Mentor Profiles


Cleo Battle

Vice President,
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: 502-560-1464
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.

Email Cleo

Gathan Borden

Vice President, Marketing
VisitLEX

Phone: 859-244-7720
Website: www.visitlex.com
Years of Tourism Experience: 11

Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Destination Marketing Organization
• Media - Advertising

Experienced in the following job functions:
• Advertising
• Communications
• Personnel Management
• Project Management
• Sales
• Senior Organizational Management

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

Email Gathan

Mike Curd
General Manager, 
DoubleTree by Hilton
 
Phone: 859-268-0060
Website: DoubleTree by Hilton
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. 

Email Mike

Jamie Johnson

Executive Director,
Historic RailPark & Train Museum

Phone: 270-745-7317
Website: www.historicrailpark.com
Years of Tourism Experience: 5

Experienced in the following industry sectors:
• Attraction
• Hotel
• Media - Advertising

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

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

Email Jamie

 


Becca Lloyd

Housing Services Manages,
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: 502-472-6014
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.

Email Becca

TeAirra McQuarter

Director of Visitor Services,
Kentucky Derby Museum

Phone: 502-635-5955
Website: derbymuseum.org
Years of Tourism Experience: 11

Experienced in the following sectors:
Attraction 
 
Experienced in the following job functions:
Front Line Customer Service
Personnel Management
 
Available for:
Ongoing Mentor Relationship
 
Email TeAirra

 


Randy Newcomb

General Manager,
Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: 270.527.3128
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.

Email Randy

Victor Patel

Hotelier,
Best Western
 
Phone: 859-619-8410
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.

Email Victor

Hank Phillips

President & CEO,
Kentucky Travel Industry Association

Phone: 502-223-8687
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.
 
Email Hank

Dawn Przystal

President,
Blue Elephant DMO Solutions
 
Phone: 502.507.4715
Website: www.blueelephantsolutions.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.

Email Dawn

Mary Quinn Ramer

Executive Director,
VisitLEX
 
Phone: 859.244.7704
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.

Email Mary Quinn

Nicole Twigg

Vice President of Tourism Development,
Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau
 
Phone: 502-560-1477
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.
 
Email Nicole

Pam Upton
Director of Tours,
Blue Grass Tours
 
Phone: 859.252.5744
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.

Email Pam

Jessica Warren

Director of Sales and Marketing,
Holiday Inn University Plaza Hotel & Sloan Convention Center
 
Phone: 270.393.8623
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.

Email Jessica

Karen Williams

President & CEO,
Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau
 
Phone: 502-560-1463
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.
 
Email Karen

Sandra T. Wilson

Executive Director,
Horse Cave/Hart County Tourist Commission
 
Phone: 270-218-0386
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.

Email Sandra