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, CMP
Director of Sales
Connie Ash
National Sales Manager

West Coast/ Southeast 36+ on Peak (excluding SMERF)

Eleanor (Ellie) George
National Sales Manager

MERF- 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

Mid-West, Social and Sports

Laura Simmons
Sales Administrative Assistant


Leisure & International Sales

Heather Egan
Director of Leisure and International Sales


Destination Services

Danielle Anderson, CMP
Destination Services Manager
Betty Torres
Destination Services Assistant