Kentucky Venues is excited to announce Corinne P. Fetter as the new Executive Director of Expositions. Fetter is familiar with the agency and the role, as she previously worked in the same capacity from 2000-2015.
Throughout the years, Fetter has continued her involvement with the agricultural community and the six Kentucky Venues events in various ways. With a heart for agriculture and a renewed focus on the six shows Kentucky Venues produces, Fetter says she is most excited to serve the team and elevate the shows that hundreds of thousands have come to know and love -- inside and outside the agriculture space.
“We’re on a mission to make sure our shows remain the best they can be, and that people from all walks of life have the opportunity to attend, exhibit, and enjoy the gold standard of ag events we have to offer,” said Fetter. “Our team is in a fortunate position to highlight the passions and skills of our community and we will do that to the best of our ability.”
“Kentucky Venues could not be more excited to welcome Corinne back home,” said David S. Beck, President & CEO of Kentucky Venues. “What makes this homecoming so special is she knows the shows. She has lived and breathed the shows. She understands their importance to not just Kentucky but the world. I have the utmost confidence in her leadership and management skills and that she will keep the tradition of our shows alive and take them to new heights.”
Fetter will oversee all the Kentucky Venues produced events, including the Kentucky State Fair, World’s Championship Horse Show, North American International Livestock Exposition, North American Championship Rodeo, National Farm Machinery Show, and Championship Tractor Pull.
“I’m passionate about these shows and taking care of the people who take care of us,” says Fetter. “It’s all about celebrating and honoring them and all they do for the Bluegrass State, and we’ll do just that at the 50th anniversary of the North American International Livestock Exposition in November.”
Fetter will begin as the Executive Director of Expositions on Monday, September 25.