Meet the Team

Paul W. McCallum
Executive Director
Donna Farmer
Administrative Services Manager
Brady Closson
Deputy Executive Director

Finance & Administration

Christy Caunitz
CVB Controller
JoLynn Green
Accountant III
Kelly Galizio
Accountant II

Meeting & Convention Sales

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

Sponsorship Sales

Abby Morales
Sponsorship Sales Manager


Daniel Horsch
Director of Marketing and Brand Management
Scott Baker
Creative Marketing Manager
Karen Burhans
Market Research Manager


Emily Henvey
Communications Coordinator

Destination Services & Grapevine Visitors Shuttle

Lisa Dalton
Visitor & Cultural Services Manager
Chris Rose
Grapevine Visitors Shuttle Supervisor
Betty Torres
Destination Services Assistant

Heritage and Historic Preservation Programs

David Klempin
Historic Preservation Officer/Township Restoration Coordinator
Cody Jolliff
Manager of Heritage Museums and Education Programs
Kimberly Prack
Nash Farm Coordinator
Kayce Vanderpool
Historic Preservation Registration Assistant

Festivals and Events

Barry Feldner
Festival & Events Manager
Diana O'Bryan
Festivals & Events Assistant

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

Rusty Hernandez
Director of Facilities & Events
John Smith
Convention Center Supervisor
Elec Winner
Manager of Palace Arts Center and Markets

Palace Arts Center and The Grapevine Farmers Market

Megan Matthews, CTE
Event Coordinator
Nadine Rodriguez
Event Coordinator
Madelyn Winter
Event Coordinator

Convention Center

Corey Favors
Food & Beverage Coordinator
Barbara Lasseter
Convention Facilities Assistant

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Brian Gentry
Train Sales Manager
Charlie Cross
Manager of Train Operations
Kurtis Landry
Manager of Transportation
Ken Adams
Train Supervisor
Matthew Keefover
Roundhouse Mechanic Supervisor