About the Center: Administration and Staff


  • Gina Lopez, Chief Executive Officer
  • BriAnn Guillen, HR Manager
  • Judith Godoy, Office Manager
  • Joana Sosa, Education Manager

Central Operations

  • Ernie Valverde, Facilities Manager
  • Michael Wright, Operations Manager

Conference Center Sales

  • Karen Cleland, Director of Conference Sales
  • Terri Thomas-Fry, Sr. Catering Sales Manager
  • Coby Thompson, Sr. Catering Sales Manager
  • Jose Sanchez, Banquet and Concessions Manager
  • Eric Ybarra, Executive Chef

Front of House

  • Dale Nicole, Front of House Manager


  • Candice Cleland, Marketing and Communications Manager


  • Beth Marino, Director of Museum & Visual Arts


  • Jesse Gonzalez, Philanthropy Manager
  • Wendy Cota, Philanthropy Coordinator

Technical Production

  • Rob Collier, Director of Technical Production
  • Benjamin Mann, Technical Production Manager

Theater Operations and Sales

  • Julianna Crespo, Director of Performing Arts
  • Rosemary Soto, Theater Sales Manager
  • Monica Paniagua, Theater Sales Manager
  • Tom Abruzzo, Dorris Staples Theatrical Conservatory Director
  • Jordan Beck, Managing Producer of Theatrical Productions
  • Jeremy Scott Lapp, Artistic Director of Theatrical Productions
  • Jason Danio, Ticket Office Manager

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