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Board of Directors

Mr. John Long, ChairmanMr. John Long, Chairman

John Long currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the United States Equestrian Federation. Prior to being named the first CEO of USEF in 2003, Long was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Churchill Downs, Inc. Long also served as the President and COO at Ladbroke/USA and has been involved in the equine industry for over 20 years.


Mr. John Nicholson, PresidentMr. John Nicholson, President

A native of Winchester, Kentucky, John Nicholson has been Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park since June 1997. Prior to being appointed to this position, he was the Horse Park’s Deputy Director. From 1994-96 he was Director of Sales for the launch of the international equestrian trade show, Equitana USA. He began his association with the Kentucky Horse Park from 1991-94 while serving as the Park’s Director of Operations. He is a former President of the Kentucky Horse Council and Chairman of the Kentucky Horse Fair. He served on the Board of Directors of the Horse Industry Alliance, a national marketing council for the equine industry. Currently, he serves as President of the World Games 2010 Foundation.


Mrs. Jane BeshearMrs. Jane Beshear

Jane Beshear, current First Lady of the Commonwealth is an active equine enthusiast with over 20 years of volunteer service to the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and Equestrian Event, Inc., which organizes the Kentucky Rolex 3-Day Event.


Ms. Alston M. KerrMs. Alston M. Kerr

Alston M. Kerr currently serves as the Chairperson of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission. She has been an active volunteer at the Kentucky Horse Park for the past 30 years serving as the Chairperson of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. She is past president of Equestrian Events, Inc. which hosts the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event each spring at the park. She is an active equine advocate for many horse organizations, an owner, rider and horse lover.

 


Mayor Jim NewberryMayor Jim Newberry

Although this is his first elected position, Newberry is not new to public service, having served as an Executive Officer in the Office of Lieutenant Governor Brereton Jones, focusing on agriculture, economic development and health care issues. Later, he served as Acting Secretary of Kentucky’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet.


Ms. Tandy Patrick, Esq.Ms. Tandy Patrick, Esq.

Tandy Patrick is an attorney with Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, which concentrates on commercial real estate and equine Law.  Ms. Patrick owns, breeds, and rides American Saddlebred horses.  She also sits on the boards of the Louisville Water Company, Shakertown Race for Education, Greater Louisville Sports Commission, and the Kentucky State Fair Board.


Mr. Porter G. Peeples, Sr.Mr. Porter G. Peeples, Sr.

Porter G. Peeples, Sr. currently serves as President/CEO of the Urban League of Lexington – Fayette County, a position he’s held since 1972. Peeples serves on numerous boards, local and nationally.


Secretary Marcheta SparrowSecretary Marcheta Sparrow

Secretary Sparrow has spent more than 30 years in the tourism industry with experience both in the public and private sector, previously serving as President/CEO of the Kentucky Tourism Council.


Mr. Joe Terry, Esq.Mr. Joe Terry, Esq.

Joseph H. Terry is the Managing Partner of the Lexington office of Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, a 360 person full service law firm. Mr. Terry is a business transactional attorney with a national niche practice in the legal aspects of sports marketing and sports management.


Mr. Mike CooperMr. Mike Cooper


Mike Cooper was appointed Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism in December 2007. He is a 23-year veteran of Kentucky state government with extensive domestic and international tourism experience.


Ms. Becky JordanMs. Becky Jordan

Ms. Jordan is the owner of Becky Jordan Insurance Agency. She also serves as a KHP Commissioner and Foundation board member. Ms. Jordan is a Member of the AQHA , is active on numerous committees for the NRHA and USEF. She is also a quarter Horse breeder and reining competitor. Her husband Harold is a thoroughbred trainer and daughter Lyndsey, a Junior at Auburn University, is a competitor on the Reining Equestrian team


Mr. David LordMr. David Lord

David Lord is the President of the Lexington Convention & Visitor Bureau. As President of the Lexington Bureau, Lord manages a full-time staff of 18. The Bureau's primary responsibility is to make money for Lexington by bringing more visitors, group tours, meetings and conventions to the city.


Dr. Everett McCorvey, D.M.A.Dr. Everett McCorvey, D.M.A.


Everett McCorvey, a native of Montgomery, Alabama is the Lexington Opera Society Endowed Chair in Opera Studies at the University of Kentucky.  McCorvey is the Founder and Music Director of the American Spiritual Ensemble as well as serving as the Vice-Chair of the Kentucky Arts Council, a Faculty Representative at U.K., and also being on the U.K. Board of Trustees.


Secretary Jonathan MillerSecretary Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller serves as Kentucky’s Secretary of Finance and Administration.  His cabinet operates as the hub of state government, and Miller serves on dozens of state boards, covering policy matters which range from higher education to environmental protection.


Honorable Karen Tingle-SamesHonorable Karen Tingle-Sames


Karen Tingle-Sames currently serves as the first female Mayor of the City of Georgetown, having won the election in January 2007. The Mayor currently serves on the boards of the Governor's Advisory Board for the 2010 Games, Scott County Education, Governmental Affairs, and the Georgetown Scott County Chamber of Commerce.


Organizing Committee

Mr. Jamie Link, C.E.OMr. Jamie Link, C.E.O

Jamie Link joined the World Games 2010 Foundation staff in January 2009 as Chief Executive Officer. More...


Mr. Rob HinkleMr. Rob Hinkle

Rob Hinkle, Chief Operations Officer and VP of Operations for the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games brings to the table over 17 years of in-depth knowledge, experience and a contact network in the equine industry that is second to none.  More...


Mr. Terry JohnsonMr. Terry Johnson

Terry Johnson serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games where he began on January, 2, 2007. He is responsible for managing all marketing, sales, hospitality and trade show efforts of the 2010 Games.  More...


Ms. Kimberley BennettMs. Kimberley Bennett

Kimberley Bennett is the Director of Hospitality Programs with the World Games 2010 Foundation.  More...


Ms. Erin FahertyMs. Erin Faherty

Ms. Erin Faherty serves as the Director of Volunteer Services. More...


Ms. Kate JacksonMs. Kate Jackson

Ms. Jackson is a Vice President and Director of Competition for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.  More...


Ms. Ruth MasonMs. Ruth Mason

Ms. Ruth Mason is the Director of Ticketing for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. More...


Ms. Kathleen SpearsMs. Kathleen Spears

Ms. Kathleen Spears serves as Chief Financial Officer for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.  More...


Ms. Mary  WathenMs. Mary Wathen

Ms. Mary Wathen serves as the Director of Community Relations and Foreign Protocol for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. More...


Competition Staff

Brad EttlemanBrad Ettleman

Brad Ettleman is the discipline manager for Reining and currently resides in Denver, CO. More...


David DistlerDavid Distler

David Distler is a co-discipline manager of Jumping and currently resides in Norwalk, CT. More...


Emmett RossEmmett Ross

Emmett Ross is the discipline manager for Endurance and currently resides in Lexington, KY. More...


Hugh KincannonHugh Kincannon

Hugh Kincannon is a co-discipline manager of Jumping and currently resides in Lexington, KY. More...


Jane AtkinsonJane Atkinson

Jane Atkinson is the discipline manager for Eventing and currently resides in Stamping Ground, KY. More...


Kersten KlophausKersten Klophaus

Kersten Klophaus is the discipline manager for Vaulting and currently resides in Germany. More...


Lloyd LandkamerLloyd Landkamer

Lloyd Landkamer is the discipline manager for both Dressage and Para Dressage and currently resides in Hamel, MN. More...


Susan GillilandSusan Gilliland

Susan Gilliland is the discipline manager for Driving and currently resides in Dunellon, FL. More...


 

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