Bo Gardner originates from Buckeye Lake, Ohio (40 miles east of Columbus) where he worked for the family grocery business and was actively involved with the Area Chamber of Commerce. Gardner was an academic scholarship recipient through the Ohio Quarter Horse Association and attended The Ohio State University in Business Management.
With 20+ years of sales and marketing experience working with Anheuser-Busch distributors in Ohio and Las Vegas, Gardner also developed a much needed skill set of human relations. His experience and connections gave him the privilege of working with several major sporting and entertainment venues and events.
During his tenure at Las Vegas Events, Gardner is fortunate to live out his lifelong passion in the Western Lifestyle industry. He has continued to develop his sales and marketing skills and is crafting a new show management opportunity with Cowboy Christmas during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He has been instrumental in developing new sponsor partnerships with the support of the LVE staff by customizing assets to benefit those needs with each sponsor. Even though Gardner spends the majority of this time with the NFR Experience, he also enjoys working with the LVE team on various other events, maintaining and developing the connections with all the hotel partners.
Gardner joined Las Vegas Events in February of 2012
Bo’s Insight: “I am proud to be a part of the Las Vegas Events team. The opportunities this job has presented are priceless, the relationships not only with the hotels, sponsors and organizations but also a new family with the Rancheros and my Maverick Brothers. I am looking forward to growing opportunities with all the relationships that have been made and those that are yet to be developed in my career at LVE.”