Mentor Profiles

Cleo Battle

Vice President,
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: 502-560-1464
Email: cbattle@gotolouisville.com
Website: www.gotolouisville.com
Years of Tourism Experience: 31

Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Destination Marketing Organization
• Hotel

Experienced in the following job functions:
• Front Line Customer Service
• Personnel Management
• Project Management
• Marketing
• Sales
• Senior Organizational Management

Available for:
• Ongoing Mentor Relationship
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.

Mike Curd

General Manager,
The Historic Boone Tavern & Restaurant

Phone: 859-985-3755
Email: mike_curd@berea.edu
Website: www.boonetavernhotel.com
Years of Tourism Experience: 40

Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Hotel 
• Restaurant
• Country Club

Experienced in the following job functions:
• Event Planning
• Front Line Customer Service
• Personnel Management
• Project Management
• Senior Organizational Management

Available for:
• Ongoing Mentor Relationship
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.
Vicki Fitch

Executive Director,
Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: 270-782-0800
Email: vicki@visitbgky.com
Website: www.visitbgky.com
Years of Tourism Experience: 28

Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Attraction
• Destination Marketing Organization
• Festivals/Events

Experienced in the following job functions:
• Advertising
• Communications
• Event Planning
• Finance
• Government Affairs
• Front Line Customer Service
• Personnel Management
• Project Management
• Marketing
• Sales
• Senior Organizational Management

Available for:
• Ongoing Mentor Relationship
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.

Becca Lloyd

Housing Services Manages,
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: 502-472-6014
Email: blloyd@gotolouisville.com
Website: www.gotolouisville.com
Years of Tourism Industry Experience: 18

Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Destination Marketing Organization
• Hotel
 
Experienced in the following job functions:
• Event Planning
• Front Line Costumer Service
• Personnel Management
Project Management
• Sales
• Other

Available for:
• Ongoing Mentor Relationship
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.
Carolyn Mounce

Executive Director,
Somerset-Pulaski County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: 606.679.6394
Email: cmounce@lctourism.com
Website: www.lakecumberlandtourism.com
Years of Tourism Industry Experience: 12
 
Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Destination Marketing Organization
• Other

Experienced in the following job functions
:
• Finance
• Front Line Customer Service
• Personnel Management
• Project Management

Available for:

• Ongoing Mentor Relationship
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.
Randy Newcomb

General Manager,
Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: 270.527.3128
Email: randy@kentuckylake.org
Website: www.kentuckylake.org
Years of Tourism Industry Experience: 22
 
Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Destination Marketing Organization
 
Experienced in the following job functions:
• Advertising
• Communications
• Event Planning
• Finance
• Government Affairs
• Personnel Management
• Marketing
• Senior Organizational Management
 
Available for:
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.
Victor Patel
 
Hotelier,
Best Western
 
Phone: 859-619-8410
Email: viraljp@aol.com
Years of Tourism Experience: 20
 
Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Hotel
 
Experienced in the following job functions:
• Communications
• Event Planning
• Front Line Customer Service
• Personnel Management
• Project Management
• Sales
 
Available for:
• Ongoing Mentor Relationship
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.
Hank Phillips

President & CEO,
Kentucky Travel Industry Association

Phone: 502-223-8687
Email: hank.phillips@ktia.com
Website: www.ktia.com
Years of Tourism Experience: 30

Experienced in the following industry sectors
:
• Association Management
• Destination Marketing Organization
• Festivals/Events
• Government
• Media - Advertising
• Media - Editorial
 
Experienced in the following job functions:
• Advertising
• Communications
• Event Planning
• Finance
• Government Affairs
• Front Line Customer Service
• Personnel Management
• Project Management
• Marketing
• Sales
• Senior Organizational Management
 
Available for:
• Ongoing Mentor Relationship
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.
Dawn Przystal
 
Executive Director,
Visit Bardstown
 
Phone: 502.350.6184
Email: dawn@bardstowntourism.com
Website: www.visitbardtown.com
Years of Tourism Industry Experience: 18
 
Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Destination Marketing Organization
 
Experienced in the following job functions:
• Advertising
• Communications
• Government Affairs
• Personnel Management
• Project Management
• Marketing
• Sales
• Senior Organizational Management
 
Available for:
• Ongoing Mentor Relationship
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.
Mary Quinn Ramer
 
Executive Director,
VisitLEX
 
Phone: 859.244.7704
Email: mramer@visitlex.com
Website: www.visitlex.com & www.sharethelex.com
Years of Tourism Industry Experience: 12
 
Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Destination Marketing Organization
• Festivals/Events
• Government
• Media - Advertising
• Media - Editorial
 
Experienced in the following job functions:
• Advertising
• Communications
• Event Planning
• Government Affairs
• Marketing
• Senior Organizational Management

Available for
:

• Ongoing Mentor Relationship
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.
Nicole Twigg
 
Vice President of Tourism Development,
Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau
 
Phone: 502-560-1477
Email: ntwigg@gotolouisville.com
Website: www.gotolouisville.com
Years of Tourism Experience: 17

Experienced in the following industry sectors
:
 
• Attraction
• Destination Marketing Organization

• Festivals/Events
 
Experienced in the following job functions:
• Advertising
• Communications
• Event Planning
• Front Line Customer Service
• Personnel Management
• Project Management
• Marketing
• Sales
• Senior Organizational Management

Available for:
• Ongoing Mentor Relationship
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.
Pam Upton
 
Director of Tours,
Blue Grass Tours
 
Phone: 859.252.5744
Email: tourdirector@bluegrasstours.com
Website: www.bluegrasstours.com
Years of Tourism Industry Experience: 10
 
Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Attraction
• Destination Marketing Organization
• Hotel
• Restaurant
 
Experienced in the following job functions:
• Advertising
• Communications
• Event Planning
• Front Line Customer Service
• Personnel Management
• Project Management
• Marketing
• Sales
• Senior Organizational Management
 
Available for:
• Ongoing Mentor Relationship
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.
Jessica Warren
 
Director of Sales and Marketing,
Holiday Inn University Plaza Hotel & Sloan 
Convention Center
 
Phone: 270.393.8623
Email: jessica.warren@atriumhospitality.com
Website: www.HIBowlingGreen.com
Years of Tourism Industry Experience: 20
 
Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Attached Convention Center Managed by a Hotel
• Hotel
 
Experienced in the following job functions:
• Event Planning
• Front Line Customer Service
• Marketing
• Sales
 
Available for:
• Ongoing Mentor Relationship
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.
 
 
 
Karen S. Williams
 
President & CEO,
Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau
 
Phone: 502-560-1463
Email: kwilliams@gotolouisville.com
Website: www.gotolouisville.com
Years of Tourism Experience: 40
 
Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Destination Marketing Organization
• Hotel
 
Experienced in the following job functions:
• Advertising
• Communications
• Event Planning
• Finance
• Government Affairs
• Front Line Customer Service
• Personnel Management
• Project Management
• Marketing
• Sales
• Senior Organizational Management
 
Available for:
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.
Sandra T. Wilson
 
Executive Director,
Horse Cave/Hart County Tourist Commission
 
Phone: 270-218-0386
Email: sandra@kygetaway.com
Website: www.kygetaway.com
Years of Tourism Experience: 11
 
Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Destination Marketing Organization
• Festivals/Events
• Government
• Media - Editorial
 
Experienced in the following job functions:
• Communications
• Event Planning
• Finance
• Government Affairs
• Front Line Customer Service
• Personnel Management
• Project Management
• Marketing
 
Available for:
• Ongoing Mentor Relationship
• Phone and email questions, request for advice, etc.