Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Welcomes New Sales Leaders
- June 26, 2023
LAS VEGAS (JUNE 23, 2023)
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has welcomed
four new sales leaders to help market and sell Las Vegas as the premier
meeting and event destination and grow meeting, convention and tradeshow
sales for the destination and the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
Rebecca DeLuca, CMP, Vice President of Destination Sales
As Vice President of Destination Sales, Rebecca will oversee the sales
and marketing efforts of the Destination Sales team to drive meeting and
convention business to Las Vegas.
Rebecca joins the LVCVA from Caesars Entertainment, where she was
Director of Key Accounts and Strategic Partnerships, leading the team
responsible for driving third-party sales strategy. She has also held
positions with the LVCVA, MGM Resorts International, Gaylord Hotels and
Cardinal Health. In addition to her robust sales and marketing
experience, Rebecca is a highly collaborative leader who brings a proven
track record of strengthening customer relationships, curating
compelling marketing initiatives and launching strategic partnerships.
David Sargent, Senior Director of Trade Show and Convention Sales
David will work to create new opportunities for meetings, conventions,
incentives and trade show markets. Based in Chicago, he will represent
the LVCVA domestically and internationally and work with various
stakeholders, including Las Vegas resort and mission partners, to boost
attendance at events in the destination.
David brings more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience to the
LVCVA. He has held leadership positions at major hotels in New York City
and Chicago, as well as at Freeman and at destination marketing
organizations including Choose Chicago and Visit Orlando.
Mai Lim, Director of Intermediary Sales
Mai will lead and grow meeting, convention and tradeshow sales for Las
Vegas and the LVCC, while driving business opportunities to the
LVCVA’s resort and mission partners. She will direct sales strategy to
drive leads and room nights for meetings and conventions into Las Vegas
and oversee retention and growth from key intermediary customers such as
HelmsBriscoe, ConferenceDirect, Maritz Global Events and HPN.
Mai joins the LVCVA from Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI),
where as Director of Global Sales she cultivated new business and
generated leads for more than 250 independent luxury hotels all over the
globe. A veteran hotelier for more than 20 years, Mai has held a variety
of sales leadership roles at MGM Resorts International and Station
Casinos in Las Vegas and at Viejas Casino and Resort in San Diego.
Jon Watson, National Sales Manager
Based in Washington D.C., Jon will promote Las Vegas to the LVCVA’s
mid-Atlantic based customers while supporting the agency’s mission
through lead generation and regional account development. He will also
build and maintain client relationships that create business
opportunities for the Authority’s mission partners.
Jon joins the LVCVA from Caesars Entertainment, where he spent eight
years as a National Sales Manager successfully leveraging industry
relationships to bring new business to Las Vegas. Jon has also held
sales positions at Destination DC and Hargrove, Inc., and at global
gaming and hospitality brands including Marriott International and
Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
To learn more about the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority,
visit LVCVA.com  and www.vegasmeansbusiness.com .
ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with
marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination
worldwide and with operating the 4.6 million square-foot Las Vegas
Convention Center (LVCC). With more than 150,000 hotel rooms and more
than 14 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas
alone, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting leisure and business
visitors to the area. The LVCVA also owns the Las Vegas Convention
Center Loop designed and operated by The Boring Company and also owns
the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops
throughout the resort corridor. For more information, go to