Kansas City CVA Names New Vice President of Convention Sales

The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association (KCCVA) in Kansas City, Mo., has hired John Heeney as its new vice president of convention sales, it announced last month. Effective today, Heeney replaces Bill Bohde, who resigned his position in December.

"John has consistently delivered successful strategic sales and customer development initiatives for his clients," said KCCVA President and CEO Rick Hughes. "We are confident his leadership experience can do the same for Kansas City and take us to the next level as a meeting and convention destination."

A native of the Kansas City area and a graduate of the University of Kansas, Heeney has 25 years of sales experience. He joins the KCCVA from Cincinnati, where he operated his own business, Rising Tides LLC, a contract sales organization that he founded in 2005.