Angie McCorkle Buckler
Vice President, Talent & Leadership, and Senior Consultant
Before serving as a consultant, Angie McCorkle Buckler was Deputy General Counsel for the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Additionally, she served as Associate General Counsel and Interim General Counsel at two of the state’s largest financial services institutions, Republic Bank and Farm Credit Mid-America.
Before entering the financial services industry, she was Labor & Employment counsel for Atria Senior Living, an assisted living organization with more than 17,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to her in-house career, Angie practiced employment law and litigation as a Partner with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, where she served on the firm’s Hiring and Recruiting Committee, Diversity Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee. She also had her own legal and HR consulting practice. Angie is a lifelong learner and holds a certificate of Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University, certificates in Talent Optimization, Team Performance, Leadership & Management, Business Strategy, and Brand Strategy. She has completed the Stanford University Business Leadership Series and is Dare to Lead™ trained.
Angie currently serves as a member of the Leadership Louisville Center’s 2023 Bingham Fellows class addressing “Talent: Pathways and Pipelines, Building a Future-ready Workforce,” and as past president of Commonwealth Theatre Center’s board of directors. Previously, she served as president of the Louisville Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Louisville Bar Association; president of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Jefferson County; and chair of the Louisville Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section. She also participated in Leadership Louisville, an organization with which she continues to be active. Angie was recognized as a Forty Under 40 professional by Louisville Business First and is a recipient of the Outstanding Member of the Year award from the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County.
Angie graduated from University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law, where she served as editor of the Journal of Law & Education and as a contributing member of the Journal of Family Law. She attended Central High School and graduated in the first class of the Law & Government Magnet program. Angie is active in the community, serving on several nonprofit boards and dedicating time to causes such as Legal Aid, social justice, homelessness, education, DEIB efforts, and the arts. Her most important role, however, is raising her two fabulously outspoken and independent tween daughters.