Len Hornsby (1924-2000) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Emerson College with a communications degree and attended the University of Missouri before serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Len’s work career brought him to Las Vegas and resided here for 38 years. In 1968, he was assistant sales manager of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and soon became the sales manager. By March 1971, he was named director of convention sales and for eight years ran LVCVA.
In 1977, he was elected president of the Western American Convention and Travel Institute and Nevada World Trade and International Tourism Association. Under his leadership many new conventions were brought to Las Vegas, some of which still meet here annually. Len Hornsby dies in 2000 at age 76. His former wife, Rochelle Hornsby, and he had one son.
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