Mary Quinn K. Ramer

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Mary Quinn K. Ramer is President of VisitLEX, where she oversees all administrative, marketing and convention activities for the organization. Mary Quinn brings more than 15 years of tourism, marketing communications, and event planning experience to the organization.

Prior to becoming President, Mary Quinn spent seven years as the Vice President of Marketing at VisitLEX.

During her tenure, she has overseen a successful rebranding effort and launch of the iconic blue horse brand, coordinated all Bureau activities for two international equine events, launched an original culinary tourism initiative and opened a brand new visitor center in the heart of downtown Lexington. 

In addition, Mary Quinn is active with numerous tourism-related organizations, including board membership on Kentucky Travel Industry Association, Equestrian Events International, Keeneland Concours d’Elegance, LexArts, Horse Country LLC, and the McDowell House Museum. She was also a member of the Breeders’ Cup 2015 Host Committee.

Mary Quinn has been fortunate to be involved in many award-winning projects over the years. She is most proud of receiving the Public Relations Society of America’s top honor, the Silver Anvil, in 2001, for her work on the 2000 Vice Presidential Debate at Centre College, and the Kentucky Industry Associations’ Best of Show award for marketing collateral in 2012. In 2015, Mary Quinn received the Lois Mateus Networking Award from the Kentucky Distillers Association and the Bourbon Women organization.

Mary Quinn is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Centre College, and in 2008, she received the Distinguished Young Alumna Award from the College.

Mary Quinn enjoys traveling, running, and working on local historic preservation projects.

I grew up in Danville and spent many hours at Constitution Square, a park right in the heart of downtown. Burke’s Bakery is located just across the street from the park, so my siblings and I would pick up gingerbread men from Mr. Burke, head across the street and sit at Governor’s Circle while we had our snack. We then would run all throughout the park, peering into the replica fort buildings and creating adventures of what life on the frontier would’ve been like all those many years ago.