The Kentucky State Fair Board is the governing body of Kentucky Venues. With members representing agriculture, business and education, the board was first created in 1938 to oversee the Kentucky State Fair.

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Mission Statement

Kentucky Venues shall promote the progress of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and stimulate public interest in the advantages and development of the Commonwealth by providing the Kentucky Exposition Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center for exhibitions, conventions, trade shows, public gatherings, cultural activities and other functions. In managing these two facilities, Kentucky Venues resolves to advance Kentucky’s agriculture and tourism industries and economy while serving the entertainment, cultural and educational interests of the public.
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Executive Team

David S. Beck

President, CEO, Interim GM at KICC

Kevin Moore

General Manager - Ky Exposition Center

Tony Schreck

Chief Financial Officer

Ellen Benzing

General Counsel

Amanda Cloyd

Executive Director of HR

Ian Cox

Executive Director of Communications

Corinne P. Fetter, CFE

Executive Director of Expositions

Shawn Hensler

Executive Director of Safety and Security

Kevin McCoy

Executive Director of Operations

Board Members

Gov. Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor

Dr. Mark E. Lynn

Chairman, Louisville

H. David Wallace

Vice-Chairman, Verona

Jonathan Shell

Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Garrard County

Dr. Nancy Cox

VP for Land-Grant Engagement and Dean College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Secretary Lindy Casebier

Secretary of the Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet, Louisville

Michael E. Berry


Cleo Battle, CDME-CTA


Edward Bennett


John Cox


Marshall Coyle


Joseph T. Goggin


Hans Poppe


Michael Poynter


Lee Robey


Billy Ray Smith

Bowling Green

Dr. David Williams



Secretary Holly M. Johnson

Finance & Administration Cabinet, Frankfort

Caroline Groth

President, FFA, Lexington, KY

Mollie Kate Webb

President, 4-H, Glasgow, KY