Has been with organization since 2007
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2014) — VisitLEX announced on Wednesday that Mary Quinn Ramer has been named president of the organization. Ramer was selected by unanimous decision by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Tourist and Convention Commission.
“I am deeply honored to have been selected to lead VisitLEX,” Ramer said. “I am passionate about the tourism product in Lexington and believe our industry is vital to the overall success of the local and state economy. I look forward to further developing our world-class destination while working with elected leaders throughout the state to ensure long-term support of the industry in the commonwealth.”
Ramer will be responsible for the overall management of VisitLEX, including oversight of all administrative, financial and operating functions; sales functions; marketing functions; and government relations in order to promote Lexington and the Bluegrass Region to local, state, national and international audiences.
“It is with great enthusiasm and pleasure that upon completion of our nationwide search, we announce the selection of Mary Quinn, a veteran of VisitLEX, the new president of this influential organization,” said Ron Tritschler, VisitLEX chairman. “Mary Quinn’s knowledge of the tourism industry, our community, and state leaders made her the ideal choice for the role of president.”
Quinn joined the VisitLEX staff in 2007 as the vice president of tourism marketing and in 2013 was promoted to vice president of marketing, expanding her responsibilities to include oversight of marketing efforts for the convention and sales markets.
Ramer has been actively involved with the rebranding of the organization and the development of a new visitor center in the downtown core.
“Mary Quinn will take VisitLEX to the next level,” said Lexington Mayor Jim Gray “She will bring visitors, and through them new business and opportunities, to our city. Thanks and congratulations to the board members, who recognized Mary Quinn’s outstanding leadership abilities.”
Ramer, a Danville native, is a 1998 graduate of Centre College.