Michael D. Howerton Appointed Chair of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau Commission

Boxcar is very proud to announce the appointment of our friend and client Michael D. Howerton as Chair of the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Congratulations Mr. Howerton! We know you’ll make a wonderful Chair and will continue to do all you can to make Louisville the premiere travel & convention destination in the region.

Boxcar’s Danielle Rudy Davis & Bob Gunnell with Michael Howerton

Michael D. Howerton Appointed as Chair of the

Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau Commission
Becomes only the second chair in 25 years to come from the hotel industry

LOUISVILLE. (July 16, 2012) – The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today
the appointment of Michael D. Howerton as Chair of the Greater Louisville Convention &
Visitors Bureau Commission. With the appointment, he becomes only the second chair in 25
years to come from the hotel industry.

Howerton is the Market Vice President of the Marriott Louisville Downtown and has been an
associate with White Lodging since 1989. In his current role with White Lodging, he is
responsible for operating the company’s largest convention hotel in Louisville along with other
area Marriott flagged hotels and over 1100 hotel rooms in the Louisville Market.

The “Commission” is the policy-making body of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, the
community’s tourism marketing organization. Governor Steve Beshear appointed him to the
Commission in 2010. Howerton assumes leadership of the board at the next Commission
meeting on July

24, 2012.

Howerton replaces Gary Ulmer, President of the Louisville Bats who will remain on the board
as Immediate Past Chair.

Howerton has been involved in the hospitality industry for three decades beginning in
restaurants and moving with hotel management across the country


About Louisville Marriott Downtown

Marriott Downtown is a AAA, four-diamond premiere convention hotel located in downtown Louisville. It features 616 guestrooms and suites and 50,000 square feet of convention space. It offers world-class amenities and service that is unrivaled by other downtown Louisville hotels. Louisville Marriott Downtown provides skywalk access to the Kentucky International Convention Center and the 4th Street Live entertainment district. In addition, it’s within walking distance from numerous tourist attractions including: Waterfront Park, Louisville Slugger Museum and the Muhammad Ali Center. The hotel is located just a short drive away from Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Exposition Center. Louisville Marriott Downtown guests can enjoy dining at Champion’s Sports Bar & Restaurant or BLU Italian Grille, which offers regional Italian classics with a contemporary flare. For more information, visit www.marriott.com or call 502-627-5045.

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