Site Selection & Bids


If this is your first interaction with us, find a sales team member best suited to help you. Experience Columbus’ certified sales staff will ask you questions about the size and needs of your event, and help you determine if Columbus is the right destination for you. We’ll work with you to develop customized proposals, research the availability of hotels and facilities that meet your specifications, make presentations to boards, committees and general assemblies, and arrange for and host site inspections tailored to your specific needs. Contact 614-222-6151 or and we will connect you with the appropriate sales associate.

Once you’ve chosen Columbus, our talented services team takes over and connects you to the local resources you need to make your event a success.


Brian Ross

Brian Ross, CTA

President, CEO

Dan Williams

Dan Williams, CTA

Vice President, Convention Sales

Angela Hammond

Angela Hammond, CASE, CTA

Director, Convention Sales


Amy Frazer

Amy Frazer, CTA

Director, Chicago Regional Sales


551+ peak rooms for professional associations and corporations in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. Contact for Smith Bucklin and ConferenceDirect.

Artrice McNeil

Artrice McNeil, CTA

Director, Washington, D.C. Regional Sales


551+ peak rooms for professional associations and corporations in Washington, D.C. and Maryland and all government groups. Contact for IMN Solutions.

Arica Billing

Arica Billing, CMP, CTA

National Sales Manager


551+ peak rooms for professional associations and corporations in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Kalee Barnhardt

Kalee Barnhardt, CTA

National Sales Manager


551+ peak rooms for professional associations and corporations in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. Contact for Experient/Martiz.

Mark Oeffler

Mark Oeffler, CASE, CTA

National Sales Manager


551+ peak rooms for religious, hobby, cultural, military and social groups.

Matt McKay

Matt McKay, CTA

National Sales Manager


551+ peak rooms for medical and pharmaceutical groups (excluding Illinois), Ohio State University and multi-level marketing/direct selling.

Leah Zender

Leah Zender, CTA

Sales Manager


All markets with 201-550 peak rooms. Contact for HelmsBriscoe.

Kerri Pollet

Kerri Pollet, CASE, CTA

Sales Manager


200+ peak rooms for Ohio associations.

Vineetha Thomas

Vineetha Thomas, CTA

Sales Manager


All markets with 76-200 peak rooms. Contact for HPN.

Casey Brown

Casey Brown, CTA

Sales Coordinator


All markets with 21-75 peak rooms and all fraternal groups.

Lauren Hayes

Lauren Hayes, CTA

Sales Coordinator


All markets with 10-20 peak rooms and all weddings.