manage their money.
As a graduate of Stanford Law School and Yale University, Stephen clerked for U.S. Supreme Court John Paul Stevens before moving to Louisville in 1995 and co-founding IMC in 1998.
Stephen is also Co-Founder and chair of Seed Capital Kentucky, a non-profit focused on supporting a more sustainable future for Kentucky’s farmers and local food entrepreneurs.
Stephen has deep roots in Louisville’s civic life. He has served on numerous non-profit and for-profit boards and, since 2011, he has chaired the policy board of the Greater Louisville Project, the independent civic indicator project that has focused the community on its “Deep Drivers” of change; developed the education initiative 55,000 Degrees; and helped coordinate Mayor Greg Fischer’s Cradle-to-Career Pipeline.
Stephen’s community involvement includes service on the governing boards of the Louisville Urban League, Muhammad Ali Center, the Speed Art Museum, the Downtown Development Corporation, Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville Collegiate School, American Life & Accident Insurance Co. of Kentucky, Inc., and Hardscuffle, Inc. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the New Kentucky Project, and also serves on the Boards of the New Museum of Contemporary Art and Creative Capital Foundation, where he is Board Chair.
In early 2016 Stephen was a candidate in the Democratic primary for a seat on Louisville’s Metro Council representing the neighborhoods and small cities of the Highlands (District 8). In a 7-person field he came in 2nd by 116 votes. You can read content/blog posts about that campaign and videos from it as well.
He is married to Louisville native Emily Bingham, an historian, civic leader and author, most recently, of Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham. They have three children.