Tonya Ramsey Abeln
March of Dimes Kentuckiana
Tonya Ramsey Abeln is the Editor-in-Chief of The Voice-Tribune and the Voice of Louisville Magazine. After graduating with degrees in political science and communication at the University of Louisville, she continued her education at Western Kentucky University, studying journalism. Her professional career has taken her from Chicago, where she was Marketing Director for international architecture and urban planning firm, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, to Los Angeles where she was an event manager for luxury hospitality brand, Viceroy Hotel Group, planning Grammy parties for Sony Music Group, private events for Rachel Zoe and Emma Stone and fashion events for international fashion brands like Louis Vuitton and Prada.
She returned to Louisville in 2011 to pursue her true passion for writing in her beloved home state of Kentucky. While working at the philanthropy publication, Nfocus Magazine, Tonya was social correspondent, features editor and, ultimately, Editor. In 2016, she transitioned to The Voice-Tribune and The Voice of Louisville Magazine, Louisville’s premier lifestyle publication, as Editor-in-Chief.
Tonya serves on the Speed Museum pARTnership board and volunteers for the March of Dimes Signature Chefs committee. She and her husband, Dr. Kris Abeln, have two sons, 3-year-old Luke and 10-month-old Todd.
Tonya's charity of choice is The March of Dimes Kentuckiana. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.