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Ernesto Hernandez

Ernesto Hernandez

National Convention Sales Manager

Phone Number: 915-534-0697

What is your role at DEP? What markets do you cover?

National Sales Manager – National Associations

What is your education/business background?

10+ years combined experience as a former Corporate Event Planner, Catering Sales Manager and Hotel Director of Sales

How did you get into this line of work?

I stumbled into the industry when I relocated to Phoenix, AZ – never having worked in a hotel/sales setting I was offered a position at a hotel and fast tracked my way from Catering Sales Manager to Director of Sales within 2 years.

Who is someone that has influenced your career?

My Grandmother - she constantly hosted events from 50 to 500 without batting an eye – I learned from her the finesse of event planning and why all the little details matter.

What are you most passionate about in your job?

My passion is connecting and collaborating with clients/guests - I really enjoy the organization and strategic thinking that comes with my role as a National Sales Manager.

What are three words that describe you?

Ambitious, Creative and Resourceful

What is your favorite part about working at DEP?

Seeing firsthand the real impact that our collective team has to the City of El Paso.

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