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Meet Our Team

Let us know how we can help!

Our Team

We are proud to call Madison our home, and can’t wait to share it with you.  

Want to host your meeting here? We can help. Need visitor guides or maps? We can help with that, too. Want recommendations for cheese curds, bike paths and festivals to attend? Those are our favorite things! We promise not to talk your ear off. Reach out to us with the contact info below.

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Executive Office

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Ellie Westman Chin

President & CEO


Convention Sales & Madison Area Sports Commission  

Jamie Patrick

Jamie Patrick

VP of Convention Sales, Sports and Services

Market Segments: Sports/Athletic Recreation, Marquee Conventions and Events

Brandon Holstein

Brandon Holstein

Senior Sports Account Manager

Market Segment: Sports/Athletic Recreation

Sarah Lemmers

Sarah Lemmers

Senior Convention Sales Manager

Geographic Markets: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

Julie Vanden Brook

Julie Vanden Brook

Senior Sales Coordinator
Anne Yost

Anne Yost

Convention Sales Manager

Geographic Market: Midwest

Keola Shimooka

Keola Shimooka

Convention Sales Manager

Geographic Markets: Wisconsin, West/Southwest

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Samantha Brown

Sales Account Manager I

Market Segments: Agriculture, Tour Groups, Groups under 150 rooms
Geographic Market: Mid-South

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Jess Bachhuber

AEC Sales Coordinator
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Sydney DeMartino

Sales Account Manager I

Geographic Market: Atlantic Coast

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Tavia Kerns

Sports Assistant


Convention & Event Services

Amber Wiza

Amber Wiza

Senior Event Services Manager
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Ka Her

Convention & Event Services Manager

Geneva Loeffelholz

Sales & Services Assistant


Marketing & Brand Strategy

Kate Dale

Kate Dale

VP of Marketing & Brand Strategy
Rob Gard

Robert Gard

Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Ellen Larson

Ellen Larson Latimer

Senior Marketing Project Manager
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Jen Kuhn Karanja

Senior Creative Strategist
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Christine Lampe

Senior Content Strategist
Sarah Knab

Sarah Warner

PR & Communications Manager
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Hannah Gott

Marketing Coordinator
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Ashley Pettay

Social Media and Content Coordinator
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Carolkim Tong

Graphic Designer
Katrina Montesano

Katrina Montesano

Marketing Assistant


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Brian Borkovec

Director of HR & Operations
Debbie Hines

Debbie Hines

HR Generalist
Kathy Parman

Kathy Parman

Director of Accounting
Tyler Marlow

Tyler Marlow

IT Manager


Maureen Martin

Maureen Martin

VP of Partnerships & Community Engagement
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Pa Vang

Office Coordinator
Allison Aguilar Bultman

Allison Aguilar Bultman

Partnership Development Manager
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Ana Cordova

Partnership Engagement Manager