VisitGreenvilleSC Staff Directory

VisitGreenvilleSC is among the most productive economic development organizations in the region, and for good reasons. This is a passionate, informed and professional group. Every person here works hard and has celebrated as both the City and County of Greenville have been recognized in a number of rewarding successes. We are here to help—to answer any questions and meet any needs you may have.

We invite you to contact us via phone or email, or to stop by either of our convenient downtown Greenville locations. If you're looking for general information about the greater Greenville area, simply contact our Visitor Center or request a Visitor's Guide online. And if you're exploring possible meetings destinations, we invite you to submit an RFP or call us to learn more about meetings and conventions in Greenville, South Carolina.
 

Visitor Center

M-F: 8:00a-5:00p, Sat: 9:00a-5:00p, Sun: 12:00n-4:00p
City Hall Building, 1st Floor

206 S. Main Street 
Greenville, SC 29601

800-717-0023, 864-233-0461
visit@visitgreenvillesc.com

Sales and Marketing Office

Open M-F: 8:30a-5:30p
Innovate Building 

148 River Street, Suite 222
Greenville, SC 29601

800-351-7180, 864-421-0000
meet@visitgreenvillesc.com

 

Executive Leadership
 

Chris Stone, CDME

President

Vision Provider, Inspirer, Obstacle Jumper, Fundraiser, and Cheer-Leader for All Things Greenville.

Jennifer Stilwell

Executive Vice President/Chief Strategic Officer

Chief Marketing Officer. yeahTHATgreenville Brand Architect and Navigator. Strategic Thought Leader. Key Contributor to the Creative Process. yeahTHATgreenville Passionista!


Sales
 

David Montgomery

Vice President, Sales

In addition to leading and supporting the Yeah, THAT Greenville Sales Team, personally identifies and cultivates relationship within the Corporate, Cultural, Fraternal & Military market segments with the goal of having them conduct their meetings & events here in Greenville, SC.

Diane Wilson

Senior Sales Manager

Facilitates relationships between Greenville venue / hotel sales teams and meeting planners in the Faith-Based and Educational market segments, to bring their meetings, conventions, and events to Yeah, THAT Greenville!

Ashley Owens

Sales Manager

A newer addition to the YEAH team, based in Charlotte, NC, Ashley is focused on both corporate and association groups, with a concentration in NC, KY, TN, MS, AL, FL and all states west of the Mississippi River.

Lucy Raheja

Group Sales Coordinator

Assists the four Sales Managers and the VP of Sales in day-to-day tasks including collating responses to RFPs, creating destination proposals, and organizing site visits. Tasks also include minor servicing for groups that are committed to coming into market.

Robin Wright, CSEE

Senior Sales Manager

Tasked with securing sporting events, tournaments and conventions here in Yeah, THAT Greenville by cultivating relationships, attending sports tradeshows, scouting out tournaments, making sales calls, and conducting site visits. Also assists with the Hobby market.

Adam Berrios

Sales Manager

Adam identifies and cultivates key relationships with corporate groups as well as state, regional and national associations in the Midwest and the Northeast regions with a concentration in GA, SC and Washington, D.C.

Lori Dobbins

Sales Manager

Working with Diane, Lori facilitates relationships between Greenville venue / hotel sales teams and meeting planners in the Faith-Based and Educational market segments, to bring their meetings, conventions, and events to Yeah, THAT Greenville!

Nancy Breede

Research Analyst & Group Sales Project Manager

Responsible for VGSC research functions, including sales account database builds, tourism-related economic indicators, and tourism statistics. Oversees VGSC grant programs and accreditation.


Marketing
 

Megan Byrd

Director of Marketing

Leads the Yeah, THAT Greenville Marketing Team in delivering a fully integrated marketing and communications program with the goal of increasing awareness of, and visitation to, Greenville, South Carolina – one of the fastest growing (and most talked about!) destinations in the Southeast.

Stephanie Thorn, PDM

Leisure Travel Marketing Project Manager

Oversees and manages the annual Visitor's Guide, VisitGreenvilleSC.com, the eStore, all integrated tourism software (CRM/CMS/eMarketing, etc.), and both original and sponsored digital or print content. Provides internal Marketing & Membership Team support.

Kelly Nunn

Group Sales Marketing Manager

Oversees development and implementation of marketing efforts on behalf of the Group Sales team. Co-manages VisitGreenvilleSC’s merchandise program strategy and implementation.

Lesley Craddock

Media Director

Administers and manages all paid media for leisure tourism and group sales advertising. Manages VGSC research partner relationships, specific to advertising conversion and ad effectiveness.

Laura Connell

Leisure Travel & Community Outreach Marketing Manager

Oversees development and implementation of leisure travel marketing efforts and PR efforts and analytics. Provides project management support on the annual Visitor’s Guide and co-manages VisitGreenvilleSC’s merchandise program strategy and implementation.

Jay Adams

Social Media Content Manager

Manages all VisitGreenvilleSC social media strategy and implementation, as well as execution of daily and campaign tactics, including creating and posting content to VisitGreenvilleSC’s social media profiles. Also responsible for engaging with social media comments, questions, and private messages.


Customer Relations
 

Michelle Nance

Manager, Client Services & Member Engagement

Leads and supports the Membership and Visitor Services Team in providing membership engagement and quality guest experiences. Additionally acts as the liaison between local resources and VGSC’s meeting and event clients by helping them plan and host a successful event here in Greenville.

Joanne Karkkanen

Visitor & Member Services Coordinator

Focuses on strengthening partnerships with current members, and acts as their first point of contact. Gives HappyNet training and support, builds relationships with new members and organizations, and keeps the database up-to-date. Fulfills member invoicing renewals and compiles content for event collateral.

Kira DeLoache

Director of Finance

Responsible for VGSC's daily activities of accounts payable, payroll, budget, grant reporting and reimbursement, revenue, and general ledger. Manages VGSC's human resource functions.

Molly Marett

Experience Ambassador

Manages operations and scheduling at the VisitGreenvilleSC Visitor Center, handles all membership prospecting, manages distribution of Visitor’s Guides, and fulfills all member and walk-in merchandise orders.

Katie Gambrell

Visitor Services Coordinator

Welcomes visitors and provides them with an orientation to Greenville, giving information and answering questions about events, things to do, and more in the city and surrounding areas. Acts as a receptionist and greeter for guests.

Suzanne Lynn

Administrative Assistant

Provides administrative support to the VGSC President and the Sales and Marketing Teams. Responsible for handling front office reception and administrative duties, including greeting guests, answering phones, handling company inquiries, and meeting scheduling.