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VISIT CINCY ADDS SENIOR SALES MANAGER TO HELP EXPAND DIVERSE MARKETS

Visit Cincy is pleased to announce senior sales manager Kariuki Epps is rejoining the sales team. 
Epps worked with Visit Cincy as the National Manager of Diversity Sales from 2014 to 2019. During that time, he successfully booked many large conventions and valuable conferences in the Cincy region. Some of those conventions include the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (2017), Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. (2019), Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (2022), and two conferences that have never been to Cincinnati with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (2019) and Moose International (2021).

Epps will bring new conventions to Cincinnati as well as enhance the region's reputation as a top national meeting destination, using his experience in the religious, fraternal, and ethnic meetings segments.

"Diversity is not just a buzzword, it's a commitment to inclusivity and growth," said Julie Calvert President and CEO of Visit Cincy. "By adding Kariuki to our sales team, we are strengthening our team's ability to grow on the already strong foundation we have built in diverse markets over the years."

Epps has years of experience in the hospitality industry. He spent time at Graduate Cincinnati Hotel as an Assistant Sales Director and at Destination Cleveland Convention & Visitors Bureau. Prior to that, he served as the convention center sales manager for the Radisson Hotel/Valley Forge Convention Plaza and as destination sales manager at the Akron Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau.

"My relationship with my clients and friends, has always been built on trust and honesty," said Epps. "Developing strong relationships with hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and airport partners is important to me and I strive to be persistent and dependable all at the same time," Epps continued.

Epps has his Master of Arts from the University of Akron in Urban Studies in the Public Administration Department and his B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan College in Sociology & Religion. Epps also boasts professional affiliations within the hospitality industry including Certified Faith-bases Meeting Professional (CFMP), and Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA).

Epps is also a proud father of two, Nasari (son) is in the Air Force and Kya (daughter) is a National Champion in track at Walsh University. 

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