The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the organization responsible for planning, organizing, and conducting the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, has announced the addition of three new employees.
Holley Groshek has been hired as director of administration. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Groshek most recently served as the executive director of the Kentucky World Trade Center. She holds an MBA from the State University of New York Binghamton University of School Management.
Danielle Landolt joined the Foundation as senior marketing coordinator. Landolt is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and earned her MA in Communications from the University of Kentucky in 2006. She most recently served as the director of marketing for the Kentucky Sports Authority. She is a native of Trenton, Mich.
Amy Walker was hired as public relations assistant. Walker joined the Foundation from her recent post as an anchor, reporter, and producer at WYMT-TV in Hazard, Ky. She is a 2004 graduate of Georgetown College, and holds an MSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is a native of Somerset, Ky.
The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park, are the world championships of the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fdration Equestre Internationale (FEI) and are held every four years. The Games have never before been held outside of Europe, nor have all eight disciplines previously been held together at a single site–both firsts that will be achieved at the Kentucky Horse Park. The 2010 Games are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $150 million. It is anticipated that more than 600,000 spectators will attend the 16-day competition.