Memphis Tourism Staff


Kevin Kane, President/CEO

Katie Ligon, Executive Assistant to the CEO

Katie Ligon

Linda Sawyer, Chief Administrative Officer / Chief Financial Officer

Linda Sawyer staff photo

Talisha Sims, Account Specialist

Sheila Leggett, Receptionist

Andy Odle, Revenue Auditor


John Denman, Administrative Coordinator


Sales, Sports & Convention Services

Malvin Gipson, Executive Vice President, Convention Sales, Sports & Services

Patrick Aversa, Director of National Accounts: Midwest Region

Kermit Madison, Senior Director of Sales: West Region


Brandon Benson, Director of National Accounts: Northeast Region

JJ Greer, Director - Sports and Events

Kimberly Wells, Director of Convention Services/CRM Administrator

Sarah Johnson , Convention Sales & Services Specialist

Sarah Johnson
901- 543-5362

Renasant Convention Center Sales

Nicole Seltzer, Director, Convention Center Sales

Tourism Sales Memphis Office

Lisa Catron, Senior Director of Global Travel Trade, CTIS, CSTP, CTTP

Tourism Sales International Offices

David Nicholson, Managing Director, Memphis European Sales Office

David Nicholson
+44 1462 440784

Dr. Wolfgang Streitborger, Director of Communications Germany

Portrait of Wolfgang Streitbörger

Marjorie Dewey, Japan Representative

Julia Ueding, Director of Travel Trade Sales Germany

Chris Ingram, Director - Australia & New Zealand

Chris Ingram Headshot
+64 (0) 21 281 1385

Nelly Venturini, President, Unique Consulting France

Marketing & Research

Regena Bearden, Chief Marketing Officer

Alexandra Shansky, Director of Digital Marketing

Jalyn Souchek, Director of Content

Ashley McHugh, Sr. Director of Research

Dakota Averett, Research Analyst

Tyra Johnson , Content Creator

Grace White , Marketing Coordinator

Julian Harper , Digital Media Specialist

Public Relations

Kevin Kern, Vice President Public Relations

Lauren Berry, Director of PR

Kirby Boyd, PR Manager

Camille Connor, PR Manager

Welcome to Memphis - A Memphis Tourism subsidiary

Marcus Cox, Executive Director

Jillian Melton, Training Manager

Jillian Melton smiles for headshot in downtown memphis