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Kentucky Department of Travel
Capital Plaza Tower, Suite 2200
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
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(502) 564-8110 x 189
Mike Mangeot was named Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism in July 2012, returning to the office after previously serving as Deputy Commissioner under the Patton Administration. As Commissioner, he and his staff are responsible for marketing and promoting Kentucky as a travel destination. His duties also include oversight and coordination of the Kentucky Film Office, the Kentucky Tourism Development Act and Kentucky’s Film Incentive program.
Prior to being named Commissioner, Mangeot served for seven years as the President & CEO of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development. He has also previously served as Associate Athletic Director for Advancement at the University of Louisville and was Director of Advertising & Community Affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kentucky.
Mr. Mangeot is a member of the Board of Directors for Travel South USA, the Kentucky Travel Industry Association, the Southeast Tourism Society, and the Kentucky Derby Festival. He is a member of the National Council of State Travel Directors and has served on the Boards of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Frankfort, Inc., the Main Street Program for Kentucky’s Capital City.
Mr. Mangeot lives in Frankfort, Kentucky with his wife Kathy and daughters Jessica and Katherine.