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. 

2022 Committee Members

  • Richard Allchild, IMEX Group
  • Taylor Ander, Tempest
  • Dustin Arhiem, Visit Baltimore (Co-Chair)
  • Mariya Baker, Explore Branson
  • Mario Bass, Visit San Antonio
  • Michael Bell, Visit Topeka
  • Doug Bennett, Louisville Tourism
  • Pamela Benson, Richmond Region Tourism
  • Amy Brown, Visit Austin
  • Jeremiah Cook, Experience Rochester MN
  • Zac Craig, Visit OKC
  • Cindy Decker, Houston First Corporation
  • Bethanie DeRose, JLL
  • Carleigh Dworetzky, Knowland
  • Lorne Edwards, Visit Phoenix
  • Erik Evjen, Tourism Economics
  • Aleida (Aly) Fernandez, Discover the Palm Beaches
  • Trina Flack, Catch Des Moines
  • Amanda Fox, CMP, Visit Rochester
  • Taylor Fry, Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Steve Genovesi, Visit Austin
  • Debby Goedeke, Discover Albany
  • Stacie Granum, Visit Rapid City
  • Samantha Gutting, Branson CVB
  • Brandon Hall, The Palm Beaches
  • Rose Horcher, Choose Chicago (Co-Chair)
  • Lauren Hyps, VISIT Milwaukee
  • Miranda Ji, Destination Greater Victoria
  • Cathy Keller, Visit Omaha
  • Jill Kidder
  • Joan Kranovich, Visit Quad Cities
  • Marci Krueger, VisitLEX
  • Bryan Lavin, Johnson & Wales University
  • Ophélie Le Livec, VisitNorfolk
  • Kylie Leslie, Visit Phoenix
  • Jason Lusk, VISIT DENVER
  • Mary Manier, Experience Grand Rapids
  • Kiki Mannear, Louisiana's River Parishes
  • Gus Martinez, Meet Chicago Northwest
  • Matthew Martinucci, Team San Jose
  • Dana Maugans, Springfield, MO CVB
  • Matthew McDaniel, New Orleans & Company
  • Kristin McGrath, Visit Albuquerque
  • Meagan McGuire, Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority
  • Anthony Molino, Choose Chicago
  • Michelle Moore, Experience Kissimmee
  • Kenley Moy, San Francisco Travel Association
  • Brenda Newbern, Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitor Bureau
  • Bree Nidds, Discover Lehigh Valley
  • Elke Opsahl, Visit Salt Lake
  • Tyler Orwig, Visit San Antonio
  • Erin Randall, Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Melissa Riley, Destination DC
  • Mike Robertson, Fired-Up! Culture
  • Sarah Rowan, Visit Knoxville
  • Joyce Russell, Visit Indy
  • Kavin Schieferdecker, San Diego Visitors Authority
  • Christine "Shimo" Shimasaki, 2Synergize, a Simpleview consulting company
  • Adrienne Siemers, Nashville CVC
  • Taylor Stanley, Visit Lake Charles
  • Mya Surrency, Digital Edge
  • Junior Tauvaa, Visit Anaheim
  • Jennifer Vacek, VisitPITTSBURGH
  • Jane Vukovich, Visit Phoenix
  • Dianna Waldroup, Destination DC
  • Aurelia Welsh, Visit Baltimore
  • Amy Zientek, Visit Lubbock

Destinations International Staff Liaison

  • Emily Scheiderer, Director of Education, Sales and Services