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Sales Staff

Thanks for considering Houston for your next meeting or convention.

For your convenience our sales team can assist with booking everything from a 10 person board meeting to a 70,000 person event. The Greater Houston area consists of over 84,000 hotel rooms as well as multiple first class convention and assembly facilities.

For assistance with planning your next event in Houston feel free to contact us directly:

Meetings and Conventions 713-853-8309

Convention Facility, Space and Date Availability 713-853-8033

To submit your RFP click here


Sales Leadership Team

In-House Sales

Our in-house sales team assists customers that need 10 to 999 hotel rooms on peak.

  • Dakotah Appelhans
    • Dakotah Appelhans
    • National Account Executive 

      Market: 10-99 Peak

    • Phone: 731-853-8129
    • Mobile: 832-367-0803
  • Juan Bradford
    • Juan Bradford
    • National Account Executive

      Market: 100+ Peak Weekends/Holidays

    • Phone: 713-853-8367
    • Mobile: 832-851-5321
  • Alyssa Abdulla
    • Alyssa Abdulla
    • National Account Executive 

      Market: Midwest/West (100-300 Peak)

    • Phone: 713-853-8051
  • Cory Campbell
    • Cory Campbell
    • National Account Executive 

      Market: East (100-300 Peak)

    • Phone: 713-853-8935
    • Mobile: 713-325-3525
  • Len Valka
    • Len Valka
    • National Account Executive

      Market: Midwest/West (301-999 Peak)

    • Phone: 713-853-8295
    • Mobile: 713-725-6310
  • Joel Rugerio
    • Joel Rugerio
    • National Account Executive

      Market: East (301-999 Peak)

    • Phone: 713-853-8934
    • Mobile: 713-819-2151

Austin Market Sales & Services

Our Austin based sales and services team assists customers with the sales and client services phases of their events.

  • Karen Villagomez
    • Karen Villagomez
    • National Account Executive

      Market: Association, Corporate, SMERF, and Sports located in Austin, Texas (301+ Peak)

    • Phone: 512-263-2380
    • Mobile: 713-737-5689

Mid-Size Sales

Our mid-size sales team assists customers needing 1,000 to 1,499 hotel rooms on peak.

Citywide Sales Team

Our citywide sales team assists customers with at least 1,500 hotel rooms on peak.

  • Mercedes Williams
    • Mercedes Williams
    • National Account Executive

      Market: Corporate Accounts (1,500+ Peak) Entire US

    • Phone: 713-853-8927
  • Amra Elmore
    • Amra Elmore
    • National Account Executive

      Market: Association, SMERF, Sports (1,500+ Peak) in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland Region

    • Phone: 410-864-8227
  • Ron Sipes
    • Ron Sipes
    • National Account Executive

      Market: Association (1,500+ Peak) All Other Regions

    • Phone: 301-315-5850

George R. Brown Convention Center - Consumer Sales

Our George R. Brown Convention Center – Consumer Sales team helps customers find space at our convention center for consumer trade shows, conferences or events.

International - Global Sales

Our International – Global Sales team assists customers with meetings, conventions, and events that are on an international rotation or with the majority of attendees traveling from abroad.

Sales Support Team