Carvie Gillikin, HMCC

Marketing & Sales

Carvie brings 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry to McVeigh Global Meetings and Events. He began his career as a sales manager in southeastern North Carolina for an oceanfront resort. He then worked for properties such as Sheraton, Westin and W Hotels. In 2005 Carvie left the hotel world to join the event industry. It was during that time that he worked in Washington, DC for an audiovisual and production company where he gained invaluable experience in the industry. In 2007, Carvie joined McVeigh Global Meetings and Events as the Director of Sales and Marketing and later became a Vice President/ Partner overseeing the company’s sales, marketing and operations.

Currently, Carvie is the Chief Operating Officer for McVeigh Global Meetings and Events and is responsible for overseeing global sales and marketing efforts. Ultimately, Carvie’s concentrations are on identifying new revenue streams, implementing new strategies to increase gross margin and maximizing sales forecasts for McVeigh Global.

Carvie remains active in the industry with MPI and enjoys speaking on a variety of panels at industry wide conferences.

Carvie loves to organize local events such as motorcycle rides to benefit charities, schools and other local organizations in his hometown.

He has competed in over 45 rodeos around the eastern US. Carvie and his partner now own a small horse farm in Northern New Jersey with horses, goats and dogs.