Sherry Bastani Joins Discover Santa Clara(R)

Santa Clara Convention Center

New Convention Sales Manager at the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Santa Clara, CA

October 10, 2023 – Sherry Bastani has joined Discover Santa Clara(R),
the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Santa Clara,
CA, as Convention Sales Manager.  

Discover Santa Clara(R) markets and promotes the city of Santa Clara,
the Santa Clara Convention Center [1], partner hotels and venues as the
destination of choice to national, regional, and local organizations and
as a premium destination for conventions, meetings, trade shows,
athletics, and group leisure events. The destination includes Levi’s(R)
Stadium [2], location of Super Bowl LX and an official host community
for the 2026 FIFA World Cup(tm), both in 2026.  Santa Clara’s
attractions also include California’s Great America [3] amusement park,
Intel Museum [4], and the Triton Museum of Art [5]. The campus of the
renown Santa Clara University [6] is also the location of the historic
Mission Santa Clara de Asis [7], and the de Saisset Museum [8].  

As Convention Sales Manager, Bastani promotes Santa Clara as the
destination of choice for meetings and conventions in Silicon Valley.
Her focus is on cultivating strategic alliances with key clients,
raising awareness about Santa Clara’s diverse range of offerings, and
securing citywide events for the Convention Center, partner hotels, and
venues.

“I love promoting Santa Clara because the city has everything needed for
great conventions and events.  Among my favorite assets are the
proximity to Levi’s(R) Stadium, California’s Great America, and other
unique venues; easy access to all forms of transportation, from regional
public transportation to Mineta International Airport in San Jose; a
diverse and delicious food scene; and our outstanding Convention Center
– all on a scale that is easily manageable and accessible,” Bastani
said.

“Sherry is skilled at cultivating and maintaining relationships and
delivers top customer service when working with corporate clients, event
planners, and travel agencies.  She fits right in with our dynamic team
and destination,” said Discover Santa Clara Director of Sales Luz
Chatman.

With more than ten years of management experience, Bastani most recently
was Senior Sales Manager at Kimpton Alton in San Francisco.  She has
also held management positions at Carmel Valley Ranch, Marlowe & Petit
Marlowe/Big Night Restaurant Group, Scala’s Bistro and The Starlight
Room.   She is also licensed in real estate sales and worked with
Compass Realty – The Kate McCaffrey Group.  

Bastani studied Sociology at San Jose State University and holds a
degree in Arts in Sociology from West Valley College.  She earned a
Certificate in Graphic Design at Academy of Art University.

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The official DMO for Santa Clara, CA, Discover Santa Clara(R) (Silicon
Valley/Santa Clara DMO, Inc., a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)(6)
organization) partners with 11 top hotels, the 260,000+ sq. ft. Santa
Clara Convention Center [1] and Levi’s(R) Stadium [2].  Santa Clara’s
attractions include California’s Great America [3] amusement park, Intel
Museum [4],  and the Triton Museum of Art [5].  The campus of the renown
Santa Clara University [6] is also the location of the historic Mission
Santa Clara de Asis [7].  Served by two international airports – San
Jose and San Francisco – Santa Clara is located at the forefront of
innovation in the heart of Silicon Valley. www.discoversantaclara.org
[9]

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