St. Vincent de Paul is starting 2017 with its first female board chair.
Carleen Herde had assumed leadership of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Louisville, Inc., back at the beginning of fiscal year last Oct. 1. She replaces Jim Carrico, who served as board chair from 2011 until 2016.
An SVDP board member since 2013, Herde is a legal secretary with a degree from Jefferson Community College. She has been active as a volunteer and board member for many organizations, including the Ronald McDonald House and Meals on Wheels. A former co-chair for the Assumption High School capital campaign, Herde is also a former alumnae board member of Assumption.
A Louisville native, she and her husband, Carl Herde, have three daughters: Amanda Herde Reasor, Megan Herde Crane, and Kelley Herde Kerger.
Carrico joined SVDP’s board in 2005. He spent his career in the insurance business, from 1963 until 2009, when he retired as managing director of the then-Louisville office of Wells Fargo Insurance Services.
Carrico has served on the board of directors of Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. and is a past chairman of the Kentucky Derby Festival as well as a past president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky. A graduate of St. Xavier High School, he earned an electrical engineering degree from Vanderbilt University.
He and his wife of 51 years, Pat, have a daughter and three grandchildren.