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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 & Events Leadership

Mark McMinn

Vice President, Meeting & Event Sales and Services

GSR Meeting and Events Team, Julie Greer

Julie Greer

Director, Meeting Sales

GSR Meeting and Events Team, Jerry Davidson

Jerry Davidson

Director, Event Services

Meeting & Events Sales Team

Sheena Pena, GSR Meeting and Events Team

Sheena Pena

Sr. Manager, Event Sales

Suzanne Thomas

Manager, National Sales

Daniel Pferschy

Manager, National Sales

Cole Sampson

Regional Manager, Meeting Sales

Breeze Yerves

Manager, Regional Sales

GSR Meeting and Events Team, Brittany Granger

Israel Lopez

Manager, Meeting Sales

Zach Edmonds, GSR Meeting and Events Team

Zach Edmonds

Manager, Corporate Sales

Christopher Groepper

Manager, Meeting Sales

Sandra VanScott

Event Sales Manager

Meeting & Events Services Team

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

Maya Stibick

Manager, Event Services

Meeting & Events Audio Visual Team

Gary Guberman

Director, Audio Visual and Technical Services

Jerome Pierce

Manager, Audio Visual Operations

Meeting & Events Support Team

Cynthia Farstad

Executive Administrative Assistant

GSR Meeting and Events Team, Liz Owens

Elizabeth Owens

Coordinator, Event Services

Ana Molina

Specialist, Business Processes

Anna Kintzer

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 >