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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 and Event Sales and Services

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Lexi Miech

Executive Director, Meeting and Event Sales

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Meeting and Event Sales Team

Jennifer Powers

Senior Event Sales Manager

Janet McRoberts, CMP

Corporate Sales Manager Crystal Class

Ramona Byram

Regional Meeting Sales Manager

Daniel Pferschy

Regional Meeting Sales Manager

Cole Sampson

Meeting Sales Manager

Nanci Pferschy

Meeting and Event Sales Manager

Meeting and Event Services Team

Sonia Leyva

Event Services Manager

Amy Sanchez

Event Services Manager

Donald Picerno

Event Tech & Audio Visual Manager

Meeting and Event Support Team

Brooke Olszewski

Business Analyst

Cynthia Farstad

Executive Administrator

Ana Molina

Sales Process Specialist

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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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 >