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Contact Us

Use the list below to locate the appropriate contact person, or call/email our office at: 

171 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 545
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 258-7388 (877) VISIT GR
VisitUs@ExperienceGR.com

Due to the Governor's Stay Home, Stay Safe. order, our office is currently closed. Our team is following safety guidelines and will continue to work from remote locations. 

Staff can be emailed directly by using first initial last name [at] ExperienceGR.com or simply copy the email and paste into your send field of your email.

Staff Listings

Administration

Doug Small, CTA

President
DSmall@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3541

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Abby Jefferson, CTA

Executive Coordinator
AJefferson@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3552

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Kim Young, CTA

Vice President of Information Systems
KYoung@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3555

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Dan Jonkman, CTA

Vice President of Finance & Administration
DJonkman@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3548

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Angela Nelson, CTA

Vice President of Multicultural Business Development
ANelson@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3568

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Carol Campbell, CTA

Accounting Manager
CCampbell@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3572

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Ashley Gechoff, CTA

Executive Assistant
AGechoff@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3565

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Dan Kyle, CTA

Systems Administrator
DKyle@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3551

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Sales & Services

Mary Manier, CTP, CTA

Director of Sales
MManier@ExperienceGR.com
(877) 847-4847 ext. 3554

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Heidi Schmitt, GMS, CTA

Director of State Accounts
HSchmitt@ExperienceGR.com
(877) 847-4847 ext. 3557

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Nichole Steele, CTA

National Sales Manager
NSteele@ExperienceGR.com
(877) 847-4847 ext. 3547

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Kelsey Helstowski, CTA

National Sales Manager
KHelstowski@ExperienceGR.com
(877) 847-4847 ext. 3546

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Leslie Hastings, CHSP, CASE

National Sales Manager
LHastings@ExperienceGR.com
(703) 469-1784

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Nancy Ruppert, CTA

Convention Development Manager
NRuppert@ExperienceGR.com
(877) 847-4847 ext. 3549

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Dave Nitkiewicz, CTA

Specialty Markets Sales Manager
DNitkiewicz@ExperienceGR.com
(877) 847-4847 ext. 3574

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Marlene Bushouse, CTA

Senior Sales Administrator
MBushouse@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388

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Andie Newcomer, CMP, GMS, CTA

Director of Events
ANewcomer@ExperienceGR.com
(877) 847-4847 ext. 3559

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Jackie Stone, CMP, CTA

Events Manager
JStone@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3573

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Maria Liddil, CMP, CTA

Events Coordinator
MLiddil@ExperienceGR.com
(877) 847-4847 ext. 3575

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Tim Nelson, CMP, CTA

Director of Convention Services
TNelson@ExperienceGR.com
(877) 847-4847 ext. 3556

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Brandy McCallum-Martin, CTA

Convention Services Manager
BMcCallum@ExperienceGR.com
(877) 847-4847 Ext. 3543

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Jade Lowe, CTA

Convention Services Specialist
JLowe@ExperienceGR.com
(877) 847-4847 Ext. 3540

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Marketing

Janet Korn, CTA

Senior Vice President
JKorn@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3545

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Kate Lieto, CTA

Director of Marketing
KLieto@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3553

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Andrea Robyns, CTA

Marketing Technology Director
ARobyns@experiencegr.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3550

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Laura Edgington, CTA

Marketing & Social Media Manager
LEdgington@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3571

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Lisa Verhil, CTA

Visitor Services Manager
LVerhil@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3578

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Kelly Messerly, CTA

Marketing Content Manager
KMesserly@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3558

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Stephanie Bradley, CTA

Public Relations Manager
SBradley@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3577

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Jack Stanley, CTA

Video and Digital Content Creator
JStanley@ExperienceGR.com
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3567

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Ronda Garmon, CTA

Visitor Concierge
RGarmon@ExperienceGR.com (616) 258-7388 ext. 3542

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Thank you to our Board of Directors that share their passion for Grand Rapids.

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