A former US Army Criminal Investigator, Mr. Campbell ( DC ) held numerous posts in the aviation and tourism sectors over his professional career, as well as owner/operator of small businesses.
With a reputation for business unit turn around accomplishments, DC was recruited to improve/gain market-share and community support for Southwest Airlines in the New Mexico/West Texas operations, subsequently tapped to reverse the anemic convention/conference contracts for VisitABQ, (the destination marketing company for Albuquerque, New Mexico), and in the late 1990 s, as a gubernatorial appointee, charged with the turn around of the financially crippled and eroded support/reputation of the New Mexico State Fair operations, the (5th largest in the USA at that time. ).
During his tenure in the travel and hospitality industry, DC (and VisitABQ) achieved record conventions sales in four of his seven year tenure there along with recognition as the Marketer of the Year (1991New Mexico Chapter of AMA) and honored with a "Dennis Campbell day" via Mayoral Executive Order (1996) for record contributions to economic impact through tourism and convention development, the only tourism official in Albuquerque, NM to receive such recognition to date. DC guided the NM State Fair (dba Expo New Mexico) to stable financial health and renewed community support, preventing financial collapse, saving jobs, and the long standing traditions of the New Mexico State Fair organization.
Presently, as a speaker, trainer and workshop facilitator, Dennis specializes in corporate, association and tourism related work as well as corporate culture building, operational efficiencies, and real world sales coaching for any industry. DC also owns and operates an Arizona real estate brokerage firm and serves as an adjunct Instructor in real estate contract law and agency related courses at the largest real estate school in Arizona. DC credits his experience at Southwest Airlines and the mentorship of founder, Herb Kelleher and President Emeritas, Colleen Barrett for his success.