Louisville Magazine

OCT 2018

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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The Face of His name is synonymous with the world-class fun and entertainment that is the Kentucky Derby Festival. As president and CEO of the Festival for the last 22 years, Mike Berry and his staff work diligently to make sure each Festival season brings the community together in celebration. Mike Berry is a Face of Festival. Marita Willis, regional philanthropy officer at the American Red Cross, serves alongside Mike as 2019 chair of the Festival's board of directors. A Louisville native, Willis became a fan of the Festival at a young age. Serving eight years on the board, she now leads its 75 members and more than 4,000 volunteers. Marita Willis is a Face of Festival. From its founding event, the Pegasus Parade, to the roar of its opening ceremonies, Thunder Over Louisville, the Kentucky Derby Festival has been part of the fabric of the community for more than 60 years. The stories you tell happen here. Kentucky Derby Festival | 1001 South Third Street | (800) 928-3378 | (502) 584-3378 (FEST) | KDF.org @KyDerbyFestival | #KyDerbyFestival Mike Berry and Marita Willis Festival FACES OF GREATER LOUISVILLE 201 8 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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