Convention Services Team 

Catherine Williamson, CMP, VDP

Convention Services Director

Catherine’s background in hospitality and tourism spans over 20 years with various roles at hotels, resorts, and DMOs that allow her to directly relate to your needs as a meeting planner. Her southern hospitality and relationships she has built throughout the community will make planning your meeting in Norfolk a breeze! She oversees events, FAMs, and works with markets that include Corporations, Government, Virginia and Southeastern Associations. She believes Norfolk’s rich history, diversity and arts and culture make it a truly unique destination. You will find her with her family on the water, biking to festivals, and enjoying local cuisine when she’s not working!

Jennifer Lopez

Convention Services Manager

Jennifer Lopez has been building relationships in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. She services Sports, Multicultural, AAA, Military, Family, Religious and Association groups between 40-1,500 people. She also plans and executes a number of events and group tours for VisitNorfolk. Her passion for Norfolk is driven by its “small-town” charm, attractions, amazing dining and diverse history.

Ophélie Le Livec

Services Coordinator

Ophélie has been working in the tourism and hospitality industry for over 8 years. Born and raised in France, Ophélie brings an international perspective to the team. She loves to meet new people, share her best insider tips and will make sure your groups know all that our city has to offer. She supports the Convention Services Department by coordinating events and service bookings, oversees creative direction and designs marketing materials for your groups.