Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

DENVER-Eugene Dilbeck, president of the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau for 10 years until he was fired Nov. 4 following a TV report that some of his employees had attended an after-hour social and business event at a strip club, now has a new job. And he didn’t have to go far to find it.

Dilbeck, 60, has joined his wife, Lynette, in her consulting firm, Lambert-Dilbeck Marketing Resources. Lambert is his wife’s maiden name.

Dilbeck, who will be the key speaker for a tourism group’s meeting in Phoenix in February 2004, says that he’s not sure if working with his wife will be permanent or temporary. “I want to keep all of my options open,” Dilbeck tells GlobeSt.com. “If consulting works out, that’s the direction I’ll go. But if something else appears, that’s the direction we’ll go.”

He says he would prefer to stay in the city, but notes there are several bureau openings available across the country at this time, although he hasn’t applied for any of them. “I’ve been contacted by several headhunters, and they want me to update my resume, so I’m doing that,” Dilbeck also tells to GlobeSt.com. But he says he won’t be actively looking for a new job until after the first of the year.

Since Dilbeck planned to join his wife’s company when he hoped to retire in about six years, “it was a natural for him to join me,” Lynette Dilbeck tells to GlobeSt.com. “The last two weeks (since the firing) have been such a whirlwind, with people calling and taking us out to breakfast and lunch.”

Lynette Dilbeck says that at any given time she tends to have five to seven clients. Her clients have included public and private institutions of higher learning, hotels, construction planning and some special events.

Dilbeck is on paid administrative leave until Dec. 5. After that, he receives a lump sum for a year’s salary. He was paid a base salary of about $195,000 last year.He has a year after his termination to decide whether he will sue. Right before he was fired, the bureau’s lawyer called his lawyer and asked what it would take for him to settle. Dilbeck asked for six years worth of salary, because he intended to retire in six years. That would have been worth about $1.5 million. Dilbeck says that it was simply a “spur of the moment, off the top of his head,” number. In any case, the bureau’s board rejected the request.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Dig Deeper

GlobeSt. NET LEASE Spring 2021Event

This conference brings together the industry's most influential & knowledgeable real estate executives from the net lease sector.

Get More Information


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.