Kentucky Bourbon Festival names new president and COO

Randy Prasse
Randy Prasse

BARDSTOWN, Ky. — The Kentucky Bourbon Festival, America’s premier celebration of the nation’s native spirit, is set to announce the hiring of Randy Prasse as president and COO. Prasse brings more than 25 years of high-end festival and event management, operations, and marketing experience to the KBF.

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival also appointed David Mandell as the new chairman of its board of directors. Mandell is the co-founder and former president and CEO of The Bardstown Bourbon Company.

A press event is scheduled for Feb. 25 at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival offices in Bardstown, Ky.

This year’s Kentucky Bourbon Festival will be held Sept. 16-20. Tickets for the 2020 Kentucky Bourbon Festival will be made available for purchase this summer.