2021 KTIA Board of Directors


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN
Don Howard
H&W Management Company


CHAIR-ELECT
Katie Fussenegger
Kentucky Derby Museum
 
TREASURER
Jeff Crowe
Heaven Hill Distillery
 
SECRETARY
Tricia Noel
Hopkins County Tourist & Convention Commission


IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Victor Patel  
Best Western - Corbin Inn

DIRECTORS

ATTRACTIONS DIRECTOR
Josh Hollifield
Barton 1792 Distillery
 
CVB DIRECTOR
Cleo Battle
Louisville Tourism
 
EVENTS DIRECTOR
Traci Cunningham

Oak Grove Tourism & Convention Commission/Valor Hall Conference & Event Center 

LODGING DIRECTOR
Jason Handy
Handy Family of Hotels
 
LODGING SALES DIRECTOR
JaKaye Garth
Thoroughbred Hospitality Group
 
MARINA DIRECTOR
Dennis Brinley
Green River Lake Marina
 
RESTAURANT DIRECTOR
Nancy Willhoite
BB Riverboats
 
SUPPLIER DIRECTOR
Kelly Tyner
The Group Travel Leader Inc. & Small Market Meetings
 
TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR
Sean Higgins
Mint Julep Tours
 
HOTEL & LODGING COUNCIL DIRECTOR
Ron van Haaren
Hyatt Regency Lexington
 
AT LARGE
Claude Bacon
LinGate Hospitality
 
AT LARGE
Troy Beam
Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourism
 
AT LARGE
Gathan Borden
VisitLEX
 
AT LARGE
Mary Hammond
Paducah CVB
 
AT LARGE
Jennifer Kirchner
Kentuckians for Better Transportation 
 
AT LARGE
Julie Kirkpatrick
meetNKY
 
AT LARGE
Brandon Pennington
Harlan CVB
 
AT LARGE
Dawn Przystal
Blue Elephant DMO Solutions
 
AT LARGE
Kevin Smith
Beam Suntory

EX-OFFICIO

Secretary Mike Berry Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet
Commissioner Mike Mangeot Kentucky Department of Travel & Tourism
Commissioner Russ Meyer Kentucky Department of Parks
Stacy Roof Kentucky Restaurant Association
Erin Carrico KACVB
Hank Phillips KTIA
All KTIA Past-Chairmen and Commonwealth Circle Members