Meet the Team



Lisa Haller
Executive Director of Sales

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.


Anne Ratterman
Assistant Director of Sales
Phone: (502) 561-4030

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.


Kim Bridwell
National Sales Manager
Phone: (502) 568-3497

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 family and going to the lake. 


Laura Gipe
National Sales Manager
Phone (502) 568-4269

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

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. 


Lola Hill, CMP
National Sales Manager
Phone: (502) 568-4226

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. 



Melony Sommers
Tour and Travel Sales Manager
Phone: (502) 561-4028

Melony Sommers has been actively involved in the hospitality industry for nearly 20 years, primarily serving the Tour & Travel Market. She joined the Galt House Hotel in 2006 working with the group motorcoach 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 closely 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 Sales Manager. She focuses on year-round tour groups, with an emphasis on Christmas at the Galt House Hotel featuring KaLightoscope and our Holiday Dinner Show. In this role Melony attends many industry trade shows such as Travel South USA, Travel Alliance Partners TAP Dance, Select Traveler, Going On Faith, Boomer’s In Groups to name a few and is a member of the American Bus Association (ABA).
Melony enjoys spending time with family & friends and is an avid animal lover. A native of California, Melony resides in the rural area of Southern Indiana and is blessed with a loving family which includes four wonderful grandchildren.