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Kentuckians for Better Transportation Announces New Executive Director

Jennifer Kirchner

Kentuckians for Better Transportation (KBT) welcomed a new Executive Director to lead the organization starting December 1.

Jennifer Kirchner, a former executive director for the Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau, brings extensive experience building partnerships within a community and region. At the Bureau, Kirchner was responsible for leading the organization and overseeing asset development, government and public relations, marketing, event management, the Visitor Center and preservation and historic site management.

“Jennifer is a dynamic leader with a strong history of building partnerships and coalitions in her previous work in local tourism and community and economic development in the greater Boyle County area. We are excited for her to begin engaging our members and partners across the commonwealth in the near future,” said Grant Gabbard, KBT chair.

Kirchner has also served as chief communications officer for the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership. Most notably, Kirchner secured over half-million dollars in recreational trails funding and founded the Danville-Boyle County Trails Alliance, of which she currently serves as co-chair. She also had an active role in the county’s economic development organization, Develop Danville, as brand manager and strategist.

“KBT aims to educate and advocate for all modes of transportation to shape sustainable economic development and quality of life enhancements for Kentuckians. I am excited to join those efforts and use my energy and experience to advocate for our members and the advancement of Kentucky through transportation initiatives,” Kirchner said.

Kirchner will lead the organization during its’ first virtual Annual Conference taking place from January 20-22. The conference will feature keynote presenters, breakout sessions, round trouble discussions, exhibitor booths as well as a Welcome Reception lead by Makers Mark’ COO Rob Samuels.

Learn more about the premiere event here: https://www.kbtevents.org/ky-transportation-conference

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