Guenthner Named Executive Director of BC Host Committee

Tara Guenthner, Chief Inspiration Officer of Hipp Inspired, a full-service meeting planning and event design management firm, has been appointed the executive director for the Host Committee of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup championships in Louisville. The committee, made up of leaders from the public and private sectors, is responsible for coordinating and creating partnerships and events surrounding championship weekend.

“I look forward to working with the Louisville Breeders’ Cup Host Committee to welcome the Breeders’ Cup back to Louisville,” said Guenthner. “We’ve begun working with many in the community to prepare for an enjoyable week of events and we look forward to announcing our plans in the near future.”

Guenthner joins Host Committee Co-Chairs Jonathan Blue, chairman and managing director of Louisville’s Blue Equity; Bruce Lunsford, chairman and CEO of Lunsford Capital; Dr. J. David Richardson, professor and vice chairman of surgery for the University of Louisville Physicians and Surgery; and Alex Rankin, chairman of Sterling G. Thompson Co. and newly elected chairman of the Churchill Downs Inc. board of directors.