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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.

Site Selection and Bids

If you're interested in booking a meeting, convention or event in Columbus, find a sales contact best suited to help you below and get to know your new connection to Columbus!

Questions? Please call 614-222-6106 or email sales@experiencecolumbus.com and we will get you sorted. 

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Dan Williams, CTA Vice President, Convention Sales

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.

Angela Hammond

Angela Hammond, CTA Senior Director, Convention Sales

Angela and her family love all things Disney – the parks, the cruises, the souvenirs and beyond!

Amy Frazer

Amy Frazer, CTA Director, Chicago Regional Sales

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

Artrice McNeil

Artrice McNeil, CTA Director, Washington, D.C. Regional Sales

751+ rooms on peak for professional associations and corporations in Washington D.C. (excluding "A" accounts), Maryland and all government groups. Contact for IMN Solutions. Artrice is obsessed with all things Beyoncé and learns all the choreography to all of her songs.

Kalee Barnhardt

Kalee Barnhardt, CTA Director, Washington, D.C. Regional Sales

751+ rooms on peak for all professional associations and corporations in Virginia, Washington, D.C. (all "A" accounts) Contact for Experient/Maritz. Kalee has an irrational fear of robots and airplanes.

Gina Predovich

Gina Predovich, CTA National Sales Manager

301-750 rooms on peak for all markets. Contact for HelmsBriscoe & ConferenceDirect. 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.

Taylor Savage

Taylor Savage, CTA National Sales Manager

751+ rooms on peak for all religious, hobby, cultural, military, social and fraternal groups and all associations and corporations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. 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.

Leah Zender

Leah Zender, CTA National Sales Manager

751+ rooms on peak for all professional associations and corporations in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and West Virginia as well as The Ohio State University and all multi-level marketing/direct selling organizations. Leah is a wedding singer, but only for ceremonies not receptions. While not performing, she loves to paint.

Kerri Pollet

Kerri Pollet, CTA Sales Manager

Ohio associations, all sizes. 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.”

Lauren Herring

Lauren Herring, CTA Sales Manager

10-300 rooms on peak and all Multicultural groups. There are two things Lauren can’t live without: a good cup of coffee and ice cream!

Amanda Chiodo

Amanda Chiodo, CTA Sales Coordinator

Maggie Blake

Maggie Blake, CTA Market Analyst

Meeting Services

Once your meeting, convention, trade show or event is booked in Columbus, a talented convention services professional will help make it the best one yet.

Zach Warmouth

Zach Warmouth, CTA Convention Services Coordinator

Zach services weddings in Columbus and with the ability to play six different instruments, including guitar in his band, he just may be interested in performing for them as well.

Renee Scott

Renee Scott, CTA Housing Coordinator

Renee once lived in Izmir, Turkey. Known as Smyrna in antiquity, it has a brilliant history that includes being founded by the Greeks, then taken over by the Romans and rebuilt by Alexander the Great before becoming part of the Roman Empire in the 15th century.