Our Core Values
- Tourism is a vital component of economic development
- Tourism contributes to the overall quality of life in the region
- Together we are stronger
- Communication and education are key to our mutual success
- Employment in the tourism industry is a noble profession
Message from the President
On Behalf of the Bluegrass Hospitality Association, thank you for visiting our website. I am passionate about tourism as an economic generator in the Lexington Community as well as for our great state. I am honored to serve as President for the 2019 year.
If you are part of our membership community, thank you for your dedication and commitment to our industry. I encourage and challenge you to insure your voice is heard by being actively engaged with our organization.
If you are not a member, please consider joining your collegues in this vital organization. Your membership will benefit you, your business and our community as a whole. A full list of benefits can be found in the Members section and I welcome hearing from you and answering any question you might have.
General Manager, Embassy Suites Lexington Green
2019-2020 BHA Board of Directors
President – Pam Avery, Embassy Suites at Lexington Green
Vice President – Kathy Artiles, Residence Inn Marriott
Treasurer – Alex Lugo, Hilton Lexington Downtown
Secretary – Eli Mertens, TravelHost of the Bluegrass
Past President – Joe Kuosman, West Sixth Brewing
Karla Stahlman – Association Director
1481 Leestown Road, Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 317-8674, firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive staff and management provided by Strategy Association & Event Management.
Tiffany Hart, Blue Grass Airport
Sarah Deye, Keeneland
Manish Patel, Holiday Inn Express
Kelly King, Venues of the Grand Reserve
Julie Schickel, VisitLEX
Scott Meuret, University of Kentucky Hospitality & Tourism Department
Shelia Kenny, Lexington Center Corporation
Barry Kuhnke, Marriott City Center
Courtney Jones, Lexington Marriott City Center