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    The team at Visit Jacksonville is ready to help make your next event one to remember.


Meet the Team

Make your next meeting a success with expert support from our sales specialists.

The skilled meeting and convention team at Visit Jacksonville works with area vendors to get you the best value for your budget and add special touches to give your event. Contact the Visit Jacksonville sales team and discover how easy it is to plan your meeting or convention in Jacksonville, Florida!


    Sales & Services

  • Vice President, Sales & Services
    Monica Smith

    Monica Smith

    Phone: 904-421-9164
    Email: msmith@visitjacksonville.com


  • Sales & Services

  • National Accounts Manager
    Karen Townsend

    Karen Townsend

    Karen handles the Finance, Insurance and Education markets. With a primary focus in the South.

    Phone: (904) 421-9172
    Email: ktownsend@visitjacksonville.com


  • Sales & Services

  • National Accounts Manager
    Bob Doering

    Bob Doering

    Bob handles Religious and Fraternal in the SMERF markets. With a primary focus in the Midwest and International.

    Phone: (904) 798-9123
    Email: bdoering@visitjacksonville.com


  • Sales & Services

  • Senior Convention Services Manager
    Nicole Chapman

    Nicole Chapman

    Nicole manages the Convention Services Department to provide the highest quality customer service to meeting planners, convention attendees, exhibitors, vendors and all others associated with the successful functioning of conventions and meetings.

    Phone: (904) 421-9182
    Email: nchapman@visitjacksonville.com


  • Sales & Services

  • Meetings Express Coordinator
    Samantha Crouch

    Samantha Crouch

    Samantha provides support to the Convention Service Department of Visit Jacksonville to insure groups meeting have a positive experience and successful meeting. As well as, handling all small meetings with less than 150 total room nights (family reunions, equestrian center events).

    Phone: (904) 421-9162
    Email: scrouch@visitjacksonville.com


  • Sales & Services

  • Sales Coordinator
    Nicole Crawford

    Nicole Crawford

    Provides administrative support for Monica Smith and Karen Townsend. Nicole also assists in handling group tour requests.

    Phone: (904) 421-9159
    Email: ncrawford@visitjacksonville.com


  • Sales & Services

  • Sales & Services Administrative Assistant
    Lindsey Blazek

    Lindsey Blazek

    Provides administrative and servicing support for Josh Hoce, Bob Doering and the Convention Services Department.

    Phone: 904-421-9158
    Email: lblazek@visitjacksonville.com



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