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The Sales Team at Choose Chicago is a collection of the industry's best and most experienced. With backgrounds ranging from hotel sales, general service contractors, and convention and visitor’s bureaus, each provides a breadth of knowledge and experience that is ready to work for you. 

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Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson, Executive Vice President
Phone: 312-567-8481
Lyndell Fong-Jones, Executive Assistant
Phone: 312-567-8486

As Executive Vice President, Anderson oversees the management and development of more than 50 team members in convention sales, client services, special events, human resources, partnerships and strategic partnerships.

Darrell Baker, CASE
Darrell Baker, CASE, Vice President, Trade Shows Sales
Phone: 202-507-7074
Maria Alvarez, Manager, Sales Administration
Phone: 312-567-8557

Market: Trade Show Companies, All states (for McCormick Place)
Association: DC, MD, VA (for McCormick Place).

Julie Mullins
Julie Mullins, Vice President, Convention Sales
Phone: 312-567-8598
Lyndell Fong-Jones, Executive Assistant
Phone: 312-567-8486

Market: Manages the Convention Team and handles select accounts.

Vice President, Hotel Sales
Dawn Young, Vice President, Hotel Sales
Phone: 312-567-8459
Salvador Perez, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8491

Market: Leads the Sales Team tasked with selling Hotel opportunities. Key Contact for Maritz, Prestige and HPN Network.

Hilke Ahrens
Hilke Ahrens, Director, Corporate Sales
Phone: 312-567-8541
Josie Moreno, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8554

Market: Corporate for McCormick Place
Segment: All Vertical Markets

Monika Babik
Monika Babik, CMP, Director, Association Sales
Phone: 312-567-8469
Salvador Perez, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8491

Market: Association - Illinois (In-House Programs, peak rooms >250)
Segment: All vertical markets except SMERF

Susan Corbett, Choose Chicago Sales
Susan Corbett, Strategic Housing Manager
Phone: 312-567-8489
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Amy Falter, National Sales Manager, Northeast
Phone: 203-744-8270
Matthew Podor, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8498

Market: Corporate & Association - Northeast and Eastern Canada (In-House Programs, peak rooms >250)
Segment: All vertical markets except SMERF.

Ruth Garcia
Ruth Garcia, National Sales Manager
Phone: 312-567-8551
Sean McCann, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8480

Market: Corporate & Association - West, Southeast & International (In-House Programs, peak rooms >250)
Segment: All vertical markets except SMERF.

Account Executive, Association Sales
Frank Alba, Account Executive, Association Sales
Phone: 312-567-8503
Maria Alvarez, Manager, Sales Administration
Phone: 312-567-8557

Market: Association, Weddings, Sports; International and All states excluding the East Coast (In-House programs, peak rooms 10-250).
Segment: All vertical markets except SMERF.

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Tamara Jones, Director, Association Sales
Phone: 312-567-8591
Maria Alvarez, Manager, Sales Administration
Phone: 312-567-8557

Market: Association, all regions excluding Mid-Atlantic (for McCormick Place)
Segment: Medical, Business, Hobbies, Hospitality, Insurance, Telecommunications, SMERF, Sports, Building, Construction, Public Administration, Safety, Retail and Utilities.

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Samantha Mataragas, Account Executive, Corporate Sales
Phone: 312-567-8484
Salvador Perez, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8491

Market: Corporate - Midwest, West and International (In-House programs, peak rooms 10-250).
Segment: All vertical markets except SMERF.

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Maggie Menozzi, Director, Association Sales
Phone: 312-567-8564
Salvador Perez, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8491

Market: Association, all regions excluding Mid-Atlantic (for McCormick Place).
Segment: Agriculture/Food/Commodities, Automotive/Transportation, Culture/Fine Arts/Libraries, Educational, Manufacturing/Distribution, Professional Trade, Scientific/Engineering
Key Contact for Experient (not Experient Sales Network) & SmithBucklin.

Kenyetta Peterson
Kenyetta Peterson, National Sales Manager
Phone: 312-567-8562
Sean McCann, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8480

Market: Corporate - Midwest (In-House Programs, peak rooms >250)
Segment: All Vertical Markets, except SMERF.

Michele Pondexter
Michele Pondexter, Director, Diversity Sales
Phone: 312-567-8497
Sean McCann, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8480

Market: All states excluding DC, MD, VA - SMURF, Minority, LGBTQ and Government (In-House Programs, peak rooms >10).
Segment: SMERF vertical includes Social/Personal, Military/Veterans, Labor Union (and Select Universities), Religious and Fraternal organizations.

Kelsey Rubin
Kelsey Rubin, National Sales Manager, Association
Phone: 312-567-8450
Salvador Perez, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8491

Market: Association - Midwest except Illinois (In-House Programs, peak rooms >250). 
Segment: All vertical markets except SMERF.

New Business Development Associate
Lauren Walsh, New Business Development Associate
Phone: 312-567-8544
Director, Convention Business Development
Lance Wheeler, Director, Convention Business Development
Phone: 312-567-8466
Josie Moreno, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8554

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Caroline Gardner
Caroline Gardner, Director, Convention Sales, Mid-Atlantic
Phone: 312-567-8506
Matthew Podor, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8498

Market: Association - Mid-Atlantic Association (DC, VA, MD) for McCormick Place
Segment: All vertical segments.

Anthony Molino
Anthony Molino, National Sales Manager
Phone: 312-567-8502
Josie Moreno, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8554

Market: Corporate & Association - Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia (In-House Programs, peak rooms >251).
Segment: All vertical segments

Account Executive
Candace Tran, Account Executive, Corporate & Association Sales
Phone: 312-567-8534
Matthew Podor, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8498

Market: Corporate & Association - Northeast, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic & Eastern Canada (peak rooms 10-250). 
Segment: All vertical markets