Contact Us

Contact Us

We’re here to help. Get in touch and let’s plan your event together.

Planning an event, whether large- or small-scale, can be overwhelming. Our hospitality experts are here to help answer any questions for you and assist you in planning your Gatlinburg event.

When you choose Gatlinburg as your event destination, you’re getting all the amenities of a big city with a small town charm that’s our signature. With the beauty of the Smoky Mountains in our backyard and the best in shopping, restaurants, attractions, and activities all within walking distance of the Convention Center, your event will be one to remember. Additionally, service stores such as drugstores, banks, and excellent public transportation are right outside the Convention Center’s door.

Email us at or get in touch with any of our friendly personnel below to get started on your Gatlinburg gathering.

Sales Department

Dave Esslinger
Director of Sales
Direct #: 865-430-1058

Kathy Evans
Sales Manager
Direct #: 865-436-3612

Dian Stanfill
Sales Manager
Direct #: 865-436-0527

Lisa Poovey
Sales Manager
Direct #: 865-277-8809

Julie Whitaker
Sales Administrative Assistant
Direct #: 865-277-8967

Tabitha Thomas
Sales Assistant
Direct #: 865-277-8225


Convention Center Operations & Event Services

Scott Murphy
Building Manager
Facility Engineer
Direct #: 865-430-1036

Food & Beverage Operations

Pamela Coaker
Director of Operations
Holston’s Kitchen Catering Company
Direct #: 865-978-0490