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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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2021 USA Volleyball Open Championship Heading to Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky, will host the 2021 USA Volleyball Open National Championship for the first time since 2013, the national governing body has announced. The tournament, which typically draws over 6,000 players, will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center starting May 28. The Open Nationals was first held in 1928 and has been held annually […]

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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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