About Markus Winkler

Markus Winkler was first elected to Metro Council in 2018 and was re-elected to serve a second term in 2022.

In 2023, he was elected to serve as President of the Metro Council. Previously he served three consecutive terms as Caucus Chair of the Louisville Metro Democratic Caucus.

As President, he is Chair of the Metro Council’s Committee of the Whole and Committee on Committees. He is also an ex officio member of all the Metro Council’s Standing Committees.

Born in Germany, Markus’s family immigrated to the United States when he was 5 in search of the American dream. Through the support of his parents, Markus was able to become the first member of his family to attend college - enrolling at Centre College in 1997.  Upon graduation in 2001, Markus enrolled in business school at the University of Memphis where he graduated at the top of his M.B.A. class.  He has spent his professional career as a leader known for empowering and developing his employees, creating innovative solutions to complex problems, and being a trusted business partner who is able to bring together multiple different viewpoints and stakeholders to solve problems.  Markus currently serves as a project manager.

Markus is also deeply involved in the community.  He has been involved with the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Youth Villages, Uspiritus, and Doors to Hope serving in a variety of different roles.

Markus and his wife Stacie, along with their three children Emma, Elizabeth, and Benjamin, are residents of Anchorage where Markus is an active member of the community.  He currently serves on the Anchorage Children’s Theater Board and is a member of the Church of the Epiphany.

updated 01/11/2023

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