Kevin Kane is president and CEO of the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau and its subsidiary MMG LLC, which manages the Memphis Cook Convention Center and the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
Since joining the CVB in 1991, Mr. Kane initiated the first hard sell of Memphis music to attract visitors. The city’s music brand and iconic logo “Memphis – Home of the Blues, Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” was created under his direction.
He opened new visitor centers in Shelby County and established new sales teams in DC, Chicago, London, and Germany. He created two subsidiaries, the Memphis Tourism Education Foundation, to address workforce development, and the Memphis Sports Council, to market the city’s fast growing inventory of sports facilities.
Mr. Kane serves on a number of boards including the Executive Committee of the US Travel Association, Past Chair and current Board member of Destination Marketing Association International, University of Tennessee College Health & Sciences Advisory Board, Christian Brothers High School Board of Trustees, Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association, Memphis Rock ‘N’ Soul Museum, Memphis Transportation Commission, Memphis/Shelby County Public Building Authority, AutoZone Liberty Bowl Festival Association, and executive board member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI.
Born and raised in Memphis, Mr. Kane is a graduate of Christian Brothers High School and the University of Memphis.
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