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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
Craig Davis

Craig Davis

President & CEO

Karen Fisher

Karen Fisher

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Loftus

Tom Loftus

Chief Marketing Officer

Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins

Executive Director, SportsPITTSBURGH

Brenda Hill

Brenda Hill

Vice President, Destination Services

Dawn Holden

Dawn Holden

Vice President, Partnership Development

Mary Grasha Houpt

Mary Grasha Houpt

Vice President, Human Resources

Karl Pietrzak

Karl Pietrzak

Vice President, Convention Sales

Convention Sales

Karl Pietrzak
Vice President of 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
National Sales Director, Minnesota Office

Sonya Maness
Convention Sales Assistant

Michelyn Tinor
National Sales Director

Mackenzie Trunzo
Sales and Market Research Coordinator

Josh Valasek
National Sales Director

Destination Services

Brenda Hill
Vice President of Destination Services

Kristen Turner
Director, Convention Services

Scott Hershberger
Director, Tourism Services

Jaime Andrade-Budesa
Senior Services Manager

Mary Emili
Visitor Services Specialist

Molly Evans
Destination Services Coordinator

Barb Hollie
Destination and Visitor Services Manager

Wendy Lachendro
Visitor Services Representative

Glenn Lopata
Visitor Services Representative

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

Michelle Grew
Executive Assistant

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


Tom Loftus
Chief Marketing Officer

Molly Allwein
Senior Marketing and Community Affairs Manager

Kylie McCracken
Marketing Manager

Brenda Miller
Senior Director, Marketing

Julia Millman
Communications Coordinator

Susan McGrane
Production Manager

Asaka Narumi
Director, Website Development

Randy Schreiber
Director, Multi-Media Design and Production

Justice Sifford
Marketing Content Creator/Coordinator

Melissa Wade
Senior Director, Communications

Kristin Wenger
Communications Director

Partnership Development

Dawn Holden
Vice President of Partnership Development

Mark Davidson
Business Development/Retention Manager

Erica Just
Partnership Development Coordinator

Colleen Smith
Partnership Development Director

Ashley Steckel
Advertising Sales Director


Jennifer Hawkins
Executive Director, SportsPITTSBURGH

Derek Dawson
Sports Development Director

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