Eric Kincaid, 29, works in Washington, D.C., as corporate sales manager at Destination DC. As a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree, Kincaid discusses his passion for the events industry.
What I do: I am responsible for developing strategy and maintaining relationships with corporations. My goal is to inspire them to choose Washington, D.C., as their preferred location to host their meetings and conventions.
How I got here: Before Destination DC, I worked with Marriott hotels for 10 years. I held various roles, from operations to hotel sales. Leading up to my current role, I was responsible for developing and managing 130 accounts on the area sales team for D.C.
Impressive stats: Since joining Destination DC, I have increased the amount of corporate leads/RFPs for the city by 89 percent. I have also increased corporate meetings in the city by 10 percent by ensuring we are maximizing the space and sleeping rooms for all programs.
Phrases that identify me: Globetrotter; runner; foodie; bookworm, volunteer