Mike Mangeot, Commissioner - Kentucky Department of Tourism
September 5, 2023
On this week's episode of Where To Next, I'm joined by Mike Mangeot, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Tourism to chat all about the great state of Kentucky! From bourbon country to a vast array of outdoor activities, to delicious farm-to-table southern cuisine, Kentucky has something for everyone to enjoy. Mike also gives me a few hidden gems to check out upon visiting and promises you can't just visit once!
Mike Mangeot serves as Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Tourism for Governor Andy Beshear’s administration, bringing to the office extensive experience in both tourism and economic development. Prior to returning to the office of Commissioner, Mr. Mangeot was the Executive Director of the Bardstown Nelson County Tourism Commission, previously served as Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism, was President & CEO of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development and Deputy Commissioner & Director of Marketing & Advertising for the Kentucky Department of Travel. Mr. Mangeot has also served on numerous state and national boards including Travel South USA (Chair), the Kentucky Travel Industry Association, Southeast Tourism Society, US Travel Association, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Kentucky Derby Festival, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Frankfort, Inc., the Main Street Program for Kentucky’s Capital City.