Meet the Team

Get in touch with the Visit Jacksonville team.

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Get to know the friendly and helpful team at Visit Jacksonville. Click through for contact information for every member of our team including sales, destination experience, marketing, media, and more.

Executive Team

Michael Corrigan
President & CEO

Charged with marketing, selling and promoting Jacksonville’s image, driving visitation and boosting the economy through tourism.

Office Phone: 904-421-9150

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Sarina Wiechens
Chief Operating Officer

Responsible for overseeing the daily operations and staff of Visit Jacksonville to support the vision and mission of the President and CEO as well as the Board of Directors.

Office Phone: 904-421-9152

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Katie Mitura
Chief Marketing Officer

Oversees the Marketing team to implement the goals of the President and CEO for Visit Jacksonville pertaining to marketing Jacksonville as a premier destination.

Office Phone: 904-421-9160

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Courtney Gumbinger
Director of Destination Experience

Oversees the Destination Experience team to provide exceptional customer service, referrals and amenities to both individual visitors as well as group or meeting attendees.

Office Phone: 904-421-9151

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Administration

Michael O'Connor
Senior Accounting Manager

Responsible for all financial aspects of Visit Jacksonville business.

Office Phone: 904-421-9155

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Laurie Kopstad
Senior Analytics Manager

Oversees data analytics and reporting to develop market place analysis of trends in tourism and convention sales and marketing for Visit Jacksonville.

Office Phone: 904-421-9178

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Lisa Sharrit
Administration & Finance Manager

Responsible for financial and human resource aspects of Visit Jacksonville business.

Office Phone: 904-421-9181

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Nicole Crawford
Administration & Support Manager

Responsible for administrative support and travel coordination.

Office Phone: 904-421-9159

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Convention Sales

Bob Doering
Senior National Accounts Manager

Promotes Jacksonville as a premier destination to the Midwest, International, Religious, Fraternal and Military markets.

Office Phone: 904-798-9123

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Laura Gonzalez
National Accounts Manager

Promotes Jacksonville as a premier destination to the West Coast, Northeast, Sports, Health & Fitness, Medical and Tech markets.


Office Phone: 904-421-9182

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Karen Townsend
National Accounts Manager

Promotes Jacksonville as a premier destination to the South, Southeast, Education, Finance & Insurance markets.

Phone Number: 904-421-9172

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Destination Experience

Paloma Martin
Destination Experience Manager

Provides exceptional customer service, referrals and amenities to individuals, groups and planners coming to Jacksonville and acts as liaison with local hoteliers and businesses.

Office Phone: 904-421-9176

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Jorie Allinson
Destination Experience Assistant Manager

Provides exceptional customer service, referrals and amenities to individuals, groups and planners coming to Jacksonville and acts as liaison with local hoteliers and businesses. Assists visitors contacting or entering centers or as a part of a conference or group with requests for information, maps and brochures, referrals and trip planning services.

Office Phone: 904-798-9111 ext. 510

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Lauren Hickox
Destination Experience Assistant Manager

Provides exceptional customer service, referrals and amenities to individuals, groups and planners coming to Jacksonville and acts as liaison with local hoteliers and businesses. Assists visitors contacting or entering centers or as a part of a conference or group with requests for information, maps and brochures, referrals and trip planning services.

Office Phone: 904-798-9111 ext. 528

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Monica Pope
Destination Experience Coordinator

Assists visitors contacting or entering centers or as a part of a conference or group with requests for information, maps and brochures, referrals
and trip planning services.

Office Phone: 904-798-9111

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Kerry Weatherhead
Destination Experience Coordinator

Assists visitors contacting or entering centers or as a part of a conference or group with requests for information, maps and brochures, referrals and trip planning services.

Office Phone: 904-798-9111

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Seymour Jax
Mobile Visitor Center

Responsible for showing you all there is to do and see in Jacksonville. Seymour often roams the streets and is set up at special events. Stop by, say hi, take a selfie and use #SeymourJax on social.

Meet Seymour

Marketing

Andrea Mestdagh
Senior Marketing Communications Manager

Manages Visit Jacksonville's marketing annual goals and contract. Responsible for Visit Jacksonville's communications and public relations initiatives to ensure successful completion of required deliverables for both public relations and marketing initiatives.

Office Phone: 904-421-9169

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Shivani Kanji
Marketing Social Media Manager

Manages Visit Jacksonville’s social media accounts, promotion initiatives, vendor execution and associated deliverables to satisfy the goals of the marketing contract.

Office Phone: 904-421-9183

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Kelly Sanderson
Convention Sales Marketing Manager

Responsible for all of the marketing initiatives and strategies associated with helping our sales team bring conventions and groups to Jacksonville.

Office Phone: 904-421-9162

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Lauren Stuart
Marketing Manager

Manages website performance and updates and special projects for the marketing team.

Office Phone: 904-421-9166

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Tucker
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Responsible for exploring Jacksonville and posing for photos. Follow his adventures on Instagram @tuckerlovesjax.

Meet Tucker
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