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 of New Vision Enterprises, a Louisville-based non-profit organization that provides services to persons with visual impairment. A native Minnesotan, Ms. Kahnke loves traveling and experiencing new cultures. Prior to moving to Louisville, she spent 18 years living and working in the Washington, D.C. area in the fields of corporate communications, video production, and broadcasting. In the District, she was employed at the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors as Assistant Vice President for Communications and at Gray and Company Public Communications International as a producer.
Ms. Kahnke received a Masters of Arts Degree in Telecommunications and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She completed a master’s internship program at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum. She also holds a two-year Sales and Marketing degree from South Central College in Mankato, Minnesota.