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Sales Staff

Thanks for considering Houston for your next meeting, convention, or event.

Our team of destination sales professionals stand ready to assist with everything from a 10 person board meeting to a 70,000 person event. The Greater Houston area consists of over 84,000 hotel rooms, numerous convention, meeting and event facilities, and over 10,000 restaurants and bars providing a memorable attendee experience.

For assistance with planning your next event in Houston, feel free to contact us directly at 713-853-8309.

Or, 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
  • 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
  • Juan Bradford
    • Juan Bradford
    • National Account Executive

      Market: 100+ Peak Weekends/Holidays

    • Phone: 713-853-8367
    • Mobile: 832-851-5321

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
      Corporate West

      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

    • Mobile: 713-853-8035‬
  • 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