Large Market Roundtable

Enhances Business Events Strategy by providing guidance on the top issues that are impacting the convention sales cycle and overall CVB sales production in the largest markets within the US and Canada.

2023 Large Market Roundtable Members

  • Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mark Vaughan, Executive VP, Sales & Marketing
  • Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Charlene Lopez, Vice President of Sales 
  • Choose Chicago, Dustin Arnheim, Vice President, Convention and Services
  • Choose Chicago, Dawn Young, VP In-House Hotel Sales 
  • Choose Chicago, Cahal Mowery, AVP
  • Destination DC, Melissa Riley, Vice President, Convention Sales and Services
  • Destination Toronto, Tara Gordon, Vice President, Business Events Sales & Service
  • Destination Toronto, Heather Neale, Managing Director of Sales
  • Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Incorporated, Stephanie Pappas, Director of International Meetings and Sports Development
  • Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Incorporated, Beth Stehley, Vice President of Convention Sales & Services
  • Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Alex Batista, Vice President, Convention Sales   
  • Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, Adrienne Siemers, Senior Vice President, Sales
  • San Francisco Travel Association, Kenley Moy, Vice President, National Sales
  • Visit Austin, Stephen Genovesi, Executive Vice President
  • Visit Austin, Alysia Roden, Vice President of Sales 
  • Visit Baltimore, Kireem Swinton
  • VISIT DENVER, Jason Lusk, Associate VP Convention  Sales
  • Visit Fort Worth, Amy Brown, VP of Sales
  • Visit Fort Worth, Melanie Hoover, Assistant VP of Sales & Services
  • Visit Indy, Daren Kingi,  Senior Vice President of Sales
  • Visit Indy, Joyce Russell, Managing Director of Sales 
  • Visit Phoenix, Lorne Edwards, Senior Vice President of Sales and Services
  • Visit San Antonio, Tyler Orwig, Director of Sales
  • Visit San Antonio, Mario Bass, VP of Sales & Experience
  • Visit Seattle, Kelly Sailing, Vice President, Convention Sales & Services
  • Visit Orlando, Mike Waterman, Senior Vice President of Convention Sales & Services
  • Visit Orlando, Stephanie Naegele
  • VisitDallas, D. Bradley Kent, Sr. VP/Chief Sales Officer
  • VisitDallas, Minnie Munoz, Director of Sales
  • Explore St Louis, David (Dave) Duncan, Chief Sales Officer
  • Explore St Louis, Stephanie Monroe Brown
  • New Orleans & Company, Donna Glover, Director of National Accounts
  • New Orleans & Company, Stephanie Turner, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT \ CONVENTION SALES & STRATEGIES
  • Visit Phoenix, Ronnie Collins, Director of Sales
  • Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Kathy McAdams, VP, Citywide Sales
  • Meet Minneapolis, Brent Foerster, Senior Vice President of Destination Sales
  • Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Maria Grasso, Senior Vice President,  Convention Division
  • Houston First Corporation, John Solis, Vice President, Convention Sales
  • Visit Anaheim, Lora Stanley, Vice President of Convention Sales  
  • Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Darren Green, Senior Vice President of Sales
  • San Diego Tourism Authority, Kavin Schieferdecker, Chief Sales Officer
  • Visit Orlando, Mike Waterman, Senior Vice President of Convention Sales & Services

Destinations International Staff Liaison

  • Emily Scheiderer, Director of Education, Sales & Services

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