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Staff Directory

We look forward to hearing from you.

Feel free to contact our staff for help with your meeting or travel plans. 
To contact the staff at the Salt Palace Convention Center, check out their staff directory.
If you would like to contact our Visitors Center, please call 801-534-4902.

For general inquiries, please contact us at:

Department Directory

Select from the following departments to view a 
list of all Visit Salt Lake staff members.

Executive
Administration
Sales

Services
Marketing
Communications

Partner Development 
Community Development
Visitor Services

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Salt Lake City, UT 84101
801-534-4900
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Executive

  • Kaitlin Eskelson Photo

    Kaitlin Eskelson

    CEO & President
  • Kelly Ware

    Kelly Ware

    Executive Assistant

Administration

  • Cliff Doner Headshot

    Clifford Doner

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
    • Phone: 801-534-4999
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-534-4980
  • Steve Gertsch

    Steve Gertsch

    Director of Operations & Finance
    • Phone: 801-534-4915
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-534-4980
  • Tammie Wallace

    Tammie Wallace

    Controller
    • Phone: 801-534-4986
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-534-4980
  • Toby Garcia

    Toby Garcia

    Director of Information Technology
    • Phone: 801-505-4130
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-534-4980
  • Tamara England

    Tamara England

    Gift Shop Manager
    • Phone: 801-534-4922
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-534-4927
  • Todd Griffiths

    Todd Griffiths

    Accounting Clerk

Sales

  • Mark White Headshot October 2018

    Mark H. White, MBA, CDME

    Senior Vice President of Sales & Services
    • Phone: 801-534-4933
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323
  • Tyson Lybbert

    Tyson Lybbert

    Managing Director of Sales
  • Eddie Canaday, CHSP, CHME

    Eddie Canaday, CHSP, CHME

    Director of Convention Sales, Washington D.C. Office, Diversity Market Development Director
    • Phone: 202-297-7904
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 202-234-1854
  • Jeff Gassaway

    Jeff Gassaway

    Director of Convention Sales, Chicago, IL Office
  • Karen Staples, CMP, CASE

    Karen Staples, CMP, CASE

    Director of Convention Sales, Norwich, CT Office
  • Michael Mack

    Michael Mack

    Strategic Account Director
  • Todd J. Ness

    Todd J. Ness

    Director of Convention Sales, B2B Trade Shows, & Corporate, 1501+ Attendees
  • Chris Peterson

    Chris Peterson

    Director of Convention Sales, Scientific, Technical, Engineering, Religious, 1501+ Attendees
    • Phone: 801-534-4997
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323
  • Sally Tilson O'Neill

    Sally Tilson O'Neill

    Director of Convention Sales, Health, Medical, Public Admin., Legal, & Gov't, 1501+ Attendees
    • Phone: 801-534-4931
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323
  • Elke Opsahl

    Elke Opsahl

    Director of Convention Sales, Education, Cultural, Fraternal, and Social Welfare, 1,501+ attendees
  • Troy Rushton

    Troy Rushton

    National Sales Manager, Central Region Single Hotel/Resort Meetings, 201-1500 Attendees
    • Phone: 801-534-4949
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323
  • Diane Utley

    Diane Utley

    National Sales Director, Western Region Single Hotel/Resort Meetings, 201-1500 Attendees
    • Phone: 801-534-4937
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323
  • Devan Hamilton

    Devan Hamilton

    National Sales Manager, Eastern Region, Single Hotel/Resort Meetings, 201-1,500 Attendees
    • Phone: 801-534-4936
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323
  • Clay Partain

    Clay Partain, CSEE

    Director of Sports Market Sales, 500+ Attendees
    • Phone: 801-534-4923
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323
  • Molly Nielsen

    Molly Nielsen

    Executive Meetings Manager All UT/Midwest/East Single Hotel/Resort Meetings <200 Attendees
    • Phone: 801-534-4921
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323
  • Chris Robinson

    Chris Robinson

    Executive Meeting Manager, Western Region, Meetings <200 Attendees, Sports Groups <500 Attendees
    • Phone: 801-534-4947
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323
  • Allison Chappell

    Allison Chappell

    Database Research Administrator
    • Phone: 801-534-4935
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323
  • Kylie Wilson

    Kylie W. Omer

    Sales Administrative Assistant

Services

  • Mark White Headshot October 2018

    Mark H. White, MBA, CDME

    Senior Vice President of Sales & Services
    • Phone: 801-534-4933
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323
  • Julie Rhoads Headshot 2019

    Julie Rhoads

    Managing Director of Services & Events
    • Phone: 801-534-4943
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323
  • Caryn Bradshaw

    Caryn Bradshaw

    Convention Services Manager
    • Phone: 801-534-4946
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323
  • Erin Reardon headshot

    Erin Reardon, CMP

    Convention Services Manager
  • Dusty Allred

    Dusty Allred

    Convention Services Assistant
    • Phone: 801-534-4992
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323

Marketing

  • Eric Thompson

    Eric Thompson

    Vice President of Marketing
    • Phone: 801-534-4912
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-534-4927
  • Sean Buckley

    Sean Buckley

    Director of Creative Services
    • Phone: 801-534-4955
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-534-4927
  • Jannika Miller

    Jannika Miller

    Graphic Design Manager
    • Phone: 801-534-4967
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-534-4927
  • Kristen Hiester headshot 2016

    Kristen Hiester

    Meetings & Conventions Marketing Manager
    • Phone: 801-534-4924
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-355-9323
  • Mary Grimes

    Mary Grimes

    Ticket Systems Manager
    • Phone: 801-534-4952
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-534-4927
  • Jason Whitehouse

    Jason Whitehouse

    Director of Content Strategy
  • Katie Van Riper

    Katie Van Riper

    Ski City Brand Marketing Manager
  • Samantha Hill Headshot

    Samantha Hill

    Digital Asset Manager
  • Allie Goffe

    Allie Goffe

    Research & Business Analytics Manager
  • Joseph Griffiths Headshot

    Joseph Griffiths

    Office Administrator

Communications

  • Shawn Stinson

    Shawn Stinson

    Director of Communications
    • Phone: 801-534-4913
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-534-4927
  • Jessica Chindgren

    Jessica Chindgren

    Social Media & Communications Manager

Partner Development

  • Judy Cullen

    Judy Cullen

    Vice President of Partner Development
  • Elizabeth Brown

    Elizabeth Brown

    Director of Partner Relations
    • Phone: 801-534-4981
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-534-4980
  • Cristina Chavez

    Cristina Chavez

    Partner Development Manager
    • Phone: 801-534-4973
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-534-4980
  • Miranda Maisto Headshot 1018

    Miranda Maisto

    Partner Development Coordinator

Community Development

  • Teri Klug

    Teri Klug

    Director of Community Outreach
  • Kelly Ware

    Kelly Ware

    Executive Assistant

Visitor Services

  • Bill Krause

    Bill Krause

    Director of Hospitality & Visitor Services
    • Phone: 801-534-4920
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-534-4927
  • Gil Gilbert

    Gil Gilbert

    Visitor Services Manager
    • Phone: 801-534-4901
    • Send Email
    • Fax: 801-534-4927
  • Shawna McGowan

    Shawna McGowan

    Guest Services & Logistics Manager
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