about the Northern Kentucky CVB

Our Mission

The mission of meetNKY, Northern Kentucky's official tourism and convention services bureau, is to drive quality of life and economic growth for Northern Kentucky through tourism marketing and destination development

For information about yearly economic impact, please view our Annual Report.

Our History

For more than 40 years, the Northern Kentucky CVB has provided outstanding meeting and convention services, and comprehensive travel information for business and leisure visitors to the Cincinnati and NKY area. In 1974, the Kentucky Legislature approved legislation allowing Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties to form the Bureau, which initially was called the Northern Kentucky Tourist, Recreation & Convention Commission.

Our Team

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in making your next Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky events, meetings or conventions as easy and successful as possible.


Julie 2022

Julie Kirkpatrick, CTA, CDME President & CEO

Mary 2022

Mary Watkins, CTA Director, Bureau Operations

Josh Quinn

Josh Quinn Product Development Director

Amanda J.

Amanda Johannemann, CTA Director, Destination Marketing and Communications

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Dot Crane, CTA Director, Content and Research

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Amanda Lewis, CTA Website and Content Manager

Carla 2022

Carla M. Quercioli, CTA Director, Destination Engagement

Stacy Howell

Stacy Howell, CTA Senior Destination Engagement Manager

Stefanie 2022

Stefanie Wyckoff, CTA Director, Convention Sales

Christy 2022

Christy Staten, CTA Senior National Account Manager

Karen Fletcher Headshot

Karen Fletcher, CTA Business Development Manager

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Lorey Hall Leisure Sales Manager

Cassandra Hurst Headshot

Cassie Hurst, CTA Tourism Information Coordinator