Tyler Kirby enters his 13th season with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021, having been promoted to Vice President of Ticketing on May 4, 2017.
In his current position, Kirby manages all aspects of the team's ticket sales and operations, consumer marketing and fan development. Kirby's team focuses on growing fans through strategic youth marketing efforts, a fully digital and data-driven transactional marketing approach and a modernized ticketing operation.
During the 2020 season, Kirby and his staff developed a reduced capacity seating manifest and deployed 100% mobile ticketing, digital communication and servicing, positioning the team to be one of only six clubs to host fans for all home games. The Chiefs welcomed nearly 106,000 fans for regular season games in 2020, accounting for almost nine percent of the NFL's total regular season attendance of 1.2 million fans.
Additionally, his team has continued to develop innovative ways to market to consumers and develop fans locally, nationally and internationally. Through youth programs like Chiefs Flag, Kingdom Kids and The Arrowhead Experience, among others, the Chiefs directly impact more than 100,000 youth annually.
Prior to being elevated to his current position, Kirby served as the Director of Ticket Sales and Operations for four years (2013-16) and spent two seasons as Ticket Sales Manager (2011-12) after originally being hired by the club as a Ticket Sales Representative in April of 2009.
Prior to joining the Chiefs, he spent time with the Illinois State University Athletic Department and as the Marketing Coordinator at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Ill.
Kirby received his bachelor's degree in marketing and business administration from Illinois State University in 2007 and received his MBA in marketing from the Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 2011.
He is actively involved in the community as a member of the KC Chamber's Centurions Leadership Program Class of 2017.
Education: Illinois State University (B.A. 2007); University of Missouri - Kansas City (MBA 2011). **Family:** Wife - Ashley; Children – Colin, Emma and Addison.