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

Ashley Cox Smith
Director of Development

Kelley Runyon
Director of Operations

Catherine Nelson
Director of Events

Emily Clayton
Events & Membership Manager

Alexander Vega
Park Coordinator

Gary Pepper
Director of Facilities/Park Manager

Alex Laughlin
Assistant Director of Facilities

Paul Carey
Park Supervisor

Ryan Johnson
Park Supervisor

Nick May
Park Supervisor

Richard Marion
Park Supervisor

Bryan McKiernan
Park Supervisor

Antonio Petty-Malone
Park Supervisor

Will Thompson
Park Supervisor

Waterfront Park Board

Christopher Jones, Chair
Dentons Bingham Greenebaum

Susan Moss, Vice Chair
Kindred Healthcare

Kerry Stemler, Treasurer
Stemler Corporation

Kevin Fields, Secretary
Louisville Central Community Center

Inga Arvin
Love City, Inc.

Oliver Barber
BBA Law Offices

Marianne Butler
Kentucky Public Service Commission

Lindy Casebier
Office of the Secretary – Tourism, Arts & Heritage

Terri Connolly
Education Consultant

Craig Greenberg
Mayor of Louisville Metro

Troy Miles
World Media Radio Group

Ted Nixon
DDW The Color House

Kevin Trager
Mayor’s Designee

Purna Veer
V-Soft Consulting

Joshua Watkins
Louisville Metro Government

Markus Winkler
Louisville Metro Government

Past Waterfront Park Board meeting minutes can be found here.