Meet the Team

The staff of the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is here to help you with all your group, meeting and convention planning needs. From site inspections to convention pre-planning, promotion and more, the Grapevine CVB offers a professional staff to help you plan a successful meeting, convention or event.

Convention Sales

Joe Thompson, CMP
Director of Sales
Connie Ash
National Sales Manager

West Coast and Southeast

Eleanor (Ellie) George
National Sales Manager

Mid-Atlantic; Canada and MERF: Military, Educational, Religious & Fraternal

Codi Missimo
National Sales Manager

Northeast and Texas

Tanja Nichols
National Sales Manager

Midwest Corporate, Association and all Sports/Social

Naomi Saenz
National Sales Manager

Small Groups and Meeting Space only

Laura Simmons
Sales Administrative Assistant


Leisure & International Sales

Heather Egan
Director of Leisure and International Sales


Destination Services

David Taylor
Director of Destination Services and Facility Experiences
Betty Torres
Destination Services Assistant