Meet the Experience Columbus Convention Sales Staff

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. The team will 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.

Get to know your new connection to Columbus!

Dan WilliamsDan Williams, CTA
Vice President, Convention Sales and Services
Great Danes are already about twice the average size for dogs, and Dan has two rambunctious Danes, named Maximus and Jaxson, for twice the fun. 

Affiliations: PCMA, ASAE, OSAE, MPI, NCBMP

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Angela HammondAngela Hammond, CASE, CTA
Director, Convention Sales
Angela and her family love all things Disney – the parks, the cruises, the souvenirs and beyond!

Affiliations: PCMA

Email | 614-222-6144

Amy FrazerAmy Frazer, CTA
Director, Chicago Regional Sales
As a child, Amy held an IHSA state record for volleyball and as an adult, Amy named all of her own children after United States presidents.

Affiliations: PCMA, MPI, Association Forum

Honors: Smart Meetings 2018 Smart Women in Meetings – Industry Leader

Email | 630-636-7496

Kalee BarnhardtKalee Barnhardt, CTA
Director, Washington, D.C. Regional Sales
Kalee has an irrational fear of robots and airplanes.

Affiliations: PCMA, AWE

Honors: PCMA 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2016, 2016 Meetings & Conventions Millennials to Watch, 2016 Connect Association 40 Under 40, Smart Meetings 2017 Smart Women in Meetings – Rising Star

Email | 614-222-6123

Duane GibsonDuane Gibson, CTA
Director, Washington, D.C. Regional Sales
Duane's love of travel has taken him to four African countries: Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and Swaziland.

Affiliations: PCMA, MPI, AMPs

Email | 703-585-4290

Arica BillingArica Billing, CMP, CTA
National Sales Manager
Though a terrible cook, Arica is able to make delicious chocolate chip cookies from scratch. She’s much better at cards, and loves to play any chance she gets, especially to keep up her skills for euchre club.

Affiliations: PCMA

Email | 614-222-6118

Leah ZenderLeah Zender, CTA
National Sales Manager
Leah is a wedding singer, but only for ceremonies not receptions. While not performing, she loves to paint.

Affiliations: PCMA, MPI

Email | 614-222-6121

Celia AndersonCelia Anderson, CTA
National Sales Manager
Before finding her destination sales prowess, Celia played professional basketball in Europe.

Affiliations: NCBMP, RCMA, CMCA

Honors: 2013 Rejuvenate 40 Under 40, 2018 Meetings Today Trendsetter

Email | 614-222-6102

Gina PredovichGina Predovich, CTA
Sales Manager
When she’s not enjoying time with her two Siamese rescue kitties (both named after James Bond girls – Jinx and Zora), Gina can be found playing on an 8-ball team in the American Pool Players Association (APA) with her husband.

Affiliations: MPI, PCMA

Email | 614-222-6132

Kerri PolletKerri Pollet, CASE, CTA
Sales Manager
Kerri loves champagne, anything French and all animals, except snakes, because “there’s a reason God made Satan a snake in the Garden of Eden.”

Affiliations: OSAE

Email | 614-222-6115

Taylor SavageTaylor Savage, CTA
Sales Manager
Taylor enjoys being active and plays in any recreational sports league she can – volleyball, kickball, etc. – which is good news because she thinks and talks about pizza the way Bubba Gump does about shrimp.

Affiliations: MPI, PCMA

Email | 614-222-6156

Lauren HerringLauren Herring, CTA
Sales Coordinator
There are two things Lauren can’t live without: a good cup of coffee and ice cream!

Email | 614-222-6106

Contact Us today to discuss bringing your next meeting, event, trade show or convention to Columbus.

 

 

“Columbus has an elegant meetings set up with really great hotels in close proximity to the now updated convention center (they were under construction when we were there).  There is so much food and beverage within easy walking distance – all that said, what I like most about Columbus is the staff of Experience Columbus. Our sales person, Angela Hammond, her boss Dan Williams, and our Convention Services Manager, Bill Behrens (I nominated him for the ESPA CSM of the Year Award and he won!) are amazing professionals, as well as embodying Midwest Hospitality.” 

- Jan Sneegas, Director of General Assembly and Conference Services, Unitarian Universalist Association