Staff Directory

VisitNorfolk

232 East Main Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Main Phone Number: 757-664-6620
Toll-Free Number (US): 800-368-3097

Marketing & Sales Department

Donna Allen

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Marcella Nicotra

Marketing Manager

Alexandra McGary

Content Creator

Public Relations Department

Erin Goldmeier

Media Relations Manager

Nicole Nussbaum

Social Media Engagement Strategist

Sales Managers

Melissa Hopper

Associate Director of Tour & Travel

Market: Domestic & International Tour Groups (including students), Military Reunions - Geographic Territory: Domestic & International.

Katie Castano, CGMP

Sales Manager

Market: All Sports - Geographic Territory: All U.S. Market: Associations, Corporations, Faith Based Territory: Midwest/-Southwest (AK, HI, NV, CA, UT, AZ, CO, NM, TX, OK, KS, MO, NE)

Rita P. Matthews

Sales Manager

Market: Associations, Corporations, Faith Based - Geographic Territory: South East States (VA-Fredericksburg and below, NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, AL, MS)

Wayne Callis, CGMP

Sales Manager

Market: All Government Associations, All Federal and State Government Agencies - Geographic Territory: All U.S.

Dana Howe

Consumer Sales Manager

Market: Travel Agents (including AAA, AARP), Consumer (leisure/transient), Cruise and Travel Packages - Geographic Territory: All U.S.

Vianetta Johnson, CMP

Sales Manager

Market: Associations, Corporations, Faith Based - Geographic Territory: North East (MI,OH, RI, DE, PA, NY, CT, NJ, NH, MA, WV, ME, VT) Market: MutliCultural - Geographic Territory: Northeast & Southeast States (MI, OH, RI, DE, MD, NY, CT, NJ, NH, MA, WV, ME, VT, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, AL, MS, LA) Market: Family Reunions - Geographic Territory: All U.S.

Ann M. Garvey CMP, CEM

National Sales Manager

Market: All Accounts, excluding Government Associations, Federal, State and Government Agencies, Multicultural- Geographic Territory: Washington, DC, Northern VA, MD, PA

Kara Bowman, CMP

Sales Manager

Market: All Fraternal Accounts - Geographic Territory: All U.S. Market: Associations, Corporations & Faith Based- Geographic Territory: Midwest/Northwest (IA, KY, AR, LA, IN, IL, WI, MN, ND, SD, MT, WY, ID, WA, OR)

Sales Assistants

Suzanne Leenders

Admin Assistant to the VP of Sales and Marketing & Ann Garvey

Amy Maxwell

Assistant to Vianetta Johnson & Kara Bowman

Taryn Buckley

Assistant to Katie Castano, Wayne Callis & Rita Matthews

Elisabeth Andrew

Assistant to Melissa Hopper & Dana Howe

Executive Office

Sam Rogers

Interim President & CEO

Convention Services Department

Maria Herring, CGMP

Director of Convention & Visitor Services

Catherine Williamson, CMP

Convention Services Manager

Jennifer Lopez

Convention Services Manager

Barbara Gullickson, VDP

Visitor Services Manager

Ophelie Le Livec

Services Coordinator

Lisa MacKenzie

Front Desk Advisor

The Norfolk Tourism Research Foundation, Inc.

Aaron Helveston

Development Manager

Administration & Finance Department

Frank Reynolds

Director of Administration & Finance

Laura (Raahema) Jackson-Clark

Staff Accountant

Sarah Carroll, SHRM-CP

Director of Talent Development & Morale

Visitor Information Specialists

Meredith Coleman

Eloisa Crawford

Trish Doherty

Diana Etheridge

Chelta Wray