MCVB Staff

Administration

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

Convention & Tourism Sales

J. John Oros
Executive Vice President/COO, Convention Development
Kimberly Wells
Convention Development Sales Support Manager
Patricia Brock
Sales Coordinator
Kim Warren
National Sales Director
  • Phone: (901) 543-5312
  • E-mailkimwarren@memphistravel.com
  • Vertical Markets: Agriculture, Farm Products, Police, Fire, First Responders, Sports Meetings (Outside of Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland), Small Meetings (Under 200 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
  • E-mailandrewalker@memphistravel.com
  • All markets over 200 room nights
  • Vertical Markets: Sports Meetings and Conventions for Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland
Eva Goodson Eagen
National Sales Manager
  • Phone: (901) 543-5329
  • E-mailevaeagen@memphistravel.com
  • Vertical Markets: Banking, Financial, Insurance, Food Service, Food 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: patrickaversa@memphistravel.com
  • Vertical Markets: Health, Medical, Bioscience, Legal, Pharmaceutical, Engineering
  • Geographic Territory: U.S. Central, U.S. Northeast
Kermit Madison
National Sales Manager
Colleen Palmertree, CHSE, CTTP
National Sales Manager
  • Phone: (901) 543-5341
  • E-mailcolleenpalmertree@memphistravel.com
  • Incentive (All U.S. and International)
  • Group Tour (Regional to Memphis - 500-mile radius)
  • Geographic Territory: U.S. West
  • Find me on LinkedIn

 

Lisa M. Catron, CTIS, CTTP
National Sales Manager
  • Phone: (901) 543-5337
  • E-maillisacatron@memphistravel.com
  • Group Tour (All of U.S. - outside 500-mile radium 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: david@david-nicholson.com
  • Web: http://www.deep-south-usa.com/tennessee.html
  • 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
Director, Memphis Sports Council
  • Phone: (901) 543-5366
  • E-mailmalvingipson@memphistravel.com
  • 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
Tiffany Langston
Online Content and 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
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
Counselor
Jan Humphrey
Counselor
Deon Shelton
Counselor
Jeannette King
Counselor
Eric Wilburn
Counselor
Kelle Isabel
Counselor
Mary Ann Monteith
Counselor
Nicole McNeal
Counselor
Shannon McLemore
Counselor
Russell Johnson
Counselor
Susan Battle
Counselor
Richard Scudder
Counselor