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Julie Kirkpatrick, President & CEO of meetNKY, will discuss the re-creation of meetNKY, the region’s tourism organization from pre COVID to post COVID. Learn about how meetNKY is promoting NKY on an international stage, their involvement in local tourism development and the issuance of the first Tourism Master Plan for the region.
Julie Kirkpatrick is President and Chief Executive Officer of meetNKY | Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau. Kirkpatrick joined meetNKY in 2014.
Kirkpatrick previously served as the organization’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing. She has guided meetNKY’s brand position and revenue generation efforts, including the development and launch of Northern Kentucky’s bourbon tourism brand, The B-Line. Under her leadership, meetNKY boasted record-breaking years in hotel occupancy and overall economic impact in the destination.
Prior to joining meetNKY, Kirkpatrick had a successful more than 20-year career with several hotel brands, most recently as Director of Sales Marriott RiverCenter. Among Julie’s community volunteer efforts are Past Board President of Meeting Professionals Intl (MPI).
“The CBC has provided me the opportunity to network with other local business leaders. Being new to the area this has become a valuable resource.”