Eric Summe is President and Chief Executive Officer of MeetNKY, the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau. He spent 27 years with Delta Air Lines in management positions in marketing, sales, planning, revenue control and government & public affairs, retiring in 2005. Summe served on the Northern KY Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Commissioners since 2002, until he assumed the President & CEO position in 2011.
Since that time, Eric has lead the effort in making Northern KY a premier meeting destination for conventions and groups. In 2015, Northern KY reported a $366 million tourism economic impact in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.
Eric serves on numerous statewide tourism boards, including the KY Tourism Development Finance Authority, the KY Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, and the KY Travel Industry Association, where he serves as the Legislative Committee Chair. In the Northern KY community, Eric is a board member of the NKY Convention Center, NKY Chamber of Commerce, the Covington Business Council, and is a member of the Newport Businessman’s Association.