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
Managing Director of Sales & Marketing
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

Codi Missimo
National Sales Manager

Texas Corporate and Association

Naomi Saenz
National Sales Manager

Meeting space only / 10 to 35 on peak night (excluding Religious)

Tamer Attia
International Travel Sales Manager


Destination Services

Paola Bowman, CMP, CMM
Director of Destination Services
Betty Torres
Destination Service Assistant
Laurie Hasty
Destination Services Assistant