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

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MEETING PROFESSIONALSChicago Office

Marc Anderson
Marc Anderson, Executive Vice President
Phone: 312-5678481
Lyndell Fong-Jones, Executive Assistant
Phone: 312-567-8486

As Executive Vice President, Anderson oversees the management and development of nearly 50 team members in convention sales, tourism, services and special events.

Darrell Baker, CASE
Darrell Baker, CASE, Vice President, Trade Shows
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).

Edie Glavey
Edie Glavey, Vice President, Hotel Sales
Phone: 312-567-8564
Lyndell Fong-Jones, Executive Assistant
Phone: 312-567-8486

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

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

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

 

Market: West Coast Corporate for McCormick Place
Segment: All Vertical Markets

Monika Babik
Monika Babik, CMP, Director, Association Sales
Phone: 312-567-8469
Kevin Navitskas, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8487

Market: Association, Midwest and West (for In-House Programs, peak rooms >250)
Segment: All vertical markets except SMURF

Susan Corbett, Strategic Housing Manager
Phone: 312-567-8489
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Amy Falter, National Sales Manager, Northeast
Phone: 203-744-8270
Candace Tran, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8534

Market: Corporate & Association, Northeast (for In-House Programs, peak rooms >250)
Segment: Corporate, All vertical markets.
Association: 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 Coast, Southeast & International (peak rooms: 251+)
Segment: All vertical markets

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Tamara L. 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.

Kimberly Himes
Kimberly Himes, Account Executive, Association Sales
Phone: 312-567-8484
Maria Alvarez, Manager, Sales Administration
Phone: 312-567-8557

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

Molly Kievit
Molly Kievit, Director, Corporate Sales
Phone: 312-567-8466
Josie Moreno, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8554

Market: Corporate, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast (for McCormick Place)
Segment: All Vertical Markets

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

Market: Corporate; Midwest (for In-House Programs, peak rooms >250)
Segment: All Vertical Markets

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 (for In-House Programs, peak rooms >10).
Segment: SMURF vertical includes Social/Personal, Military/Veterans, Labor Union (and Select Universities), Religious and Fraternal organizations.

Kelsey Rubin
Kelsey Rubin, Account Executive, Corporate Sales
Phone: 312-567-8450
Kevin Navitskas, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8487

Market: Corporate, International and All states excluding the East Coast (peak rooms 10-250). 
Segment: All vertical markets

Dawn Young, Director, Association Sales
Dawn Young, Senior Director, Sales
Phone: 312-567-8459
Kevin Navitskas, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8487

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 ConferenceDirect, Experient, HelmsBriscoe and SmithBucklin.

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Caroline Gardner
Caroline Gardner, Director, Convention Sales, Mid-Atlantic
Phone: 202-507-7076
Candace Tran, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8534

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

Tina Carter Chocklett
Tina Carter Chocklett, CMP, National Sales Manager
Phone: 202-507-7072
Josie Moreno, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8554

Market: Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia (Corporate & Association for In-House Programs, peak rooms >251)

Gabrielle Donchez
Gabrielle Donchez, Account Executive, Mid-Atlantic
Phone: 202-507-7077
Candace Tran, Sales Coordinator
Phone: 312-567-8534

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