MCVB Staff


Kevin Kane
Patricia Brock
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Linda Sawyer
V.P. Admin/Chief Financial Officer
John Denman
Administrative Coordinator
Michael Moore

Convention & Tourism Sales

J. John Oros
Executive Vice President/COO
Allison Tribo
Sales & Services Coordinator
Kimberly Wells
Sales Support Manager
Kim Warren
National Sales Director
  • Phone: (901) 543-5312
  • Vertical Markets: Agriculture, Farm Products, Police, Fire, First Responders, Sports Meetings (Outside of Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland), Small Meetings (Under 150 RN)
Andre Walker
National Sales Manager - DC Metro (Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia)
  • Phone: (410) 521-1881
  • Cell: (443) 465-2707
  • Fax: (410) 521-1821
  • All markets over 150 room nights except religious and minority 
  • Vertical Markets: Sports Meetings and Conventions for Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland
Eva Goodson Eagen
National Sales Manager
  • Phone: (901) 543-5329
  • Vertical Markets: Banking, Financial, Insurance, Food Service, All Retail, Fraternities & Sororities, Multi-level Marketing / Direct Sales Organizations
  • Geographic Territory: U.S. Southeast
Patrick Aversa
National Sales Manager
  • Phone: 901-543-5318
  • E-mail:
  • Vertical Markets: Health, Medical, Bioscience, Legal, Pharmaceutical, Scientific/Engineering, Technology
  • Geographic Territory: U.S. Central, U.S. Northeast
Kermit Madison
National Sales Manager
Colleen Palmertree, CHSE, CTTP
National Sales Manager
  • Phone: (901) 543-5341
  • Incentive (All U.S. and International)
  • International Meetings
  • Group Tour (Regional to Memphis - 500-mile radius)
  • Geographic Territory: U.S. West
  • Find me on LinkedIn


Lisa M. Catron, CTIS, CSTP, CTTP
National Sales Manager
  • Phone: (901) 543-5337
  • Group Tour (All of U.S. - outside 500-mile radius to Memphis)
  • Student Groups
  • Family Reunions (Any size)
  • F.I.T.
  • Lisa Catron - Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau LinkedIn
David Nicholson
Managing Director, Memphis European Sales Office
  • Lofthouse Enterprises | Woodlands | Park Street | Hitchin | Hertz | SG4 9AH
  • Phone: +44 1462 440784
  • Fax: +44 1462 440766
  • E-mail:
  • Web:
  • Responsible for managing all sales, marketing and public relations efforts for Memphis in Europe, as well as managing activities of Memphis' European sales staff. Primary markets include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and the U.K., but also other emerging markets as well.
Marjorie Dewey
Japan Representative
Wolfgang Streitborger
German Representative, Department of Tourist Development

Convention Center Sales

Nicole Seltzer
Director, Convention Center Sales

Sports Market

Malvin Gipson
Vice President of Sports, Memphis Sports Council
  • Phone: (901) 543-5366
  • Vertical Markets: Sports - Tournaments and Events
  • Certifications: Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE)

Convention Services

Cassandra Taylor
Convention Services Director
Pat Jones
Convention Services Manager

Marketing & Public Relations

Regena Bearden
Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations
Bob Hazlett
Director, Online Marketing
Ramona Rogers
Production & Content Specialist
Jonathan Lyons
Director of Public Relations
Caroline Stanfield
Public Relations Specialist
Holly Whitfield
New Media Content Strategist
Shaun Michael
Information Technology Manager

Membership Development

Mary Schmitz
Vice President Business Development

Responsibilities include membership development including applications and member benefits.

Jessie O'Connor Griffith
Membership Coordinator

Visitor Information Services

Three locations:

  • Shelby County Visitor Center: Arlington Road at I-40
  • Memphis Visitor Center: 3205 Elvis Presley Boulevard
  • Tennessee State Welcome Center: 119 N. Riverside Drive
Patsy Morgan
Director of Visitors Services
Tracey Kellett
Jan Humphrey
Deon Shelton
Jeannette King
Eric Wilburn
Kelle Isabel
Mary Ann Monteith
Nicole McNeal
Shannon McLemore
Russell Johnson
Susan Battle
Richard Scudder