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THE KENTUCKY CENTER EXECUTIVES

Kim Baker, President

Kim BakerThe former Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Kim is a strong and vocal leader in the arts community, with extensive experience in the areas of arts administration and theatre management, communications, programming, and development . In addition to her work at The Kentucky Center, Kim has held leadership positions with a variety of facilities, including the Singletary Center for the Arts, Louisville Gardens, Iroquois Amphitheater, and the W. L. Lyons Brown Theatre, and. Her lifelong passion for the arts was ignited by participation as a student in The Kentucky Center’s highly competitive Governor’s School for the Arts.

 Heather Weston Bell, Senior Vice President, Education & Community Arts

Heather Weston BellHeather supervises all of the Center’s programs that reach out into communities across Kentucky, including ArtsReach and the Governor’s School for the Arts. She has worked at the Center since 2001, primarily with GSA where she spent nine years, eventually rising to be Executive Director of that award-winning, internationally-recognized program.

 Joe Massey, Senior Vice President, Facility Services

Joe oversees backstage operations at The Kentucky Center, as well as the physical plant at both the Center and the Brown Theatre. His career began before opening day, when he worked above the Whitney Hall stage as Head Flyman. He has gradually risen through the ranks to the office he currently holds, holding at various times positions of Head Carpenter, Director of Productions, Assistant Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President of Internal Operations.

Harry Hinkle, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Harry HinkleHarry manages all of the Center’s human resources activities that affect the employment and development of its employees. He has worked at the Center since 2006. Prior to coming to the Center, Harry worked in both profit and nonprofit organizations. He enjoys teaching HR courses part-time at the local universities.

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