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Staff Listing

View our complete staff listings for VisitPITTSBURGH.

General Information

phone: 412.281.7711
toll free: 800.359.0758
address: 120 Fifth Ave. Fifth Avenue Place, Suite 2800 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Executive Team
Jerad Bachar

Jerad Bachar

President & CEO

Karen Fisher

Karen Fisher

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Loftus

Tom Loftus

Chief Marketing Officer

Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins

Executive Director, SportsPITTSBURGH

Mary Grasha Houpt

Mary Grasha Houpt

Vice President, Human Resources

Convention Sales

Jennifer Vacek
Director, Convention Sales

Lisa Ashbaugh
Convention Host Development Director

Katie Conaway
Domestic & International Group Sales Director

Kori Gassaway
National Sales Director Chicago Office

Sara Holzer
National Sales Director

Andrea Karkhanis
Director, Marketing Research

Vicki Kelley
Events Manager

Robert Leff
Senior National Sales Director, Minnesota Office

Sonya Maness
Convention Sales Coordinator

Kristen Oakes
National Sales Director

Mackenzie Trunzo
Sales and Market Research Coordinator

Josh Valasek
National Sales Director

Destination Services

Kristen Turner
Director, Convention Services

Jaime Andrade-Budesa
Senior Services Manager

Molly Evans
Destination Services Coordinator

Barb Hollie
Destination and Visitor Services Manager

Shirley Mueller
Convention Services Administrator

Mike Robertson
Senior Services Manager

Gail Schenone
Housing Director

Finance + Operations

Karen Fisher
Chief Financial Officer

Diane Cortese
Director, Accounting

Bob Foley
Database Development Director

Jason Kolesar
Accounting Analyst

Josh Mizerak
Operations Coordinator

Stephanie Vogel
Executive Assistant

Tom Yanosick
Director, Information Technology

Human Resources

Mary Grasha Houpt
Vice President of Human Resources

Michelle Grew
Human Resources Manager


Tom Loftus
Chief Marketing Officer

Brenda Armstrong
Senior Director of Marketing

Gena Keebler
Social Media and Marketing Manager

Kylie McCracken
Marketing Manager

Susan McGrane
Production Manager

Julia Millman
Marketing Communications Coordinator

Asaka Narumi
Director, Web Development

Amber Ross
Multimedia Design and Production Manager

Justice Sifford
Marketing Content Creator/Coordinator

Kristin Wenger
Marketing Communications Director

Shannon Wolfgang
Director, Marketing Communications

Partnership Development

Derek Dawson
Senior Director, Partnership Development

Mark Davidson
Partnership Business Development Manager

Erica Just
Partnership Development Coordinator

Colleen Smith
Partnership Development Director


Jennifer Hawkins
Executive Director, SportsPITTSBURGH

Brady Inners
Sports Development Event Manager

Dana Kramer
Senior Sports Development Manager

Christen Miller
Sports Development Sales Coordinator