Kentucky Historical Society
KHS Executive Director Selected for Leadership Kentucky's 2007 Class
Frankfort, KY - The Leadership Kentucky Foundation Inc. has selected Kent Whitworth, executive director of the Kentucky Historical Society, as one of the 55 participants for the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2007.
"I'm honored to represent the Kentucky Historical Society as part of the 2007 Leadership Kentucky class," says Whitworth. "This program offers an opportunity to both learn about the commonwealth and share the connections to the past, provide perspective on the present, and are inspiration for the future from the Kentucky Historical Society."
Leadership Kentucky selects its members from the state’s current and future leaders. The class will meet for seven sessions examining current issues facing the commonwealth. Possible topics will be Kentucky history, public policy, government, education, economic development, arts, environmental issues, health, and human services.
Whitworth became executive director of the Kentucky Historical Society in January 2004. He is a seventh- generation Kentuckian, native to Louisville. Before returning to Kentucky to assume leadership of the Kentucky Historical Society, he served nine years as director of the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville. Whitworth was previously the executive director of Blount Mansion, a 1792 Knoxville historic site. He holds an M.A. in history from Middle Tennessee State University and earned his undergraduate degree in history from Asbury College (KY), which he later served as director of marketing and public relations.
Whitworth and his wife, Sarah, and their two children, Andrew and Margaret, reside in Frankfort.
For more information about Leadership Kentucky, visit their Web site.
An agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and its headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million- dollar Center has welcomed more than one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site.