Salt Palace Visitors Center
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Salt Lake Visitors Center in the Salt Palace

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.



Partner Development 
Community Development
Visitor Services

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Visit Salt Lake
90 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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  • Kaitlin Eskelson Photo

    Kaitlin Eskelson

    President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Kelly Ware

    Kelly Ware

    Executive Assistant

Travel Trade

  • Michael Mack

    Michael Mack

    Director of Travel Trade & Strategic Partnerships


  • Cliff Doner Headshot

    Clifford Doner

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
  • Steve Gertsch

    Steve Gertsch

    Director of Operations & Finance
  • Tammie Wallace

    Tammie Wallace

  • Todd Griffiths

    Todd Griffiths

    Accounting Clerk


  • Mark White Headshot October 2018

    Mark H. White, MBA, CDME

    Senior Vice President of Sales & Services
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sally Tilson O'Neill

    Sally Tilson O'Neill

    Director of Convention Sales, Health, Medical, Public Admin., Legal, & Gov't, 1501+ Attendees
  • Elke Opsahl

    Elke Opsahl

    Director of Convention Sales, Education, Cultural, Fraternal, Social Welfare, Trade/Business/Commercial, 1501+ Attendees
  • Diane Utley

    Diane Utley

    National Sales Director, Western Region Single Hotel/Resort Meetings, 201-1500 Attendees
  • Troy Rushton Headshot 2020

    Troy Rushton

    National Sales Manager, Central Region Single Hotel/Resort Meetings, 201-1500 Attendees
  • Devan Hamilton

    Devan Hamilton

    National Sales Manager, Eastern Region, Single Hotel/Resort Meetings, 201-1500 Attendees
  • Clay Partain

    Clay Partain, STS

    Managing Director, Sports Salt Lake
  • Chris Robinson

    Chris Robinson, STS

    Sports Sales Manager, Sports Salt Lake Manager of Tourism and Sports, South Valley Chamber
  • Allison Chappell

    Allison Chappell

    Director of Research & Analytics
  • Kylie Wilson

    Kylie W. Omer

    Sales Administrative Assistant
  • Caryn Bradshaw

    Caryn Bradshaw

    Convention District Sales Manager


  • Mark White Headshot October 2018

    Mark H. White, MBA, CDME

    Senior Vice President of Sales & Services
  • Julie Rhoads Headshot 2019

    Julie Rhoads

    Managing Director of Services & Events
  • Caryn Bradshaw

    Caryn Bradshaw

    Convention Services Manager
  • Jannika Miller

    Jannika Miller

    Graphic Design Manager
  • Dusty Allred

    Dusty Allred

    Convention Services Assistant


  • Eric Thompson

    Eric Thompson

    Vice President of Marketing
  • Sean Buckley

    Sean Buckley

    Director of Creative & Content Services
  • Jessica Chindgren

    Jessica Chindgren

    Director of Digital & Interactive Marketing
  • Katie Van Riper

    Katie Van Riper

    Director of Experiential Marketing & Operations
  • Kristin Hiester Headshot

    Kristen Hiester

    Meetings & Conventions Marketing Manager
  • Samantha Hill Headshot

    Samantha Hill

    Digital Asset Manager
  • Miranda Maisto Headshot 1018

    Miranda Maisto

    Ticket Systems & Experiential Operations Manager
  • Photo of Kimberly Dalby

    Kimberly Dalby

    Web Consultant
  • Maclaine Kuehn Headshot

    Maclaine Kuehn

    Social Media Manager
  • Kate Forth Headshot

    Kate Forth

    Guest Services & Ticket Systems Assistant


  • Karen Boe

    Karen Boe

    Vice President of Communications & Public Relations
  • Shawn Stinson

    Shawn Stinson

    Director of Media & Communications

Partner Development

  • Judy Cullen

    Judy Cullen

    Vice President of Community & Partner Development
  • Elizabeth Brown

    Elizabeth Brown

    Director of Partner Engagement
  • Cristina Chavez

    Cristina Chavez

    Membership Development Manager
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    Tara Haskins

    Sponsorship & Membership Coordinator

Visitor Services

  • Bill Krause

    Bill Krause

    Director of Hospitality & Visitor Services