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Julie Kirkpatrick, President & CEO meetNKY

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).