President, Kentucky Distillers’ Association
Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, is a veteran communicator with more than 25 years of experience in governmental affairs, marketing, journalism and strategic public relations. As KDA president, Gregory oversees all aspects of the 135-year-old association that unites, promotes and protects Kentucky’s signature bourbon and distilled spirits industry,including the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experiences. Kentucky’s historic distilleries produce 95 percent of the world’s bourbon, a rich heritage that dates back more than 200 years. Today, bourbon is America’s official native spirit, a leading export and a growing symbol of Kentucky craftsmanship and tradition. Gregory joined the KDA in 2008 after seven years as governmental affairs manager at East Kentucky Power Cooperative. He previously served as vice president of public affairs for Preston-Osborne, a prominent Lexington public relations, marketing and research firm. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Gregory began his career as an award-winning journalist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. He also served as a reporter and editor at the Honolulu Advertiser, and has been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize.
See Eric Gregory on Monday, May 18 in the Marketing for Business Growth Symposium.