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 713-853-8300

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

To submit your RFP click here


Sales Leadership Team

  • John Solis
    • John Solis
    • Senior Vice President of Sales & Client Services

    • Phone: 713-853-8926
    • Mobile: 713-213-9978
  • Nathan Tollett
  • Jason Purifoy
    • Jason Purifoy
    • Director, Citywide Sales

      Market: 1,000+ Peak

    • Phone: 713-853-8338
    • Mobile: 713-824-0778
  • Melinda Mintz
    • Melinda Mintz
    • Director, Hotel Sales

      Market: 10-999

    • Phone: 713-853-8314
    • Mobile: 832-655-3228

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: 713-853-8129
    • Mobile: 832-367-0803
  • Kris Vargas
    • Kris Vargas
    • National Account Executive 

      Market: 100-300 Peak, West

    • Phone: 713-853-8210
  • Cory Campbell
    • Cory Campbell
    • National Account Executive 

      Market: 100-300 Peak, East

    • Phone: 713-853-8935
    • Mobile: 713-325-3525
  • Juan Bradford
    • Juan Bradford
    • National Account Executive

      Market: 100-999 Peak, Weekends/Holidays

    • Phone: 713-853-8367
    • Mobile: 832-851-5321
  • Len Valka
    • Len Valka
    • National Account Executive

      Market: 301-999 Peak, Midwest/West

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

      Market: 301-999 Peak, East

    • 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: 301+ Peak, Association, Corporate, SMERF, and Sports located in Austin

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

Citywide Sales Team

Our citywide team manages both corporate and association accounts requiring no less than 1,500 rooms on peak. Please meet our associates:

  • Alyssa Abdulla
    • Alyssa Abdulla
    • National Account Executive 

      Market: 1,000+ Peak, AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MA, ME, MS, MC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX (Excluding Corporate & Austin), VT, WV

    • Phone: 713-853-8051
    • Mobile: 832-763-1729
  • Mercedes Williams
    • Mercedes Williams
    • Associate Director, Corporate Sales

      Market: 1,000+ Peak AR, Northern CA, MN, OR, WA

    • Phone: 713-853-8927
    • Mobile: 832-358-1168
  • Niki Nanavati
    • Niki Nanavati
    • National Account Executive

      Market: 1,000+ Peak, AZ, Southern, CA, CO, IA, ID, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY (Excluding Association, SMERF, Sports in TX and Austin)

    • Phone: 713-853-8154
  • Amra Elmore
    • Amra Elmore
    • National Account Executive

      Market: 1,000+ Peak, DC, VA, MD

    • Phone: 410-864-8227
    • Mobile: 713-737-5623
  • Lindsay Rhoden
    • Lindsay Rhoden
    • National Account Executive

      1,000+ Peak, IL, IN, MI, OH, WI

    • Phone: 713-853-8939
    • Mobile: 281-352-7735

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 - Group Sales

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

  • Daniel Palomo
    • Daniel Palomo
    • Director, International Sales and Leisure

    • Phone: 713-853-8326
    • Mobile: 713-516-4184

Sales Support Team

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