Waterfront Park is maintained by a passionate team. We connect people to the river and ensure Louisville’s waterfront remains an asset that can be enjoyed by the community forever.
Since the completion of our park’s first phases in the mid-1990s, our mission has evolved into fundraising, park maintenance, event production and coordination, park planning, and construction. We rely on the hard work and dedication of our staff and board to keep the park beautiful and accessible for everyone.
Waterfront Park Staff
Deborah Bilitski President
David Karem Director Emeritus
Cordell Lawrence CFO
Paul Carey Park Supervisor
Greg January Park Supervisor
Ryan Johnson Park Supervisor
Alex Laughlin Assistant Director of Facilities
Richard Marion Park Supervisor
Bryan McKiernan Park Supervisor
Catherine Nelson Director of Events
Keefe O’Brien Park Supervisor
Gary Pepper Director of Facilities/Park Manager
Kelley Runyon Director of Operations
Ashley Cox Smith Director of Development
Waterfront Park Board
Christopher Jones, Chair Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
Susan Moss, Vice Chair Kindred Healthcare
Kerry Stemler, Treasurer Stemler Corporation
Nicole Walton, Secretary Brown-Forman
Sam Aguiar Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers
Oliver Barber BBA Law Offices
Marianne Butler LGE/KU
Terri Connolly Education Consultant
Greg Fischer Mayor of Louisville Metro
Jerilan Greene Yum! Brands, Inc.
David James Metro Council President
Ted Nixon DDW The Color House
Frank Ward McDonald’s Corporation
Gerina Whethers Kentucky Personnel Cabinet
Past Waterfront Park Board meeting minutes can be found here.