Patience, Please.

Patience, Please.

We’re so glad to see you again!
Some of us may be new. Some of our efforts may take time.
But our devotion to your experience is stronger than ever.
Thanks for your increased patience, kindness & understanding.

Our Team

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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.

Executive Office

Ellie Westman Chin headshot

Ellie Westman Chin

President & CEO
Kathleen Ripp

Kathleen Ripp

Executive Assistant

 

Convention Sales 

John Leinen

John Leinen

Vice President of Convention Sales & Services
Sarah Lemmers

Sarah Lemmers

Convention Sales Manager
Eric Reichert

Eric Reichert

Senior Convention Sales Manager
Julie Vanden Brook

Julie Vanden Brook

Senior Sales Coordinator
Anne Yost

Anne Yost

Convention Sales Manager
Keola Shimooka

Keola Shimooka

Convention Sales Manager

Madison Area Sports Commission

Jamie Patrick

Jamie Patrick

Vice President of Madison Area Sports Commission
Brandon Holstein

Brandon Holstein

Sports Account Manager

 

Convention & Event Services

Amber Wiza

Amber Wiza

Senior Event Services Manager
Corinn Ploessl

Corinn Ploessl

Event Services Manager

 

Marketing & Brand Strategy

Kate Dale

Kate Dale

Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy
Rob Gard

Robert Gard

Director of PR and Communications
Anna Shircel

Anna Shircel

PR & Communications Manager
Sarah Buob

Sarah Buob

Senior Graphic Designer
Corinne Burgermeister

Corinne Burgermeister

Marketing Manager
Ellen Larson

Ellen Larson

Marketing Manager

Operations

Debbie Hines

Debbie Hines

HR & Operations Coordinator
Kathy Parman

Kathy Parman

Accountant
Tyler Marlow

Tyler Marlow

IT Administrator

Partnership

Maureen Martin

Maureen Martin

Director of Partnerships
Colleen Sovey

Colleen Sovey

Partnership Coordinator
Sarah Knab

Sarah Warner

Partnership Manager