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Convention Sales Team

Our exceptional Sales Team is ready to help make your meeting, convention, or sporting event a huge success by offering you a collaborative approach of "can do" efficiency and ease. A specially assigned sales professional will help assist you through the process of contract facilitation and site selection. When you partner with the Visit Albuquerque, your staff grows by 40, all at no cost to you. Let us work with you to find the right fit for your next successful event. 

Michael Lakoff

Director of Sales

Deployment: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY, Member: MPI New Mexico, PCMA Rocky Mountain Chapter

Larry Atchison

Associate Director of Sales

Deployment: DC, MD, VA; Religious Member: MPI - Potomac, RCMA, AEPA, NCBMP

Misty Jester

Senior National Sales Manager

Deployment: AR, IA, KS, LA, MN, MO, ND, NE, OK, SD, TX Member: PCMA Heartland Chapter, KCSAE, KCMPI, Exclusive Military Reunion Contact

Clarissa Baca

Senior National Sales Manager

Support Staff:

Liz Burnam

Executive Administrative Assistant

Alisha Wilson

Administrative Assistant

Sports Commission

The Sports Commission of Visit Albuquerque provides its clients with site selection and award-winning customer service. As the largest city in New Mexico, Albuquerque combines deep multi-cultural roots with state of the art sports facilities in an easy accessible, very affordable, weather-friendly environment. 

Angie Jepsen

Senior Sales Manager, Sports

Member: USA Track & Field, NASC

Angela Gandy

Sports Sales Manager

Convention Services Team

Whether you're looking for an unusual conference venue or a state-of-the-art meeting facility, the Visit Albuquerque Convention Services Team, with a combined 41 plus years of experience, is your event partner in Albuquerque. We're designed, and not limited to, assisting you with destination site inspections of hotels, attractions, off-site venues and vendors, all at no cost to you. 

Cecilia Padilla-Quillen

Director of Convention & Visitor Services

Member: ESPA, MPI

Denise Suttle, CMP

Assistant Director of Convention Services

Member: PCMA, ESPA

Cristina Baca

Sports & Convention Services Manager

Member: ESPA

Roxane Cisneros

Visitors Services Manager

Member: DMAI

Jeremy Brittain

Administrative Assistant