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 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

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