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Contact Sales

TEAM SAN JOSE SALES LEADERSHIP

Cheryl Little, CMP 
Director of Sales & Destination Services
clittle@sanjose.org 
408-792-4110

Benjamin Roschke
Director of Research & Strategic Development
broschke@sanjose.org
408-792-4144

Gabriel Valentin
Associate Director of Sales & Destination Services
gvalentin@sanjose.org
408-792-4521

Markets:
National Corporate & Association (DC, MD, VA)
(500 or greater on peak)

 

WESTERN REGION MARKET SALES

Paula Zimmer, CMP
National Sales Manager
pzimmer@sanjose.org
408-792-4588

Markets:
California Corporate & National Association 
(600 or greater on peak)

Melissa Harder
National Sales Manager
mharder@sanjose.org
408-792-4515

Markets:
California Corporate & National Association
AK, AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY 
(600 or greater on peak)
 

Philip Lau 
National Sales Manager
plau@sanjose.org
408-792-4117

Markets:
California State Association
San Jose Metro Area Corporate
(300 or greater on peak)

Chloe Okpiabhele, CMP 
Sales Manager
cokpiabhele@sanjose.org
408-792-4519

Markets:
California State Association
San Jose Metro Area Corporate
Midwest & Northeast
(299 or less on peak)

International
(499 or less on peak)

West Coast, Rocky Mountain & Southwest
(599 or less on peak)

 

 

NORTHEAST REGION MARKET SALES

Bettina Hughes
National Sales Manager
bhughes@sanjose.org
408-792-4134

Markets:
National Corporate & Association
Midwest & Northeast
(300 or greater on peak)

International
(500 or greater on peak)

 

 

SOUTHEAST REGION MARKET SALES

Laura Chmielewski
Director of Destination Education
lchmielewski@sanjose.org

Valarie Collins
Sales Manager
vcollins@sanjose.org
408-792-4554

Markets:
National Corporate & Association
Gulf Coast, Southeast, DC, MD, VA
(499 or less on peak)

Tour & Travel Groups
(All Rooms)

 

SPECIALTY MARKET & SPORTS SALES

Matt Reed
National Sales Manager
mreed@sanjose.org
408-792-4152

Markets:
Sports & Competitive Events
Sporting Exhibitions & Associations
(All Rooms)

Gulf Coast & Southeast 
(500 or more on peak)

 

CONVENTION CENTER SALES

Regina Urquidez
Catering Sales Manager
Convention Center
rurquidez@sanjose.org 
408-792-4538

SALES SUPPORT

John Barros
Sales Administrative Assistant
jbarros@sanjose.org
408-975-3428

Admin Support: Cheryl Little (CMP), Ben Roschke, Regina Urquidez

Beverley Locsin
Sales Administrative Assistant
blocsin@sanjose.org
408-792-4151

Admin Support: Gabriel Valentin, Paula Zimmer, Bettina Hughes, Melissa Harder, Laura Chmielewski

Christine Salas
Sales Administrative Assistant
csalas@sanjose.org
408-975-3453

Admin Support: Chloe Okpiabhele (CMP), Matt Reed, Philip Lau, Valarie Collins