Kentucky Venues Announces New General Counsel

By: Ian Cox
Published: December 18, 2019 Updated: December 18, 2019
Tags:  Blog

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 18, 2019) — Kentucky Venues announced Carrie Bauer was hired as the organization’s General Counsel.

Bauer brings years of experience to the role. In her most recent position, she spent more than five years as the Associate General Counsel for Farm Credit Mid-America. There she worked with various business partners, from agricultural lending to facilities and real estate management to government relations, advising the organization on a broad range of business and legal matters.

Since graduating from the University of Kentucky School of Law, Carrie has worked in the Louisville community as an associate attorney then as a partner at Adams Law Group before joining Farm Credit Mid-America.

With her experience as a lawyer and business partner, Bauer will be able to guide Kentucky Venues in building collaborative relationships, improving processes and enhancing the customer experience. During her tenure at Farm Credit Mid-America, Bauer developed a passion for agriculture that will serve her at Kentucky Venues.

“With our many clients, exhibitors and guests, it’s important to have someone with the knowledge and experience that Carrie brings to our organization. We’re excited to have her on board,” said David S. Beck, President and CEO of Kentucky Venues.

With two different facilities, the Kentucky International Convention Center and Kentucky Exposition Center, Kentucky Venues hosts more than 280 events, all leasing space, each year. Those shows generate $360 million in estimated economic impact for Louisville and the surrounding area.

“I am excited to join the Kentucky Venues team to serve Kentucky and the local Louisville community. I’ve loved working as part of a team and look forward to working with everyone,” said Bauer.

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