Cincinnati Advocate - Dan Lincoln
Behind this impressive estate featuring a beautiful collection of period mid-century furniture and decor is a truly devoted Cincinnatian.
Dan Lincoln served as president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) from 2006-2017. A strategic visionary, Dan was able to bring people together with his intense passion for the city of Cincinnati. When Lincoln became the CEO of the CVB, he revamped the bureau’s business strategy and helped better define them as a destination marketing and management organization that was focused on building the visitor economy.
“He’s built coalitions that leverage all the region’s assets – from government to the hotel and hospitality community to the Fortune 500 businesses that call Cincinnati home. Dan’s vision for a transformed and revitalized Cincinnati region is unparalleled, and many aspects of it have been realized," says Hamilton County commission president, Todd Portune, describing Lincoln’s contribution to Cincinnati.
Throughout recent years, Lincoln helped to establish Cincinnati as a champion of diversity, attracting gatherings from 19 of the top 25 multicultural organizations in the country. One of the turning points for Cincinnati, was in 2008 when the NAACP National Convention chose Cincinnati as the host city under Lincoln’s leadership. At the inaugural State of Black Tourism national meeting, Lincoln spoke about Cincinnati’s role in hosting African-American conventions:
“It has been an indescribable honor to lead the CVB during the rebirth and renaissance of Cincinnati,” said Lincoln. “The most rewarding part is that it’s been a total team effort, from my incredible colleagues at the bureau to the visionary government and business leaders I’ve had the privilege to work with as partners. Together, we’ve made so much progress revitalizing and reenergizing our region. I can’t wait to see the breakthroughs and milestones that are just around the next bend.”
Dan enjoyed the pleasure and responsibility of hosting both the World Choir Games in 2012 and the MLB All-Star Game in 2015. Cincinnati made such an impact in regards to the level of hospitality during the All-Star Game festivities, that the MLB commented by saying “Cincinnati is one of the city’s that came together unlike any other city we’ve seen.”
Lincoln holds a special place in the history of Cincinnati, he really helped move moved the needle when it comes to national attention, respect, and the overall improvement of the city.
At home Lincoln used his incredible eye for all things mid-century modern to create a remarkable living space with stunning detail in the tile stairs, custom made stone walls that double as a shrubbery garden and unique wall motifs. The home was filled with great period pieces from Knoll, Kroehler, and Eames as well as beautiful mid-century styled accents and interesting decor.
Explore the entire mid-century themed collection from this incredible pioneer of Cincinnati here.