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 your interest in our organization. A Kentucky native, I fell in love with the Bluegrass region and am passionate about sharing everything that is great about this area with visitors. I believe in authentic customer service and I think the passion and authenticity of our people sets us apart.
If you are part of our membership community, thank you for your dedication and commitment to our industry. I encourage you to become involved in our organization through committees or other opportunities. We are all stronger when everyone has an active voice.
If you are not a member, please consider joining 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. I welcome hearing from you and answering any question you might have.
Assistant Director of Special Events, Keeneland
2022-2023 BHA Board of Directors
President – Sarah Fink, Keeneland
President Elect – Julie Schickel, VisitLex
Treasurer – Joe Fields, Central Bank Center
Secretary – Lauren (White) Zimmerman, Blue Grass Airport
Past President – Joe Kuosman, West Sixth Brewing
Manish Patel, Holiday Inn Express
Amy Stamper, Hilton Downtown
Kyndall Lanter, Bluegrass Hospitality Group
Rich Byrd, Marriott City Center
Lauren Campbell, Bluegrass Community & Technical College
Michael Russell, Tandem Hospitality Group