Visit Cincy Adds Senior Sales Manager to Help Expand Diverse Markets

Kariuki Epps Visit Cincy

CINCINNATI, OH (For Immediate Release) – 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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