Contact Us

Contact our team to make planning your meeting or convention as easy as possible.

Meet the Sales Team
Karl Pietrzak

Karl Pietrzak

Vice President, Convention Sales
karl.pietrzak@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0277

Jennifer M. Vacek

Jennifer M. Vacek

Director, Convention Sales
National Associations in Virginia, Labor Organizations (regardless of geographical territory)
jennifer.vacek@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0278

Lisa Ashbaugh

Lisa Ashbaugh

Convention Host Development Director
Bring It Home Campaign – working with local Pittsburghers planning to bring a convention to Pittsburgh. (100 Peak & Under for Pittsburgh-based organizations)
lisa.ashbaugh@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0272

Katie Conaway

Katie Conaway

Domestic & International Group Sales Director
Domestic and International Group Tour & Motor Coach (regardless of geographical territory)
kathleen.conaway@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0295

Kori Gassaway

Kori Gassaway

National Sales Director
Natl Associations in: Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
kori.gassaway@visitpittsburgh.com
312-421-6659

Sara Holzer

Sara Holzer

National Sales Director
Pennsylvania (except Corporate) Group and local Pittsburgh-based organizations (with 100 peak rooms and over) National Associations in: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia
sara.holzer@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0273

Robert Leff

Robert Leff

National Sales Director
Corporate Groups (regardless of geographical location, except Pittsburgh based groups under 100) National Associations in: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont
robert.leff@visitpittsburgh.com
412-627-4727

Kristen Oakes

Kristen Oakes

National Sales Director
SMERF: Social, Military, Multi-Cultural, Education, Religious, Fraternity/Sorority (regardless of geographical territory) Women’s Organizations (regardless of geographical territory) National Associations in: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
kristen.oakes@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0313

Josh Valasek

Josh Valasek

National Sales Director
Government Organizations (regardless of geographical territory), National Associations in Washington DC and Maryland, International Groups.
josh.valasek@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0300

Vicki Kelley

Vicki Kelley

Events Manager
vicki.kelley@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0270

Sonya Maness

Sonya Maness

Convention Sales Assistant
sonya.maness@visitpittsburgh.com
412-281-7711

Mackenzie Trunzo

Mackenzie Trunzo

Sales and Marketing Research Coordinator
mackenzie.trunzo@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0284

Meet the Sports Development Team
Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins

Executive Director, SportsPITTSBURGH
jennifer.hawkins@SportsPITTSBURGH.com
412-325-0285

Derek Dawson

Derek Dawson

Senior Director, Partnership Development
derek.dawson@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0292

Brady Inners

Brady Inners

Sports Development Event Manager
brady.inners@SportsPITTSBURGH.com
412-325-0324

Christen Miller

Christen Miller

Sports Development Sales Coordinator
christen.miller@SportsPITTSBURGH.com
412-325-0333

Meet the Destination Services Team
Brenda Hill

Brenda Hill

Vice President, Destination Services
brenda.hill@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0275

Kristen Turner

Kristen Turner

Director, Convention Services
kristen.turner@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0310

Scott Hershberger

Scott Hershberger

Director, Tourism Services
scott.hershberger@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0281

Jaime Andrade-Budesa

Jaime Andrade-Budesa

Senior Services Manager
jaime.budesa@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0322

Mary Emili

Mary Emili

Visitor Services Specialist
mary.emili@visitpittsburgh.com
412-281-7711

Molly Evans

Molly Evans

Destination Services Coordinator
molly.evans@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0320

Barb Hollie

Barb Hollie

Destination and Visitor Services Manager
barb.hollie@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0286

Wendy Lachendro

Wendy Lachendro

Visitor Services Supervisor
wendy.lachendro@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0318

Glenn Lopata

Glenn Lopata

Visitor Services Representative
Glenn.Lopata@visitpittsburgh.com

Shirley Mueller

Shirley Mueller

Convention Services/Housing Administrator
shirley.mueller@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0329

Mike Robertson

Mike Robertson

Senior Services Manager
mike.robertson@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0288

Gail Schenone

Gail Schenone

Housing Director
gail.schenone@visitpittsburgh.com
412-325-0297