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

David Karem
Director Emeritus

Cordell Lawrence

Paul Carey
Park Supervisor

Antonio Petty-Malone
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

Sam Aguiar
Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers

Oliver Barber
BBA Law Offices

Marianne Butler

Terri Connolly
Education Consultant

Kevin Fields
Louisville Central Community Center

Greg Fischer
Mayor of Louisville Metro

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.