Katie Fussenegger has been appointed Vice President of the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. She officially joins Kentucky Derby Museum Feb. 10. In her new role, Fussenegger will oversee daily operations, provide leadership oversight and work to increase revenue for several departments, including visitor services, retail and membership. Additionally, she will oversee the museum’s overall budget, while maintaining and tracking financial records of multiple department budgets and will be involved in hiring, developing and appraising staff.
“Katie comes with a very impressive track record and strong endorsements from trusted leaders in the Kentucky tourism industry,” said Patrick Armstrong, President and CEO of Kentucky Derby Museum. “We are excited to have Katie’s expertise in a leadership position at the Museum as we continue to grow.”
Fussenegger, who served as the President & CEO of ShelbyKY Tourism since 2010, previously worked at Louisville Tourism. Involved in the tourism industry at the state level, she currently serves as the Board Treasurer of the Kentucky Tourism Industry Association, and is past president of the Kentucky Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus. Fussenegger has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Louisville and has won several awards for tourism leadership in-state.