Amelia Groetsch joined the staff of the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras in 2012 during their 65th season as General Manager, became Interim Executive Director in July 2016, and took on the Executive Director role in July 2017. Originally from Iowa, she received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music from Simpson College in Indianola, IA and an Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Kentucky. Prior to joining CKYO, Amelia was the program coordinator for the Performing Arts programs at Centre College in Danville, KY. In 2010, she served as the production assistant to the Executive Producer of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games held in Lexington, KY. Amelia was a member the Leadership Lexington class of 2016-2017 and she currently serves on the steering committee for Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass' Leadership Lexington Youth Program. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Central Music Academy, assists the American Spiritual Ensemble with business administrative tasks, and sings with the Central Christian Church Chancel Choir.