Contact the Yakima Valley Staff

Yakima Valley Tourism

10 North 8th Street
Yakima, WA 98901

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Phone: (509) 575-3010
Fax: (509) 575-6252
Toll Free: 800-221-0751

Visitor Information Center

101 North Fair Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm | Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
(hours expand for event weekends and shorten in winter months)
Phone: (509) 573-3388
Fax: (509) 573-3389
Toll Free: 800-221-0751


Contact a staff member of the Yakima Valley Tourism

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John Cooper

President & CEO

Wendi Bixler

Controller & HR Manager

Stephanie Gangle

Office & Membership Sales Manager

Laura Rodriguez

Receptionist & Event Calendar Administrator

Convention Center

Connie Upton

General Manager

Lisa Krous

Assistant General Manager

Ryon Remmerden

Convention Center Sales Manager

Sam Dobbs

Director of Operations

Convention Sales

Brynn Kloster

Director of Convention & Group Sales

Diane Reim

Senior Sales Manager

Lorena Lopez

Convention Sales Manager

Leisure and Internet Marketing

Kirsten Danielson

Director of Marketing

Daniel Writer

Graphics & Web Developer

Diane Smestad

@yakimavalley Twitter Tweeter

Sports Marketing

Rich Austin

Director of Sports

Mike Carey

Senior Sports Sales Manager

Nicol Sloon

Sports Sales Assistant

Media and Tourism Development

Heather Decker

Media and Trade Relations Manager

Visitor Services

Pam Lakman

Visitor Information Center Manager

Diane Smestad

Travel Consultant - Visitor Information Center

Membership Services

Stephanie Gangle

Membership Sales Manager