Kentucky Derby Museum Vice President Named Chairwoman For Kentucky Travel Industry Association

Kentucky Derby Museum is excited to announce its Vice President, Katie Fussenegger, has been named Chairwoman of the Board for the Kentucky Travel Industry Association. Founded in 1980, KTIA provides Kentucky’s tourism industry with advocacy, education, information and business development services. KTIA leads a concerted effort to increase awareness of the vital role that tourism plays in Kentucky’s economy. Fussenegger’s term begins immediately and runs for one year.

Fussenegger has an impressive track record in the Kentucky Tourism Industry, previously serving as the President & CEO of ShelbyKY Tourism before moving to the Kentucky Derby Museum in February 2020 as Vice President of the nonprofit organization.

She was appointed to the KTIA Board in November 2016, served as Treasurer in 2019 and Vice Chair the past two years, and in 2019, she was honored as KTIA Member of the Year. She has served as the President of Skal International Louisville in both 2020 and 2021, an international travel and tourism group that promotes global tourism. She is also a past president of the Kentucky Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus. Other recent career highlights include being named a “Way to go Woman!” in the leadership category for Today’s Woman, and a Top Woman in Business in 2020 by The Lane Report.

“I am excited to take the reins in this leadership role with the KTIA Board. Kentucky is my home, and my heart is in promoting this great state and all that its tourism and hospitality industries have to offer,” said Fussenegger. “It is tourism’s time to make a comeback after being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and I am ready with the leaders on this Board to position our state as a top tourism destination.”

Her role as Vice President at Kentucky Derby Museum began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and she has been monumental in implementing COVID-19 safety protocols for Museum Staff and Guests. As Vice President, Fussenegger oversees various aspects of daily operations at the Museum, provides leadership oversight, increases revenue for various departments and oversees proper execution of the Museum’s overall budget. She’s also key in hiring, developing and appraising staff.

Fussenegger has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Louisville.

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