Donald E. Lassere

Donald E. Lassere joined the Muhammad Ali Center in 2012. In his role as President and CEO, he is responsible for fostering the Center’s mission and expanding its educational programs, partnerships, and other outreach initiatives. Among his accomplishments, Lassere has facilitated a rebranding process and implemented a strategic plan that

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Jeanie Kahnke

Jeanie Kahnke is the Senior Director of Public Relations and External Affairs at the Muhammad Ali Center, where she has been employed since February 2002. In her role, Ms. Kahnke is responsible for the Center’s media and public relations. Prior to joining the Center, she was the Chief Operating Officer

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Erin Herbert

Erin E. Herbert is the Director of Programming at the Muhammad Ali Center, where she has been employed since August 2011. Erin is responsible for the creation, development, and evaluation of education initiatives for local and national audiences. Prior to joining the Center, she was the Education and Events Manager for

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Elizabeth Vissing

Elizabeth Vissing is Senior Director of Events and Operations at the Muhammad Ali Center, where she oversees the operational functions of the Center, as well as facility’s event rentals. Her employment began at age 16 working as a sales associate and assistant to Benton Fine Jewelry in Jeffersonville, Indiana and

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Gwendolyn Young

Gwendolyn Young is In-House Counsel at the Muhammad Ali Center. In her role as In-House Counsel, Gwendolyn is responsible for ensuring legal and regulatory compliance, mitigating legal exposure, and effectively communicating risks involved in management decisions. Gwendolyn is also responsible for developing and implementing processes and systems to hire, retain,

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Jim Gates, Jr.

Jim Gates, Jr. is Senior Director of Finance and Accounting at the Muhammad Ali Center. In this role, Jim oversees all of the financial functions of the Center, including financial reporting, budgeting, and financial planning and analysis. In addition to his role at the Muhammad Ali Center, Jim is also

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