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, Blue Grass Airport
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.
Manish Patel, Holiday Inn Express
Jared Kam, Embassy Suites Lexington Green
Amy Stamper, Hilton Downtown
Andrew Labetti, Marriott Griffin Gate
Kyndall Lanter, Bluegrass Hospitality Group
Rich Byrd, Marriott City Center
Lauren Campbell, Bluegrass Community & Technical College