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LEADERSHIP


Ashley Reed, Ed.D.

Director

University Events

 

The chief event professional for the University who is responsible for the strategic direction for events on campus. Working closing with the University’s administration, Ashley executes and plans the University’s ceremonial events and lends her expertise to Presidential events on campus.  Ashley chairs the University's commencement committee, producing fall and spring commencement ceremonies.  As the director,  Ashley oversees the event and production teams and supervises the leadership team.

Hannah Centers

Associate Director

Event Processes & Protocol

hannah.centers@uky.edu

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Oversees event processes and works with facility coordinators and campus partners to develop work flow and implement special projects. As the primary administrator for EMS and the unit's liaison for campus partners including the Registrar, UK Police, Risk Management, ITS, facility coordinators, and service providers, Hannah works to improve efficiency in the event approval and management process and develops shared initiatives.  As the University moves towards a one-stop shop, Hannah works collaboratively with service providers, facility staff, and administrators to develop policies and put the puzzle pieces together.

Abby Leonard

Associate Director

University Events

abigail.leonard@uky.edu 

 

Abby manages large-scale events and works closely with campus partners and facility coordinators to execute events on University property.  Abby supervisors our unit's professional Event Managers and oversees day-to-day operations for the events team. Additionally, she manages the student event coordinators through the event team internship program, which trains the next generation of event managers through comprehensive training and exposing students to behind the scenes access to real events and meetings.

EVENT TEAM


Contact the Event Team at events@uky.edu or 859-323-8054

 

Drew Elisabeth Ard

Event Manager

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Ryan Benjamin

Event Manager

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PRODUCTION TEAM


Contact Production Services at eventproduction@uky.edu.

 

Barry Bowman

Senior Production Services Manager

859-257-6617

Kate Latham

Production Services Manager

859-257-3164

 

 

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Ryan Wills

Production Services Manager

859-323-8303

Billy Payne

Production Services Manager

859-323-7206