Jennifer Mattox
Jennifer Mattox
Executive Director
859-254-4175 ext. 24
About Me
Jennifer Hester Mattox is a writer who saw a dream come true when she was hired in 2004 as the Carnegie Center’s Development Director—and then in 2023, found herself pursuing a new dream of leading the Center as Executive Director. She brings with her a life-long career of working for nonprofits in multiple capacities, including fundraising, programming, marketing, and volunteer management. As a writer and avid reader, she has a passion for the literary arts. In addition to coordinating and emceeing the Kentucky Great Writers series, she also teaches writing workshops and seminars–in the center, at outreach sites such as central Kentucky public libraries, and online. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Bluegrass Chapter and previously served nine years on their board. Jennifer is a two-time Kentucky Foundation for Women artist enrichment grantee and is currently working on a novel.

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