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Laura Lee Brown & Steve Wilson

21c founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson sought to share their passion for contemporary art and help revitalize downtown Louisville. Both native Kentuckians, this husband and wife team has found success by letting their passion and intuition as a guide in hospitality, farming, preservation, philanthropic giving, investing and collecting contemporary art.

Brown and Wilson also own and operate Hermitage, a historic, working thoroughbred and sport horse farm in Goshen, Kentucky as well. Native Kentuckians, they share a deep appreciation for the Commonwealth’s rural and urban architectural landscapes alike.


Craig Greenberg | President

A founding partner of 21c, Craig now oversees the daily operations of the company as well as the development and financing of new properties. Previously an attorney with Frost Brown Todd, Craig developed expertise in securing and deploying federal, state, and local government incentives.


Chett Abramson | Chief Operating Officer

Drawing on two decades of industry experience, Chett oversees the financial and operational systems and corporate sales for 21c. Prior to joining 21c as a founding partner, Chett served as Project Director for Myriad Restaurant Group in New York City, following seven years of service at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.


Sarah Robbins | Chief Hospitality Officer

Sarah oversees Food and Beverage operations and HR, drawing on her exceptional experience to lead people and process for the company. Sarah joined 21c as a founding partner after launching several new concepts for Myriad Restaurant Group as Project Director and Lead Trainer; she also managed New York’s Tribeca Grill.


Molly Swyers | Chief Brand Officer

Molly oversees brand marketing and communications, architecture, interior design and graphic design. Molly brings significant experience, having served as the Director of Merchandising for Gap Inc. and in various design and merchandising roles with several other major consumer brands, such as Calvin Klein and Hartmann.


Phillip Allen | Chief Development Officer and General Counsel

Phillip guides our team as we look to expand 21c into new markets, in addition to overseeing all legal matters. He began his career at New York firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, practicing securities and mergers and acquisitions law. Prior to joining 21c, Phillip served as General Counsel for a division of Yum! Brands.


Alice Gray Stites | Chief Curator and Museum Director

Alice oversees curated exhibitions and cultural programming for each 21c property, as well as sourcing art. Before taking on this role, Alice was Director of artwithoutwalls, Adjunct Curator for the Speed Art Museum, and has served in various editorial roles for ARTnews, Contemporanea, and Art & Auction.


Myron “Bud” Bimonte | VP, Corporate Controller

Bud oversees accounting at each 21c Museum Hotel, and at the corporate level, including finance management for new projects. Bud has over 25 years of experience, including 11 years with Newport Hotel Group, where he was responsible for hotel and corporate accounting and the IT department. Bud earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of West Florida.

“An innovative concept with strong execution and prompt and enthusiastic service.”
– Pableaux Johnson, New York Times

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