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

Brady Closson
Deputy Executive Director
Joe Thompson
Director of Sales
Connie Ash
National Sales Manager

West Coast/ Southeast 36+ on Peak (excluding SMERF) Citywide (three or more Hotels, excluding Religious) AL, AZ, AK, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, ID, MS, MT, NM, NC, NV, OR, SC, TN, UT, WA, and WY

Eleanor George
National Sales Manager

SMERF- Social, Military, Educational, Religious & Fraternal - U.S. and International / Mid-Atlantic (Except Social/Sports)

Codi Missimo
National Sales Manager

Northeast / Texas 51+ on Peak / Texas Corporate and Association

Naomi Saenz
National Sales Manager

Texas up to 50 on Peak / Meeting space only / 10 to 35 on Peak (excluding Religious)

Tanja Nichols
National Sales Manager
Laura Simmons
Sales Administrative Assistant


Leisure & International Sales

Heather Egan
Director of Leisure and International Sales


Destination Services

Danielle Anderson
Destination Services Manager
Betty Torres
Destination Services Assistant