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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

  • 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


  • Marketing

  • Marketing & Communications Administrative Assistant

    Patrice Ross

    Provide Administrative support to marketing and communications departments of Visit Jacksonville. Day-to-day tasks include; media tracking, Jax Ale Trail fulfillment, weekly newsletters and event listings to media and partners.

    Phone: 904-421-9181
    Email: pross@visitjacksonville.com


  • Sales & Services

  • National Accounts Manager

    Veronica Gruber

    Promotes Jacksonville to the Northeast, and West Coast Corporate, Association as well as Medical/Pharma markets.

    Phone: 904-421-9154
    Email: vgruber@visitjacksonville.com



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Feedback

  • The professional and responsive nature of Visit Jacksonville aided well in developing this event into the success it was.”~Brad Rossacci, Anthony Travel Inc.

  • The owners are thrilled with how the meeting went, and they loved Jacksonville. Nothing they would change. The Hyatt went out of their way to smile and be helpful. Jacksonville is fabulous, it was great to be on the river. All of the contractors were very happy with the venue and meeting. I want to put Jacksonville in our meeting rotation!”~Kate Schifle, Director of Seminar Management for National Comfort Institute

  • We would like to thank you for all of your help and support for our conference. The feedback to date has been overwhelmingly positive. We had a great conference and we couldn?t have done it without you.”~Sandy Sue, Brookfield Real Estate Services

  • This missive comes to express the lasting impressions we left Jacksonville with. My colleagues and I enjoyed the beauty of the city and the outstanding job Glenda Washington with your organization did in hosting our group.”~Church of God in Christ 2010 Bishop’s Conference-Bishop Floyd E. Perry

  • Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to see all of you out there and our celebs were very impressed. You rock!”~Donna Deegan, 26.2 with Donna


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