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Team Grand

Meet the Team

Our experienced and dedicated staff will make planning your next event at Grand Sierra Resort easy, whether you’re planning a business meeting, banquet, convention or tradeshow. Our team will walk you through the process, answer your questions and ensure that your event is a success. Our staff is trained to give you the attention and quality service you deserve.

Meeting and Event Leadership

Mark McMinn

Vice President, Meeting & Event Sales and Services

Meeting and Event Sales Team

Sheena Pena, GSR Meeting and Events Team

Sheena Pena

Sr. Manager, Event Sales

Janet McRoberts, CMP

Sr. Manager, Corporate Sales

Ramona Byram

Sr. Manager, Meeting Sales

GSR Meeting and Events Team, Julie Greer

Julie Greer

Manager, Meeting Sales & Business Development

Daniel Pferschy

Manager, Meeting Sales

Cole Sampson

Manager, Meeting Sales

Amy Sanchez

Manager, Meeting Sales

Meeting and Event Services Team

GSR Meeting and Events Team, Jerry Davidson

Jerry Davidson

Director, Event Services

Jon Canton, GSR Meeting and Events Team

Jon Canton

Sr. Manager, Event Services

Sonia Leyva, GSR Meeting and Events Team

Sonia Leyva

Manager, Event Services

Donald Picerno

Manager, Event Tech & Audio Visual

GSR Meeting and Events Team, Peggy Quintana

Peggy Quintana

Coordinator, Event Tech & Audio Visual

Meeting and Event Support Team

Brooke Olszewski

Business Analyst

Cynthia Farstad

Executive Administrative Assistant

Zach Edmonds, GSR Meeting and Events Team

Zach Edmonds

Coordinator, Corporate Sales

GSR Meeting and Events Team, Liz Owens

Elizabeth Owens

Coordinator, Event Services

GSR Meeting and Events Team, Brittany Granger

Brittany Granger

Coordinator, Event Sales

Ana Molina

Specialist, Business Processes

Zerick Harris

Specialist, Business Processes

Pandemic Compliance Advisors

In addition to the extensive health and safety initiatives already in place throughout the resort, the Meetings and Events team members have completed training as Pandemic Compliant Advisors (PCA) through a program developed and conducted by Health Education Services. The purpose of this certification is to define the role and describe the responsibilities of those whose duty it is to ensure that safe practices are implemented, communicated, and effectively carried out throughout the whole meeting cycle.

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Request for Proposal

Your Health & Safety Is Our Priority

While we could not be more pleased to welcome you to GSR, we realize that our world is a much different place — and many concerns must be addressed in a meaningful and transparent manner in order to provide much needed piece of mind. GSR is committed to doing our best to provide a safe and healthy environment for our valued guests and devoted team members. To that end, we have developed a comprehensive health and safety program that we have implemented in coordination with the re-opening of the property. READ MORE >