Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau


Plan Your Next Meeting in Galveston

Located just 50 minutes south of Houston, Galveston Island is a tropical getaway where groups can experience the laidback lifestyle of an island city without the high price tag of most beach destinations. Whether you are planning a family reunion in an intimate setting or a large convention with exhibit space, Galveston Island has a wide array of options designed to fit your needs. Planning an event or convention requires a high level of professionalism and attention toward the smallest details. Let the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau assist with your planning needs. From hotel rate requests to arranging off-site events, our seasoned sales team is here to offer complimentary assistance. For more information about hosting meetings in Galveston, visit

CVB Sales Team

Kelly de Schaun

Kelly de Schaun CTA, Executive Director - Oversees the Galveston Park Board which includes the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, Beach Patrol, Beach Parks and Coastal Zone Management.

Phone Direct: (409)797-5141
Fax: (409)797-5146

Meg Winchester

Meg Winchester CMP, Director - Oversees the Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visitor Information Center, and the sales and marketing staff.

Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456
Phone Direct: (409)797-5163
Fax: (409)765-8611

Ciara Basile

Ciara Basile, CTA, National Sales Manager - Marketing include National Corporate, National Associations and Government excluding markets in Austin and San Antonio.

Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456
Phone Direct: (409)797-5127
Fax: (409)765-8611

Dottie Bossley

Dottie Bossley, Regional Sales Director - Markets include: Texas State Associations and State Government, Austin; Corporate and National Associations.

Phone Direct: (409)797-5126
Fax: (409)515-5146

Tiffaney Hinojosa

Tiffaney Gonzales, Tour & Travel Manager - Markets Include: Tour & Travel Groups and Cruise Groups.

Phone Direct: (409)797-5128
Fax: (409)762-8911

Bryan Kunz

Bryan Kunz, Sports & Events Manager - Seeks and develops new special events in Galveston, and assists event planners with logistical needs.  Markets include sports, competitions, and special events.

Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456
Phone Direct: (409)797-5157

Anna Lopez

Anna Lopez, Office Coordinator

Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456
Phone Direct: (409)797-5145
Fax: (409)765-8611

Stacy Gilbert

Stacy Gilbert, Director of Convention Services, Visitors Center - Responsible for servicing all Meetings, Conventions, Motorcoaches and Day Groups, as well as managing our Visitors Centers.

Phone Toll-Free: (888)425-4753 ext.125
Phone Direct: (409)797-5125
Fax: (409)762-8911

Diana Derby

Diana Denby, Convention Services Manager - Responsible for servicing all Meetings, Conventions, Reunions and Motorcoach groups.

Phone Toll-Free: (888)425-4753 ext. 122
Phone Direct: (409)797-5122
Fax: (409)762-8911

Jacquelyn Helton

Jacquelyn Helton, Development Manager

Phone Direct: (409)797-5130

CVB Marketing

Melody Smith, Director of Marketing - Responsible for cruise related business, consumer marketing & Galveston tourism.
Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456 Phone Direct: (409)797-5123 Fax: (409)765-8611

Leah Cast, Director of Communications - Directs the CVB's strategic communications and public relations efforts for Galveston Island tourism, including handling requests from the media for press materials, press trips, interviews and more.
Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456
Phone Direct:(409)797-5152

Ivette Wilhelm, Public Relations Manager
Phone Direct: (409)797-5124

MaryBeth Bassett, Public Relations Coordinator
Phone Direct: (409)797-5121

Sarah Kinsler, Social Media Manager
Phone Direct: (409)797-5120

Taylor Greenwalt, Creative Services Coordinator
Phone Direct: (409)797-5166


Bryan Kunz

Bryan Kunz, Galveston Island Film Liaison - Serves as local contact for film producers, helping to identify filming locations and permitting requirements for movies, commercials, etc.

Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456
Phone Direct: (409)797-5157

Galveston Island Visitor Information Center

Galveston Island Visitor Information Center
2328 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone Toll-Free: (888)425-4753

For more information on the visitor center, click here.