Convention Sales & Services Committee

The Convention Sales & Services Committee actively reviews and develops strategies and best practices to deliver the value proposition on why its critical to work with CVBs when planning meetings and events. 

2021 Committee Members

  • Richard Allchild, IMEX
  • Ashleigh Bachert, Tulsa Regional Tourism
  • Mario Bass, Visit San Antonio
  • Michael Bell, Visit Topeka
  • Rachel Benedick, Visit Denver
  • Doug Bennett, Louisville Tourism
  • Lisa Bethea, Visit Frisco
  • Jerry Bousard, Visit Mobile
  • Julie Brakenbury, GRCVB/ Visit Raleigh
  • Amy Brown, Visit Austin
  • David Buckenberger, Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Kim Bumpas, Visit Knoxville
  • Tom Cannon, University of Texas at San Antonio / College of Business / Marketing Department
  • Kelly Cavers, Discover The Palm Beaches
  • Jeremiah Cook, Experience Rochester, MN
  • John Cychol, Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Bethanie DeRose, JLL
  • Carleigh Dworetzky, Knowland / TAP Report
  • Lorne Edwards, Visit Phoenix
  • Nannette Eiland, Visit fort worth
  • Jeffrey Eslinger, Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau
  • Mike Even, Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Erik Evjen, Tourism Economics
  • Trina Flack, Catch Des Moines
  • Cara Frank, Simpleview
  • Courtney Freeman, Visit Oxnard
  • Taylor Fry, Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Stephen Genovesi, Visit Austin
  • Loren Gold, Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jeanne Goldschmidt, Visit Pasadena
  • Tara Gordon, Destination Toronto
  • Angela Hammond, Experience Columbus
  • Willma Harvey, River Parishes Tourist Commission
  • Jacquelyn Helton, CMP, CTA Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Michelle Hergenrother, Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau
  • Nathan Hermiston, Visit KC
  • Brenda Hill, VisitPITTSBURGH
  • Jon Hixon, Visit Indy
  • Rose Horcher, Choose Chicago (Co-Chair)
  • Jennifer Horsnell, Tourism Kelowna
  • Jie(Vera) Huang, Stargazer Company Limited
  • Lauren Hyps, VISITMilwaukee
  • Erin Jackson, Explore St. Louis
  • Cathy Keller, Visit Omaha
  • Brad Kent, Visit Dallas
  • Daren Kingi,  Visit Indy
  • Joan Kranovich, Visit Quad Cities
  • Marci Krueger, VisitLEX
  • Sissy Lawty, Travel Portland
  • John Leinen, Destination Madison (Co-Chair)
  • Jason Lusk, CMP, Visit Denver
  • Mary Manier, Experience Grand Rapids
  • Angela Matherne, Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Dana Maugans, Springfield (MO) CVB
  • Kristin McGrath, Visit Albuquerque
  • Meagan McGuire, Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority
  • Mikki Milosevic, Visit Casper
  • Michelle Moore, Experience Kissimmee
  • Kenley Moy, San Francisco Travel Association
  • Julie Mullins, Choose Chicago
  • Brian Murphy, Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Brenda Newbern, Cape Girardeau Convention & Visitors Bureau - VisitCape
  • Bree Nidds, Discover Lehigh Valley
  • Elke Opsahl, Visit Salt Lake
  • Tyler Orwig, Visit San Antonio
  • Jason Outman, Explore Branson
  • Rhanee Palma, Visit Oakland
  • Amanda Pfeil-Fox, CMP, Visit Rochester
  • Jill Philbrook, CMP, CTA, Greater Palm Springs CVB
  • Carla Quercioli, meetNKY
  • Thomas Riel, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Melissa Riley,  Destination DC
  • Chris Robinson, Visit Salt Lake / South Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Randi Rogers, Miles Partnership
  • Sarah Rowan, Visit Knoxville
  • Annette Rummel, Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Dasha Runyan, Richmond Region Tourism
  • Joyce Russell, Visit Indy
  • Kavin Schieferdecker, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Adrienne Siemers, Nashville CVC
  • Margie Sitton, San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Susan Smith, Visit Bastrop
  • Marie Stagg, Louisiana Office of Tourism
  • Mya Surrency, Digital Edge
  • Junior Tauvaa, Visit Anaheim
  • Gordon Taylor III, Destination Cleveland
  • Jennifer Vacek, VisitPITTSBURGH
  • Juliet Velazquez, Greater Miami CVB
  • Dianna Waldroup,  Destination DC
  • Aurelia Welsh, Visit Baltimore
  • Luke Wiggins, Visit Rogers
  • Katy Willis, Visit Seattle
  • Jo Beth Wolfe, Experience Bryan College Station
  • Amy Zientek, Visit Lubbock
  • Adam Ziervogel, Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Destinations International Staff Liaison

  • Melissa Cherry