Staff Directory

Paul W. McCallum
Executive Director
Lindy Bell
Administrative Services Manager

Finance & Administration

Shellie Johnson
Director of Finance
Joey Schlapkohl
Online Ticket Manager
JoLynn Green
Accountant II
Christy Caunitz
Accountant III
Brenda Campos
HPP Assistant

Managing Director of Sales & Marketing

Brady Closson
Managing Director of Sales & Marketing

Managing Director of Operations

Paula Newman
Managing Director of Operations

Meeting & Convention Sales

Brady Closson
Managing Director of Sales & Marketing
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)

Breanna Burkhart
National Sales Manager

Northeast/Mid-Atlantic/Midwest 36+ On Peak (excluding SMERF) AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OK, OH, PA, RI, SD, VA, VT, WV and WI

Leisure Sales & Promotion

Tamer Attia
International Travel Sales Manager
Lori Sarmiento
Tourism Coordinator & Convention Sales Assistant

Sponsorship Sales

Amy Stirman
Sponsorship Sales Manager

Marketing & Communications

Kimber Foster
Director of Marketing
Leigh Lyons
Director of Communications
Jordan Meserole
Digital Marketing Manager
Janice Dickerson
Research Manager
Megan Body
Communications Coordinator
Tricia Fisher
Marketing Assistant

Destination Services & Grapevine Visitors Shuttle

Marcy Roitman-Boothe
Director of Destination Services
Lisa Dalton
Visitor & Cultural Services Manager
Karen Davis
Chris Rose
Grapevine Visitors Shuttle Lead Driver
Betty Torres
Destination Service Assistant
Laurie Hasty
Destination Services Assistant

Heritage Preservation Programs

David Klempin
Historic Preservation Officer/Township Restoration Coordinator
Mary Bush
Historic Preservation Secretary
Cody Jolliff
Nash Farm Manager

Festivals and Events

Gayle Hall
Director of Festivals & Events
Barry Feldner
Festival & Events Manager
Luke Wolfard
Festival & Events Manager
Laura Simmons
Festivals Assistant

Grapevine Convention Center, Grapevine Concourse Event Center and Palace Arts Center

Cheri Christensen
Director of Facilities
Rusty Hernandez
Manager of Facilities & Events
Frank Dale
Event Coordinator
Brittany Bradshaw
Event Coordinator
Megan Matthews
Event Coordinator
Nadine Rodriguez
Event Coordinator
Amber Franks
Event Assistant
John Smith
Convention Center Supervisor
Barbara Lasseter

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Brent Villard
Train Manager
Iona Robbins
Train Supervisor
Brian Gentry
Train Sales Manager

Grapevine's Hidden Treasures