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Meet the Team

Visit Seattle’s welcoming, experienced Convention Sales and Services team is here to help you plan your meeting, convention, or event. We can assist with anything, whether it’s finding the perfect venue for your meeting, boosting attendance with custom invitational videos and social media efforts, or enhancing the attendee experience with personalized services and tools.

Whatever you need, we are ready to help. Scroll down to find the appropriate contact for your region and let us help you plan a successful Seattle event.

Start Planning

It couldn’t be more simple. Just upload your RFP here and we’ll get to work connecting you with hotels, convention centers, large venues, meeting spaces and more.

Meeting Toolkit

Seeking a little self-service? We make it easy to promote your meeting in Seattle with downloadable maps, photos, logos, and more!

Convention Leadership Team

  • Kelly Saling Headshot

    Kelly Saling

    Senior Vice President / Chief Sales Officer

    Since 2009

    Affiliations ASAE, Association Forum, IAEE, MPI, PCMA

    Phone 206.461.5802

    Email
  • Peter Andersen

    Senior Director, Convention Strategy

    Since 2022

    Phone 206.461.5819

    Email
  • Chris Connelly

    Senior Director of Sales

    Since 2023

    Phone 206.461.5814

    Email
  • Troy Anderson

    Director of Sales

    Since 2013

    Affiliations CEMA, CSPI, Destination Reps, IAEE, MPI, PCMA

    Phone 206.461.5823

    Email
  • Kris La Fata

    Director, Destination Services and Events

    Since 2022

    Affiliations ESPA

    Phone 206.461.5877

    Email
  • Eun Kleinheksel

    Senior Manager, Sales Operations

    Since 2023

    Phone 206.461.5857

    Email

Convention Sales Team

  • Alison LaFollette, CMP

    Director, Mid-Atlantic Region

    Since 2001

    Affiliations CVBReps, IAEE, PCMA

    Market Segment Mid-Atlantic 801+ Peak & SCC

    Phone 410.535.7500

    Email
  • Anita Cerana, CMP

    National Account Director

    Since 2016

    Affiliations CEMA

    Market Segment Washington State 801+ Peak & SCC and All Washington Key Accounts

    Phone 571.334.6091

    Email
  • Anne Cleveland

    National Account Director

    Since 2009

    Affiliations IAEE, NYSAE, PCMA

    Market Segment Northeast and International 801+ Peak & SCC

    Phone 206.461.5832

    Email
  • Brock Bradley

    National Account Director

    Since 2022

    Affiliations CASE, PCMA

    Market Segment Southeast 801+ Peak & SCC and All Sports

    Phone 206.461.5846

    Email
  • Cari Whiteley

    National Account Director

    Since 2016

    Affiliations MPI, WSAE

    Market Segment Washington State, Cascadia, and West Coast 51-800 Peak

    Phone 206.461.5843

    Email
  • Jacqueline Bennifield

    National Account Manager

    Since 2023

    Market Segment Midwest and Great Lakes 51-800 Peak

    Phone 206.461.5883

    Email
  • John Puglisi

    John Puglisi

    National Account Director

    Since 2024

    Market Segment Mid-Atlantic 801+ Peak & SCC

    Phone 206.461.5829

    Email
  • Jordan Hathaway

    National Account Manager

    Since 2023

    Market Segment Northeast, Southeast, and International 51-800 Peak

    Phone 206.461.5886

    Email
  • Kelly Amig

    National Account Director

    Since 2022

    Affiliations Association Forum, IAEE, PCMA

    Market Segment Great Lakes 801+ Peak & SCC

    Phone 206.461.5827

    Email
  • Mike Claravall

    National Account Director

    Since 2022

    Affiliations IAEE, PCMA

    Market Segment Midwest and Cascadia 801+ Peak & SCC

    Phone 206.461.5826

    Email
  • Sue Yoo

    National Account Director

    Since 2015

    Affiliations IAEE, MPI, PCMA

    Market Segment West Coast 801+ Peak & SCC

    Phone 206.461.5828

    Email
  • Susan Hutton

    National Account Director

    Since 1999

    Affiliations PCMA

    Market Segment Mid-Atlantic 51-800 Peak

    Phone 206.461.5810

    Email

Convention Services

  • Kiana Shaw

    Senior Manager, Destination and Convention Services

    Since 2022

    Phone 206.461.5853

    Email
  • Haley Follett

    Destination and Convention Services Manager

    Since 2023

    Email
  • Leslie Young

    Destination and Convention Services Manager

    Since 2022

    Phone 206.461.5850

    Email
  • Sonya Howard

    Destination and Convention Services Manager

    Since 2018

    Affiliations PCMA, WFEA

    Phone 206.461.5848

    Email

Conventions Team Support

  • Matt Greenham

    Destination Manager

    Since 2023

    Phone 206.461.5887

    Email
  • Jillian Celich

    Events Manager

    Since 2022

    Phone 206.461.5869

    Email
  • Amber Colvin

    Conventions Coordinator

    Since 2022

    Phone 206.461.5856

    Email
  • Christian Quinto

    Conventions Coordinator

    Since 2022

    Phone 206.461.5806

    Email
  • Fiona Siao

    Senior Conventions Coordinator

    Since 2022

    Phone 206.461.5820

    Email
  • Gaby Bautista Ramos

    Gaby Bautista

    Conventions Coordinator

    Since 2023

    Email
  • Ligaya Peterson

    Senior Coordinator, Sales and Marketing Operations

    Since 2022

    Phone 206.461.5845

    Email
  • Marielle Jardiel

    Senior Conventions Coordinator

    Since 2022

    Phone 206.461.5861

    Email
  • Paula Cintron

    Conventions Coordinator

    Since 2022

    Phone 206.461.5824

    Email

Visit Seattle Physical Address:

Visit Seattle
One Convention Place
701 Pike Street; Suite 800
Seattle, Washington 98101

Main phone: 206.461.5800

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