Meet Nathan Tollett
Nathan Tollett serves as Vice President, Citywide Convention Sales at Visit Houston where he is responsible for creating long term strategies to maintain Houston’s position as a premier meeting and convention destination. Most recognized for his creative client experiences, Nathan believes in providing targeted and customized solutions for all potential opportunities.
Tollett began his hospitality career as an event manager at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center in 2002. He was the primary point of contact for the facility, assisting many major conventions in hosting and executing successful events. Following that, Tollett accepted a job as a national account executive with Visit Houston, where he booked a variety of significant meetings and conventions in the corporate and association market.
Completing his first tenure at Visit Houston, Tollett then spent nearly two years as a national sales manager for the Las Vegas property, The Golden Nugget. That experience helped him round out the “hospitality trifecta”—giving Tollett the background from the facilities, destination and hotel perspective to better understand all of the aspects of the convention sales process.
Tollett rejoined Visit Houston as Director of Sales in 2009 and for the last eleven years has overseen the daily operations of the citywide sales team.
Meeting News honored Tollett as "Ones to Watch: 30 under 30” and he was also recognized in Connect Magazine as “Future Leaders of the Meeting Industry, 40 under 40” in 2011, and received the 2015 Maritz Global Events Supplier of the Year award.
Tollett holds a bachelor's degree in speech communications from Texas A&M University.