Our Leaders



Chief Executive Officer

Fearless leader and seasoned hospitality professional.

Tim is Meydenbauer Center’s fearless CEO and long-term employee of 23 years in a variety of roles. He’s spent his career in numerous hospitality positions having started as a Chef. Tim previously worked for private clubs, started a restaurant chain, and served as a hospitality consultant. He studied Urban and Regional Planning at Western Washington University, attended the Culinary Institute of America and is active in the International Association of Venue Managers. Tim is also participating in their Senior Executive Symposium at Cornell. He enjoys fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family and his beloved Aussie, Arya.



Chief Financial Officer

Patrick started with Meydenbauer Center in August of 2013 and now serves as our CFO. He has 17 years of experience in the industry including 6 years with the Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field and 5 years working with SMG at the ShoWare Center. Graduate of Central Washington University, Patrick was born and raised in the Greater Seattle Area and is a devoted outdoor activities enthusiast and Seattle sports fan.



Chief Operating Officer

Self-proclaimed lover of all things food and wine.

Sara, our fearless Chief Operating Officer, started at Meydenbauer Center fresh out of college as an Event Assistant. Proud “boomerang” employee, she left for a job in the corporate world only to return to the Meydenbauer Center family in a new role. Sara found her passion for events while in high school, working at Starbucks, helping to coordinate involvement in fundraising events around Albuquerque. She is a cat-lover, jet setter and self-proclaimed lover of all things food and wine.



Director of Food & Beverage

Staying sane by staying active.

Bruce, Meydenbauer Center’s Director of Food & Beverage, is a “boomerang” employee and started back with us in August of 2018. He brings 20+ years of experience in hospitality and food and beverage operations. Bruce has been in the Seattle area since 2004 and loves travel. He has a passion for food, wine, and beer and stays sane by running, mountain biking, and golfing.



Director of Facility Services

Impassioned by innovation and history.

Jeremy Heinrichs is Meydenbauer’s skilled Director of Facility Services. With over 5 years of industry experience and a love for learning, Jeremy delivers a superior experience to his clients. In addition to his invaluable facilities work, Jeremy also worked in security management for 10 years. Prior to working at Meydenbauer, Jeremy served in the US Marine Corps, and obtained his MBA with an emphasis in Strategy and Management. In his free time, Jeremy loves grilling and smoking meat, and tending to his pet turtle Buster that he has had for more than twenty 25 five years.


Thornton, CMP

Director of Sales & Marketing

World traveling chocolate lover.

Tracy Thornton joined the Meydenbauer team as Director of Sales and Marketing in 2022. With over 20 years of invaluable industry experience, Tracy believes hospitality is all about the relationship she forms with her clients and being someone people want to know and work with. In her career, Tracy has mainly been on the venue side of the event business, working in entertainment venues before transitioning to convention centers. Her career in hospitality also included working on cruise ships which just intensified her love of travel and being able to sample chocolate from around the world.  When she is not making her client’s event dreams a reality or planning her next travel adventure, Tracy enjoys musical theatre and curling up with a cup of tea and a good book.

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