NKY Port Authority
Board of Directors

Board Member Leadership

The NKY Port Authority is a multi-jurisdictional Port Authority under Kentucky statute. Founded in 1968 by Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties, each Judge/Executive and Fiscal Court of the three counties appoints two board members to serve four-year terms.

Officer roles are determined by the board and are held for a one-year term. In June 2023, the following board members and officers were appointed and named for FY 2024.

Christine Russell, VP of Strategy at BE NKY Growth Partnership, serves as Executive Director of the NKY Port and Secretary – Treasurer of the board of directors, but is not a voting member of the board.

Chair

J.B. Lind
Vorys

Vice Chair

Karen Finan
OneNKY Alliance

Secretary-Treasurer

Christine Russell
Executive Director
NKY Port Authority

Boone County

  • J.B. Lind, Partner, Vorys
  • Greg Larison, Vice President of Surveying Operations,
    Viox & Viox

Campbell County

  • Roger Peterman, Partner, Dinsmore
  • Larisa Sims, Director of Business Administration, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

Kenton County

  • Karen Finan, President & CEO, OneNKY Alliance
  • Lee Crume, President & CEO, BE NKY Growth Partnership

BE NKY Growth Partnership Board Liaison:

  • Ben Brandstetter, President,
    Brandstetter Carroll, Inc.

NKY Port Authority Board Meetings

The Northern Kentucky Port Authority (NKY Port) was jointly formed as an economic development organization by Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in 1968 under the provisions of KRS 65.510 to 65.650.

  • NKY Port Board meetings are open to the public.
  • NKY Port Board meetings take place at BE NKY, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 332, Ft. Mitchell, KY, 41017, unless otherwise noted.
  • Meetings are subject to change.  Please check back for any updates.
  • For information about meeting times, locations, etc., please email Rachelle Creager at rcreager@BE-NKY.com.

2024 Board Meeting Schedule

JANUARY 2024

  • January 16, 2024:  12pm – 1:00pm
    NKY Port Board Meeting

MARCH 2024

  • March 19 2024:  12pm – 1:00pm
    NKY Port Board Meeting

MAY 2024

  • May 21, 2024:  12pm – 1:00pm
    NKY Port Board Meeting

JULY 2024

  • July 16, 2024:  12pm – 1:00pm
    NKY Port Board Meeting

SEPTEMBER 2024

  • September 17, 2024:  12pm – 1:00pm
    NKY Port Board Meeting

NOVEMBER 2024

  • November 19, 2024:  12pm – 1:00pm
    NKY Port Board Meeting

FEBRUARY 2024

  • February 20, 2024:  12pm – 1:00pm
    NKY Port Board Meeting

APRIL 2024

  • April 16, 2024:  12pm – 1:00pm
    NKY Port Board Meeting

JUNE 2024

  • June 18, 2024:  12pm – 1:00pm
    NKY Port Board Meeting

AUGUST 2024

  • August 20, 2024:  12pm – 1:00pm
    NKY Port Board Meeting

OCTOBER 2024

  • October 15, 2024:  12pm – 1:00pm
    NKY Port Board Meeting

DECEMBER 2024

  • December 17, 2024:  12pm – 1:00pm
    NKY Port Board Meeting