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Phil DeLone

President and CEO

Phil DeLone is the President and CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority. Through direction of the Board, Mr. DeLone plans, coordinates, directs, and is responsible for all activities associated with the operation of the RSCVA and its facilities. Most recently the CEO of Safari Club International, DeLone has more than 35 years of experience in tourism, sales, marketing and management, including 20 years of executive sales and management experience at Reno Tahoe hotels.

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Jennifer Cunningham

Executive Vice President

Jennifer Cunningham is the Executive Vice President of the RSCVA. Ms. Cunningham is responsible for developing and coordinating the communication, public information, website, social media, and creative aspects of the RSCVA. With more than 30 years of experience, she has long been an integral part of the northern Nevada gaming community. Ms. Cunningham is a recipient of the American Marketing Association’s ACE Awards “Marketer of the Year” distinction, and was recently awarded the Thomas C. Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Advertising Federation’s Reno chapter. 

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Mike Larragueta

Vice President of Sales

Mike Larragueta is the Vice President of Sales for the RSCVA. Larragueta directs and mentors the RSCVA convention and leisure sales teams, while providing leadership and strategic direction in the implementation of the RSCVA’s plans, programs, goals and objectives in the convention and leisure marketplace. With more than 25 years of tourism sales experience, Larragueta was most recently the Executive Director of Sales for the “Tri Properties” of downtown Reno.

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Sheri Nill

Director of Human Resources

Sheri Nill is the Director of Human Resources. With more than 17 years of experience as a human resources professional, Ms. Nill has spent much of her career working for industry leaders in healthcare and hospitality; HCA, Prime Healthcare (Saint Mary’s) and The Signature at MGM Las Vegas. Her expertise is in union negotiations, labor relations and employment law. 

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Art Jimenez

Executive Director of Tourism

Art Jimenez is the Executive Director of Tourism of the RSCVA. Jimenez is responsible for leading development and implementation of the RSCVA’s international and domestic tourism sales efforts, promoting northern Nevada as a premier leisure travel destination. With more than 30 years of experience in tourism sales and marketing, Jimenez spent more than 17 years in multiple leadership positions at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.