About Us

About the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, California to visitors nationally and internationally.  With support from the hospitality industry, the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau implemented a Tourism Marketing District and adopted an aggressive five-year strategic plan focusing on marketing initiatives to bring visitors to the region, build brand and destination awareness while enhancing the local economy.

Since its conception two years ago, the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau has experienced dramatic growth and has produced annual events such as The Huck Finn Jubilee Music Festival, The Route 66 Crusin’ Reunion Car Show, Inland Empire Restaurant Week and the Christmas on Euclid Experience to expand the destination’s brand awareness, attracting visitors to the area that increase hotel overnight stays.  Most recently, the Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau was awarded, by the State of California to build, own and operate a Welcome Center in Ontario Mills Mall in 2015. 

As destination experts we provide visitors, groups and meeting professionals with an unbiased, comprehensive resource when planning a visit within the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, California.  The region boasts scenic mountains, deserts, vineyards and metropolitan areas that are both historic and cosmopolitan in character that make it Ideal for leisure and business travel. The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau will provide the necessary tools to execute a successful experience. 

Executive

Michael K. Krouse

CMP, CHME, CASE
President/CEO

909-937-3001
Scott Goldberg

Executive Director

(909) 937-3002
David Jefferis

Director of Finance

(909) 937-3011
Lorraine C. Chapman

Director of Strategic Alliances

(909) 937-3032
David Goldschmidt

Sr. Manager, Research, Sales Operations & Market Strategy

(909) 937-3020
Rod Blackwood

Human Resources Manager

(909) 937-3022
Liza Simmons

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

(909) 937-3021

Sales

Sean Keliiholokai, MHA, CHSP

Director, Sales & Marketing

(909) 937-3005
Angela Hui

Director, Convention Center Sales

(909) 937-3037
Rhonesia Perry

Associate Director, Sales

SMERF, Tour & Travel
(909) 937-3012
Denise Daves

Manager, Convention Sales

National Association, Corporate
(909) 937-3005
Arlette Garibay

Manager, Convention Sales

(909) 937-3019

Catering

Victoria VanDamme

Director of Food & Beverage

(909) 937-3063
Laura Nichols

Manager, Catering Sales

(909) 937-3034
Shanna Krajcir

Catering Manager

(909) 937-3061

Event Services

Tina Jimenez

Director of Event Services

(909) 937-3036
Jim Villa

Senior Manager, Client Services

State Association, Government
(909) 937-3027

Strategic Plan

VISION:
Greater Ontario is the destination to meet, explore, and connect in tomorrow’s West.

MISSION:
Build partnerships, identity, and destination demand to create visitor-driven stimulus for the economy of Greater Ontario.

UNIQUE VALUE:
Greater Ontario CVB is the trusted, responsive and collaborative expert, providing tailored and unbiased information on the region

TEAM:
We are energized and inspired to work together as a team of experts in service to the Greater Ontario region