2016 Industry Leaders: Ed Kirby

By Sponsored Content, December 16, 2016

Ed Kirby Industry LeadersEd Kirby
National Sales Executive, Henderson Department of Tourism
Henderson, Nev.

Kirby has been in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years. He began in hospitality as a valet parker and bellman. While he was a bellman at the Rio, he also handled all the detailing for the hotel’s transportation vehicles. Kirby befriended the Rio’s director of sales in 1994 and started his career in sales. Unfortunately, he was a junior salesperson, so he had to take a cut in pay and supplemented his income by working as a server at night and cleaning shopping centers on weekends. Fast-forward 20 years and it has been a fun and exciting journey for Kirby, who has worked for seven hotels. He has been at the Henderson, Nevada, Tourism Department for the past 13 years.

Career Accomplishments
Kirby has always believed in building strong relationships with clients and industry professionals. He believes if you are passionate about your job and build strong relationships, you will be successful.

Rave Review
“Ed’s dedication to the promotion of the Henderson area is unparalleled. Selling Henderson and all the diverse things it has to offer has been his passion for the past decade,” says Larry Peterson, sales account executive at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

My dream conference to attend is… ITB Asia.

702-267-2171
visithenderson.com
@visit_henderson

(Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)

The first step in setting goals for trade shows is determining what metrics to measure.

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the riot that helped usher in the LGBTQ rights movement. Learn more about the Year of Pride.

Explore Kentucky’s most spirited city—and host of Connect 2019—Louisville.

Could the next great innovation for the MICE industry be a platform that handles all contract details?

Celebrate Kentucky’s most spirited city with a bourbon toast and a tip of the Derby hat.

Rob Bezdjian, president of Zaven Global, aims to place the spotlight on the MICE industry through reality television.

Email etiquette isn't what it used to be—read our list for the best tips.

Ray Ezelle, vice president of sales and services at Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, says a metro-mountain mix is a recipe for success.

The Latest