Event Management Team

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Event Management Team

Experienced staff to help plan your next successful event

Chris Adamec, CMP

Senior Event Manager

Industry Member: International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)

Chris graduated from Northeastern University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Business Management.  Pre- and post-graduation he worked as an Event Creator for Ticketmaster of New England in Boston before moving to Denver.  He is currently the Senior Event Manager for the Colorado Convention Center.  With over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Chris has managed and co-managed hundreds of international, national, regional and citywide conventions, trade and consumer shows, corporate meetings and concerts.
 

Lindsey Richeaux, CMP

Senior Event Manager

Industry Member: Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

Lindsey first began her career in the hospitality industry in 2001 with an internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. Since then, she has had opportunities to work in Guest Relations at Magic Kingdom, Convention Services at the Yacht and Beach Club, Recruiting and Park Operations with Disney. These varied experiences helped Lindsey transition into event management when she joined the Colorado Convention Center team in 2006. Lindsey has handled events of all shapes and sizes here at the Colorado Convention Center and has worked with diverse teams to create successful events. Lindsey received her designation as a Certified Meeting Professional in 2009, and formerly sat on the MPIRMC Board as the Director of Marketing and remains an active and supportive member.
 

Morgan Benjamin, CMP

Senior Event Manager

Over the last eight years Morgan has gained experience in several industry segments. Before joining the Colorado Convention Center team she had the opportunity to work guest relations for large sporting events, special events, and corporate functions. Morgan has also gained concert experience working in operations and security in small to medium-sized concert venues. Since joining the event management team in August of 2008, she has serviced a variety of events that range from corporate trainings and meetings to public shows and conventions.
 

Brandon Sims, CMP

Senior Event Manager

Born in New Orleans and raised in Kansas City, Brandon always wanted to experience the hospitality industry firsthand in the dynamic tourist destination of Orlando.  After a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Florida State University, he began his career.  He was responsible for booking and managing group and convention business for Disney area resorts.  Shortly before moving to Denver in 2009, he obtained the Certified Meetings Professional designation.   Brandon managed a variety of high profile events around Colorado for Epicurean Culinary Group before stepping into his current role at the Colorado Convention Center in August of 2013. 

Tyler Hunt, CMP

Senior Event Manager

Tyler, a Colorado native, moved from the western slope to the Denver/Metro area to pursue his passion for sports and study event management.  A graduate of Johnson & Wales University – Denver, where he received his bachelor’s in Sports/Events/Entertainment Management.
He began his career in the Events Industry with the Colorado Convention Center as an intern.  Tyler has managed numerous events, in his time with the CCC, among them: The International Sportsmen’s Expo, Denver Comic Con, and Colorado Garden & Home Show.

Becky Capolungo, CMP

Senior Event Manager

Industry Member: Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

Becky  began her career at the Colorado Convention Center in 2011 in the Sales Department and moved to Event Management in 2013. She attended Metropolitan State College of Denver where she received a BA degree in Hospitality – Events and Tourism in 2010.  Prior to that she worked in several Denver Metro area restaurants and hotels and for four years at MillerCoors in Golden, CO.

Karissa Burns, CMP

Senior Event Manager

Karissa, a life-long Colorado resident, moved to Denver to pursue a degree in Sports/Entertainment/Event Management from Johnson & Wales University.  After completing her internship with the Colorado Convention Center in 2009, she continued employment with the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club.  She then furthered her hospitality career with VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau in the Convention Sales & Services Departments for nearly three years.  In February 2013, she joined the Event Management Team.

Jamie Heldt

Bellco Theatre Manager

Jamie graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Tourism, Leisure, and Event Planning. She began her career in guest relations working at The Denver Hilton Garden Inn and Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. She managed numerous events including fundraising events, concerts, and corporate events while working with The Make-A-Wish Foundation and The United States Olympic Committee.  In March of 2014, Jamie joined the Colorado Convention Center Event Management team as an Event Manager and in 2015 was promoted to Bellco Theatre Manager.

Tricia Weldon

Event Manager

Tricia began her career as an Intern in the Sales Department at the Colorado Convention Center. She played Women’s Basketball at Cornell College and received her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in August 2011 in Sports/Entertainment and Event Management from Johnson & Wales University here in Colorado.  She joined the Event Management  Team in October 2011.

Brian Clark

Event Manager

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Brian arrived in Colorado in 2006 to study at the University of Colorado at Boulder. After graduating in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, he immediately dove into the Event Management industry with an operations internship at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. From there, he took an Event Manager position with the Colorado Convention Center in the summer of 2010. In January 2014, Brian took an Operations Manager position with Penton Exhibition Services in Boulder, Colorado. Finally, in June 2014, Brian returned to his former position as an Event Manager at the Colorado Convention Center. He currently resides in Broomfield, Colorado with his wife Lindy, and enjoys an active lifestyle, traveling, and mentoring high school student athletes.

Lauren Grinewich

Event Manager

As a Colorado native, Lauren has always had an insatiable passion for sports and the hospitality industry. After obtaining a degree in Personal Training from the National Personal Training Institute, she graduated from Johnson & Wales University with honors receiving a Bachelor of Science in Sports, Entertainment, & Event Management with a concentration in Adventure, Sports, and Nature Based Tourism. She held an internship at the United States Olympic Training Center, helping plan and execute the Junior Olympics for USA shooting, which was hosted in Colorado Springs, CO in summer 2014. Lauren began her career at Cherry Hills Country Club, as an Event Supervisor, where she managed numerous events including the 2012 U.S. Amateur Golf Championship. Lauren joined the Event Management Team in May 2015. 

Mona Roy

Event Management Coordinator

Mona’s career as an event coordinator started with the 2006 North American Indigenous Games and continued coordinating events with in the American Indian community locally and nationally such as The National Congress of American Indians from Washington D.C. and locally with the Native Element here in Denver. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado –Denver in Political Science emphasis in Indigenous Politics-International Relations and has obtained a Masters Degree in Non-Profit Management-Global Leadership from Regis University-Denver, CO. Mona joined the Event Management Team in October 2011.

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