Kevin Barosso, Director of Convention Sales of Mohegan Sun
Hometown: Westbrook, CT
How long have you been an IAEE member? 4 years
IAEE Chapter: New York Chapter
How did you start your career in this industry?
I started my career in the Food & Beverage side of the business as a restaurant manager in a large convention hotel in San Francisco.
How has IAEE shaped your career?
When I started at Mohegan Sun we were building an Expo Hall and this was the first property that I have worked out with this kind of dedicated Expo Hall space. Through my membership I have been able to meet and grow my network of tradeshow organizers and counter parts on the venue side that have helped educate me about the Tradeshow business.
What advice would you give to a new member?
Like any membership organization that you join you get out of it what you put into it. If you have the opportunity to join one of the councils or subgroups within IAEE you should do it. It will help you be engaged with the community at a much higher level.
Fun fact about you – What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
Most people know I like to travel, but most do know that I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to explore all 7 continents.
What community service projects do you like to be involved in? Why?
I like to be involved in community service projects that give back to the local community. At Mohegan Sun we have the opportunity to partner with the United Way of Southeastern CT on several initiatives. I feel it is very important that when given the opportunity to support organizations within the community that you work and live every day is important.
What do you like most about Expo! Expo!?
Expo! Expo! gives us the opportunity to spend time with customers that are all in the same place over the same dates.
How do you currently use social media for your events?
Social Media is very important here at Mohegan Sun. We have used it to high light several of the events that we have been able to safely hold over the pandemic. It has been important to let people know that events continue to go on safely.