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Anne Ratterman
Assistant Director Sales Manager
Phone: (502) 561-4030
aratterman@galthotel.com

Anne Ratterman has been with the Galt House Hotel since 2008 as Assistant Director of Sales handling the Faith-based market.

Anne is an active member of Religious Conference Managers Association, Christian Meetings and Conventions Association.

Other community that Anne belongs to is a life time member and mentor with Girl Scouts USA, licensed Funeral Director in State of Kentucky, active member of St. Agnes Catholic Church serving as Lector, Carnival Chair and homebound minister.



 

Becky Lutes, CGMP
National Sales Manager
Phone: (502) 568-4275
blutes@galthotel.com

Becky Lutes joined the Galt House Hotel in 2004 and has been actively involved in the hospitality industry for 25 years first in Houston and Las Vegas before returning to her roots – Louisville, KY.

Becky has earned her Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) certificate.  She works closely with Association and Government Meeting Professionals in DC, Virginia and Maryland.

Becky is a member of Meeting Planners International (Potomac Chapter), ASAE, HSMAI, AMPS and SGMP (NATCAP Chapter). In her personal time, she enjoys riding motorcycles, reading and spending time with her husband and 13 grandchildren.



 

Dee Asher
Sales Manager
Phone: (502) 588-4045
dasher@galthotel.com

Dee started her career in the hospitality industry in 1986 in the food and beverage department where she served as a Dining Room Manager for two years and moved into the Food and Beverage Director position in 1988. In 1990 Dee began her sales career in the Director of Catering. In 2004 Dee transferred to Director of Sales Position.

Dee is actively involved in community work with the Norton's Children's Hospital Foundation volunteering in many activities including past chair for the Dickens Family Fun Night as well as a board member for Presentation Academy Parent Association.


 

Kim Bridwell
National Sales Manager
Phone: (502) 568-3497
kbridwell@galthotel.com

Kim joined the Galt House Hotel in July of 2000. Kim handles the Sports Market and Association Market in the South. Kim is a member of meeting Professional International (Georgia Chapter) and the National Association of Sports Commission. Kim is currently taking classes to earn her Certified Sports Event Executives (CSEE).

In her personal time Kim enjoys spending time with her son Braxton and going to the lake.



 

Laura Gipe
Sales Manager
Phone (502) 568-4269
lgipe@galthotel.com

Laura started her career in sales in 1983. She has held several positions in both Sales and Operations to include Director of Sales and General Manager. Laura joined the Galt House Hotel in 2007 and is responsible for Government and Military business from all states excluding in DC area, as well as associations 200-1000 rooms peak booked out of Chicago and the Midwest.

Laura is a member of SGMP (Kentucky Chapter) and PCMA, (Greater Midwest Chapter). She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family.


 

Linda Franklin
Meetings Express/Sales Manager
Phone: (502) 568-3495
lfranklin@galthotel.com

Linda Franklin joined the Galt House Hotel in 1977 and has been a Galt House associate going on 34 years. She started as a part-time Administrative Assistant and is currently a Sales Manager working the SMERF market for the OH, KY and TN area for 10 – 1,100 rooms and also focuses on the SMERF and Associations, all of the U.S. for 10 – 200 rooms.

In Linda's personal time, she enjoys shopping, reading, cooking and spending time with her husband, family, and three grandchildren.


 

Lisa Haller
Executive Director of Sales
lhaller@galthotel.com

Lisa is a 30 year veteran of the convention and hotel industry. In December 2004 Lisa joined the Galt House Hotel to lead the sales effort for the hotel's $60 million renovation.

Lisa is a founding member of the Louisville Branding Task Force since its inception in 2007. The Campaign "It's Possible Here" is supported by the Mayor's office, Greater Louisville Inc. and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is active in ASAE, PCMA, SGMP, CESSE, USTA and KTIA and serves on ASAE's Industry Partner Alliance and the Social Responsibility Committee. Lisa is a past Board Member of Talbert House, the largest social service agency in Ohio, the Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. A gradate of Boston College she co-founded the Women's Leadership Symposium at Ursuline Academy, her alma mater, with her twin sister.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio Lisa's roots are here in Louisville home to both of her grandfathers. An avid runner Lisa has completed 14 marathons, many half-marathons and 10ks. Lisa loves Louisville, its magnificent waterfront, its diverse, open culture, its top-notch entertainment and of course the celebrated Galt House Hotel, a gem amongst the grand dames of the industry.


 

Lola Hill, CMP
National Sales Manager
Phone: (502) 568-4226
lhill@galthotel.com

Lola has been with the company since October 1997. Previously, Director of Special Programs for the Alumni Association at the University of Louisville for 20 years.

Lola focus market is the Kentucky State Association, WA, OR, NV, ID, UT, MT, ND, SD, NE, MN, WY, AZ, NM and Canada.

Lola earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certificate in March 2012. She is a member of the Kentucky Society of Association Executives (KSAE).

In Lola's spare time, she enjoys reading and gardening.



 

Garrett Tellman
Sales Manager, Business Travel & Apartment Leasing
Phone: (502) 568-4252
gtellman@galthotel.com

Garrett joined the Galt House Hotel in 2009 as an intern. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism at the University of Kentucky with a minor in Business Administration and returned to the Galt House Hotel. After being a Sales Manager for special events including Christmas at the Galt House Hotel, and the Belle's Big Birthday Bash, Garrett is now focusing on creating preferred room rates for business travel and apartment leasing for Waterfront Living at Galt House.   Garrett is a member of Ohio Valley Business Travel Association (OVBTA) and Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).  

Garrett is involved with Young Professionals Association of Louisville with a focus on Public Issues and Community involvement, Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, Volunteer at the Boys and Girls Haven of Louisville, and many more! While at UK, he was a member of the Hospitality Management Club and he also was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, in which he coordinated many community outreach committees.

In his spare time, Garrett thanks the good lord for blessing him with an incredible family and friends and tries to give as much of his time back to the community.           


 

Melony Sommers
Tour and Travel Sales Manager
Phone: (502) 561-4028
msommers@galthotel.com

Melony Sommers has been actively involved in the hospitality industry for 14 years, primarily serving the Tour & Travel Market. She joined the Galt House Hotel in 2006 working with the group motor coach market. Melony has worked closely with partners to plan special events like Carl Hurley's Cavalcade of Comedy and Jeannie Robertson: Just For Women ~ Just For Fun. She also works with the Louisville Convention and Visitor's Bureau and the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism to promote leisure travel to Louisville, Possibility City.

In 2012 Melony was promoted to Tour and Travel Coordinator. She focuses on year-round tour groups, with an emphasis on Christmas at the Galt House Hotel featuring KaLightoscope and the Colors of the Season Holiday Dinner Show. In her new role Melony has attended many industry trade shows such as Heartland Travel Showcase, Travel South USA and is a member of the American Bus Association (ABA).

Melony enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and gardening. She is also a member of the Kentuckiana Blues Society and she enjoys music. A native of California, Melony resides in the rural area of Southern Indiana with her husband. Melony is blessed with a loving family which includes four wonderful grandchildren.



 

Karli Shannon
Group Sales Manager
Phone: 502-568-3460
KShannon@GaltHotel.com

Karli Shannon joined the Galt House Hotel in 2013.  She began as a Sales Coordinator and was quickly promoted to Group Sales Manager.  Ms. Shannon promotes group travel packages for student and motor coach groups traveling to the Galt House for special events.  These events include Christmas at the Galt House, Thunder Over Louisville, and a variety of 'possible' leisure activities.  In addition Karli services wedding guest room blocks for wedding events happening around the city of Louisville. 

Karli spends her personal time working on her house, watching reality television and enjoying the company of her boyfriend, family and last but not least her cat, Kiki.  




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