We are proud to welcome the following guests and moderators during our “KTW Presents” speaker series on March 16, August 3 and October 24. Below you will find their bios listed in order of presentation appearance. For more information on these presentations, please visit the SPEAKER SERIES 2016 Calendar.

March 16, 2016

rebeccaALT_webRebecca Booth, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, entrepreneur and author. She has been practicing medicine for over 25 years as a senior partner at Women First of Louisville and is recognized nationally as an expert in hormonal wellness.  Her book The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle At Any Age has been featured on the Today Show, and in magazines ranging from Good Housekeeping to Allure, and led her to create  VENeffect, an anti-aging skin care line with her sister and beauty industry veteran, Cecil Booth. Dr. Booth earned a BGS from the University of Kentucky and an MD from University of Louisville School of Medicine. She resides in Louisville. 

Review of THE VENUS WEEK by Rebecca Booth


Lady Booth OlsonLady Booth is an attorney currently living in Virginia. She formerly practiced tax law in New York and Louisville, KY, where she also co-founded Meridian Home Medical, LLC in 1995. Since 2009, Lady has been actively involved in the marriage equality movement, with husband Ted, from the start of the landmark Perry case challenging Proposition 8 in California. She earned her BS from the University of Kentucky, JD from Georgetown University Law Center and an LLM Law degree in taxation from NYU.

About Lady’s work with husband Ted Olson on championing civil rights
“When Opposites Influence”


cecilALT_26_webCecil Booth is president of Beauty Booth, LLC, a company she co-founded with her sister Dr. Rebecca Booth. VENeffect is their company’s breakthrough anti-aging skincare line. Cecil’s career includes 20 years in marketing and global strategy as well as the management at a Fortune 500 global beauty company. She earned a BA from the University of Kentucky, an MA in advertising from Northwestern University and resides in Chicago.

About Cecil and Rebecca Booth’s skincare product, VenEffect


Kirby Headshot John NationKirby Adams, upon graduating from Trinity University, has worked in a career that allows her to explore the lives of fascinating people, cover a multitude of newsworthy events and topics and to travel across the globe. She settled down in Louisville after being asked to spend a year at WHAS 11 working with the television show Louisville Tonight Live. During that year she met a Louisville man, they married and had two daughters and Kirby extended that year to 20.

August 3, 2016

daniel-rothDaniel Roth, Executive Editor of LinkedIn, is hailed by Business Insider as the “most powerful business journalist on the Internet.” Among his countless features are a rare joint interview with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates and one about the time he traveled cross-country with Trump in search of the perfect moldings for his ballroom in Palm Beach.

“How LinkedIn’s Dan Roth Became The Most Powerful Journalist On The Internet”



evan-rothEvan Roth, Managing Partner of BBR Partners in NYC, turned his youthful obsession with numbers into a career in finance, first at Goldman, Sachs & Co. In 2000, he started his own firm. He works with multigenerational families and individuals and their newly created wealth to define and translate values into a comprehensive investment program.

“Teaching the Entitled Young the Financial Facts of Life”




Junior BridgemanJunior Bridgeman, franchise entrepreneur, played guard/forward for University of Louisville and joined the NBA in 1975 for a solid 12-year career that included Los Angeles Lakers and primarily the Milwaukee Bucks. He now owns more than 200 restaurants. Junior was born in East Chicago, Indiana.

“Junior Bridgeman: A different kind of franchise player”

October 24, 2016

Photo by Christopher Duggan.

WENDY WHELAN was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, where at the age of three she began taking dance classes with Virginia Wooton. By 1986 she was invited to become a member of the New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet, promoted to soloist in 1989, and principal dancer in 1991. In her 30-year career with that company, she danced virtually every major Balanchine role and worked closely with Jerome Robbins and such notable choreographers as William Forsythe, Twyla Tharp, Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, Jorma Elo, Shen Wei, and Wayne MacGregor

Whelan was recently appointed Artistic Associate at New York’s City Center and also served as the first recipient of Leda Orzeck Artist in Residence Chair, at Barnard College for the 2015/16 school year. She is on faculty at Ballet Academy East and resides in New York City with her husband, the artist and director David Michalek.



Photo by Leslie Lyons.

EMILY BINGHAM was born in Louisville, Kentucky into a journalism family, Emily completed a Ph.D. in history at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her most recent book, Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham (2015), the prizewinning story of her great aunt, has been called “haunting” (The New Yorker) and “hard to resist” (The New York Times), and her writing has appeared in Vogue, The Journal of Southern History, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and New England Review.