The Kentucky State Fair Board, operator of the downtown Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC), recently welcomed Stacey Church as the venue’s new general manager.

In her role, Church will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the convention center, which is set to relaunch this August following a $207 million expansion and renovation.

Church was previously the assistant facilities and public events director at the Fort Worth Convention Center and Fort Worth Convention Center and Will Rogers Memorial Center. She has also held executive level positions with Spectra Venue Management facilities in Springfield, Mass., and South Bend, Ind.

The new facility will offer 200,125 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, including a 40,000-square-foot column-free ballroom, 52 meeting rooms, and a 175-seat tiered conference theater.