BE NKY Board of Directors

Board Member Leadership

BE NKY Growth Partnership (BE NKY), a nonprofit corporation under the auspices of the Fiscal Courts in Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties, is governed by a twenty-three member Board of Directors.

Chair

James A. Dressman
DBL Law

Vice Chair

Carey Sanders
Fifth Third Bank

Treasurer

Ben Brandstetter
Brandstetter Carroll, Inc.

Norm Desmarais

Secretary

Normand Desmarais
TiER1 Performance

Boone County

  • Gary W. Moore, Judge/Executive
  • Ben Brandstetter, Treasurer, Brandstetter Carroll, Inc.
  • James Henning, Retired
  • Rich Elwell, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
  • John A. Mocker, Jr., Lally Pipe & Tube

Campbell County

  • Steve Pendery, Judge/Executive
  • Tara Halpin, Steinhauser Inc.
  • Robert Heil, KLH Engineers
  • Andrea Pirondini, Prysmian Group North America

Kenton County

  • Kris Knochelmann, Judge/Executive
  • Tom Banta, Corporex
  • James Dressman, Chair, DBL Law
  • Garren Colvin, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • Rhonda Whitaker Hurtt, Duke Energy

Mayor

  • Joe Meyer, Covington

Additional Members:

  • Dr. Joseph Chillo, Thomas More University
  • Normand Desmarais, Secretary, TiER1 Performance Solutions
  • Dr. Fernando Figueroa, Gateway Community & Technical College
  • Adrian Hothem, Camco Chemical Company
  • Kimm Lauterbach, REDI Cincinnati
  • James E. Parsons, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
  • Carey Sanders, Vice Chair, Fifth Third Bank

BE NKY Committee & Board Meetings

BE NKY Growth Partnership (BE NKY), a nonprofit corporation under the auspices of the Fiscal Courts in Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties, is governed by a twenty-three member Board of Directors.

  • BE NKY Board meetings and committee meetings are open to the public.
  • BE NKY Board meetings rotate between various locations in Northern Kentucky.
  • Committee meetings take place at BE NKY, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 332, Ft. Mitchell, KY, 41017, unless otherwise noted.
  • Northern Kentucky Port Authority (NKPA) Board meetings take place at BE NKY, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 332, Ft. Mitchell, KY, 41017, unless otherwise noted
  • Meetings are subject to change.  Please check back for any updates.
  • For information about meeting times, locations, etc., please email Rachelle Creager at rcreager@BE-NKY.com.

2024 Board & Committee Meeting Schedule

JANUARY 2024

  • January 9, 2024:  12pm – 1:30 pm BE NKY Board Meeting
  • January 10, 2024: 8am – 9am BE NKY Finance & Audit Committee
  • January 16, 2024:  12pm – 1:00 pm Northern Kentucky Port Authority (NKPA) Board Meeting
  • January 17, 2024: 2-3pm Data Advisory Council Meeting
  • January 24, 2024:  8 am – 9:30 am BE NKY Executive Committee

FEBRUARY 2024

  • February 20, 2024:  12pm – 1:00 pm Northern Kentucky Port Authority (NKPA) Board Meeting
  • February 27, 2024:   8 am – 9:30 am BE NKY Executive Committee

MARCH 2024

  • March 12, 2024:  12pm – 1:30 pm BE NKY Board Meeting
  • March 13, 2024: 8am – 9am BE NKY Finance & Audit Committee
  • March 14, 2024: 12pm, – 1pm, BE NKY Marketing Committee meeting
  • March 19, 2024:  12pm – 1:00 pm Northern Kentucky Port Authority (NKPA) Board Meeting
  • March 20, 2024: 2-3pm Data Advisory Council Meeting
  • March 26, 2024:  8 am – 9:30 am BE NKY Executive Committee

APRIL 2024

  • April 10, 2024: 8am – 9am BE NKY Finance & Audit Committee
  • April 16, 2024:  12pm – 1:00 pm Northern Kentucky Port Authority (NKPA) Board Meeting
  • April 23, 2024:  8 am – 9:30 am BE NKY Executive Committee

MAY 2024

  • May 14, 2024:  12pm – 1:30 pm BE NKY Board Meeting
  • May 15, 2024: 2-3pm: Data Advisory Council Meeting
  • May 21, 2024:  12pm – 1:00 pm Northern Kentucky Port Authority (NKPA) Board Meeting
  • May 28, 2024:  8 am – 9:30 am BE NKY Executive Committee

JUNE 2024

  • June 18, 2024:  12pm – 1:00 pm Northern Kentucky Port Authority (NKPA) Board Meeting
  • June 25, 2024: 8 am – 9:30 am BE NKY Executive Committee

JULY 2024

  • July 9, 2024:  12pm – 1:30 pm BE NKY Board Meeting
  • July 16, 2024:  12pm – 1:00 pm Northern Kentucky Port Authority (NKPA) Board Meeting
  • July 17, 2024: 2-3pm Data Advisory Council Meeting
  • July 23, 2024:  8 am – 9:30 am BE NKY Executive Committee

AUGUST 2024

  • August 14, 2024: 8am – 9am BE NKY Finance & Audit Committee
  • August 20, 2024:  12pm – 1:00 pm Northern Kentucky Port Authority (NKPA) Board Meeting
  • August 27, 2024:  8 am – 9:30 am BE NKY Executive Committee

SEPTEMBER 2024

  • September 10, 2024:  12pm – 1:30 pm BE NKY Board Meeting
  • September 17, 2024:  12pm – 1:00 pm Northern Kentucky Port Authority (NKPA) Board Meeting
  • September 24, 2024: 8 am – 9:30 am BE NKY Executive Committee

OCTOBER 2024

  • October 15, 2024:  12pm – 1:00 pm Northern Kentucky Port Authority (NKPA) Board Meeting
  • October 22, 2024:  8 am – 9:30 am BE NKY Executive Committee

NOVEMBER 2024

  • November 13, 2024:  4pm – 5:30 pm BE NKY Board Meeting
  • November 19, 2024:  12pm – 1:00 pm Northern Kentucky Port Authority (NKPA) Board Meeting
  • November 26, 2024:  8 am – 9:30 am BE NKY Executive Committee

DECEMBER 2024

  • December 11, 2024: 8am – 9am BE NKY Finance & Audit Committee
  • December 17, 2024:  12pm – 1:00 pm Northern Kentucky Port Authority (NKPA) Board Meeting
  • December 24, 2024:  8 am – 9:30 am BE NKY Executive Committee