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Stacey Yates has been with Louisville Tourism for 17 years, and is now the new chief marketing officer.

Stacey Yates Named New Chief Marketing Officer of Louisville Tourism

Stacey Yates has been named to the newly created position of chief marketing officer by Louisville Tourism. Yates, an industry veteran, has been with Louisville Tourism for 17 years. She started with the bureau in 2005 as vice president of marketing and communications and has led the agency’s branding and positioning throughout her career. “As […]

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Fans watch the eighth race from the grandstands before the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ASM Global Plans Louisville Events Around Kentucky Derby

ASM Global will activate a series of live events in Louisville, Kentucky, timed around the running of the May 7 Kentucky Derby. As part of the company’s ASM Global Acts initiative, the venues it manages in the city — the KFC Yum! Center, Lynn Family Stadium and Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center— will offer […]

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Louisville Awarded Five USA Track & Field National Championship Events in 2023 and 2024

USA Track & Field has awarded five national championships between 2023 and 2024 to the city of Louisville that tourism officials believe will bring in 14,000 athletes and an approximate $10.4 million in economic impact. The Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center, now in its second year of operation, will host the 2023 USATF National […]

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Louisville Tees Up 2023 African American Golf Event

Louisville will host the African American Golf Expo & Forum scheduled for August 25-30, 2023, becoming the focal point for a week-long event featuring a golf scramble, education sessions, networking events and professional job opportunities in the golf industry. Louisville will be the third city to host an estimated 1,000 event attendees. The primary goal […]

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Cleo Battle to Succeed Karen Williams as Louisville Tourism CEO

Louisville Tourism in Kentucky has announced that President and CEO Karen Williams will end her 30-year tenure with the organization on June 30 and will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Cleo Battle. “The hospitality industry is an extremely competitive market for leisure and meetings business,” Board Chair Donald Lassere said. “Under Karen’s leadership, the Louisville landscape evolved with greater opportunities to incent highly […]

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Cleo Battle Promoted to COO of Louisville Tourism

Cleo Battle has been promoted to the newly created position of chief operating officer of Louisville Tourism. Battle has served the convention bureau in Louisville, Kentucky, since 2013 as executive vice president. In his current role, Battle overseas convention development, destination services, tourism development, and marketing and communication. In his new role, he will cultivate […]

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