Our Convention Team

The Riverside Convention Center team is dedicated to providing the best hospitality in the convention industry. Hand-picked for their natural leadership abilities and commitment to excellence, the entire team focuses on one objective: exceeding our guests’ expectations. Your convention hospitality team is proud of its reputation for delivering extraordinary results to satisfied clients. As a result, the Riverside Convention Center is an industry leader in repeat business, boasting an average client satisfaction score of 96%.

Sales Team

Shaheen Roostai

Shaheen Roostai Executive Director of Sales & Marketing

Azza Akkad Headshot

Azza Akkad Director of Sales

Sales Markets - Association and Non-Riverside Education

Amy Dryver Headshot

Amy Dryver Assistant Executive Director of Sales

Sales Markets - Riverside Education, Government, and Social

Stephanie Alvarado Headshot

Stephanie Alvarado Jr. Sales Associate

Sales Markets - Corporate and Specialty

Executive Team

Barbra Rogers General Manager

Megan Alfaro Director of Human Resources

Andrea Garcia Director of Convention Services

Jamil Ahmadi Director of Banquets

Marcy Hernandez Assistant Director of Operations

Pamela Sturrock Director of Revenue

Devin Vanaman Director of Security

Brad Martin Executive Chef

2023 Best Workplace Award