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Kirby has over 40 years of diversified international experience in the hospitality industry. Considered an industry icon and expert, he is sought for presentations, lectures, panels, and interviews. He has written well over 100 industry-related articles and served as Chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. For many years, he has served on the industry’s Certification Commission, the entity overseeing all professional certification in the U.S. hotel industry, and which is also used globally. He literally grew up in hotels since four years old when his father was a Controller and General Manager for Inter-Continental Hotels in Brazil and the Caribbean. Kirby has diversified, international experience in consulting, operations, development, and ownership in the hospitality industry, including single- and multi-property operations.