Kevin Gilbride is the Executive Director of the Accredited Snow Contractors Association, a trade association dedicated to the advancement of the professional snow and ice management industry and to promoting its role in performing high-risk services to society.
Gilbride began his career with GIE Media in 1996, joining the sales force of Lawn & Landscape Magazine, that industry's leading business management publication. He rose through the sales ranks to National Accounts Sales, National Sales Manager, and eventually Group Publisher.
In 2010, as Publisher of Snow Magazine, Gilbride and his team launched Snow Magazine's Leadership and Top 100 Conference, a first-of-its-kind, high-end, executive-level education conference. It was at the first conference where industry leaders spoke passionately about the negative impact insurance issues -- namely skyrocketing premiums -- were having on the industry. In August 2011, GIE Media announce the creation of the Accredited Snow Contractors Association, with Gilbride being named Executive Director, the position he holds today.
A Cleveland-area native, graduate of St. Ignatius High School and John Carroll University, Gilbride spends his free time with his wife, Annemarie, and their three children, as well as working on his 18 handicap.