Colonel Chats

Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels Headquarters
Virtual Video Conference Call

You are cordially invited to join your fellow Colonels for a virtual Colonel Chat. The Colonel Chats are designed to allow Colonels from around the world to gather and learn about a specific topic from a Colonel expert. Colonels will also have the opportunity to meet and network with other Colonels during the Colonel Chats.

May Colonel Chat with 
General Mike Berry 
Secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and 
President/CEO Emeritus of the Kentucky Derby Festival
Thursday, May 27
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

“What’s Next? Travel and Tourism in Kentucky looks to rebound.”

As Kentucky gradually reopens from pandemic restrictions, the travel and hospitality industry will most certainly recover. Come hear what trends are developing and what plans are being made to safely welcome visitors back to our Commonwealth’s communities and attractions.

General Mike Berry has been a Colonel since 1984 and has served on the Honorable Order’s Board of Trustee since 2019. General Berry was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear to serve as Secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet on December 10, 2019. Prior to his appointment, General Berry served as the longest serving President and CEO in the history of the Kentucky Derby Festival. Under his 22 years of leadership, the Kentucky Derby Festival orchestrated the award-winning two-week celebration for over 1.5 million attendees annually generating an economic impact of $128 million for Kentucky.

To RSVP for this virtual Colonel Chat, please click here. Space is limited.