Meet Our Team

The Bellevue Convention Center Authority operates Meydenbauer Center, the Meydenbauer Center Theatre and Visit Bellevue Washington. Our team looks forward to assisting you with your event. If you have a general inquiry please contact us at 425-637-1020 or email

Executive Team

Tim Carr,  Chief Executive Officer

Patrick McCluskey, Chief Financial Officer

Human Resources

Janelle Simpliciano, Director of Human Resources


Renee Wasisco, Accounting Manager

Food and Beverage

Bruce Collier, Director of Food and Beverage

Ernie Timog, Banquet Manager

Facility Services

Jeff Vaughan, CVP, Director of Facility Services

Mickey Phillips, Technical Services Supervisor

Brent Hammer, Facilities Manager

Jeremy Heinrichs, MBA, Security & Transportation Manager

Meydenbauer Center Theatre

Jeff Vaughan, CVP, Director of Facility Services

Brittan Drake, Theatre Production Manager

Devon Powell, Theatre Services Manager

Sales & Events

Sara Waltemire, CMP, CVP, Director of Sales & Events

Courtney Barnes, Senior Event Manager

Alison Jenkins, Event Manager 

Andi McConnell, Event Manager

Allison Kourkos, Event Coordinator

Trevor Barnyak, Event Concierge 

Marketing and Communications

Devon Allen, Marketing & Communications Manager

Visit Bellevue Washington

Brad Jones, Executive Director

Jane Kantor, CMP, Director of Sales

Chris Dunham, CMP, Convention Sales Manager

Stephanie Steele, Convention Sales Manager

Kristina Lucas, Event Services Manager

Justin Lynch, Director of Marketing & Communications

Alexis Scheinman, Communications Manager

Justin Yi, Marketing Manager

Alexis Beeton, Director of Visitor Experience

We are also proud to partner with AudioVisual Factory as our preferred AV supplier and Republic Parking for professional parking management services.


Zach Thornes, Parking Supervisor

AV Factory

Pat Morris, Director of AV Operations

Dave Jungck, Account Executive 

For more information from AV Factory, check out their website.