Billie W. Wade is the Executive Director of the newly created HOPE of KY, LLC, a non-profit organization working with a consortium of banks to make loans on affordable housing projects, principally that involve Low Income Housing Tax Credits. He is also the current Chair of Housing Partnership, Inc, a Louisville nonprofit whose mission is providing and promoting affordable housing to the region; and the Chair of Real Estate Committee of Housing Partnership Inc. Mr. Wade is the former President, CEO and Director of Citizens Union Bank (CUB), and Citizens Union Bancorp in Shelbyville, Kentucky, with branches in Shelby, Spencer, Hardin, Bullitt, and Jefferson Counties. In that role he also served as a Director in two of CUB’s affiliate banks: First Farmers Bank in Owenton, Kentucky, and Dupont State Bank in Dupont, Indiana. He is a licensed CPA.
Mr. Wade’s other business and community affiliations include: Director of the First Farmer’s Bank and Trust in Owenton, KY; board member and past chairman of the Kentucky Bankers Association; board member and past chairman of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation; board member and past chairman of the Shelby Development Corporation, board member of the Regional Leadership Coalition; board member of Middlefork Financial Group: and an active participant in various other civic activities.
Mr. Wade holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting degree from Eastern Kentucky University and is a Certified Public Accountant.