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Kentucky Derby Museum vice president takes on additional leadership role

Katie Fussenegger

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — 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.

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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