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Phil Delone | President and CEO | RSCVA

Phil Delone

President and CEO

Phil DeLone is the President and CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention and 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.

E-mail: pdelone@renotahoeusa.com Phone: 775-827-7618

Jennifer Cunningham - Executive Director of Marketing | RSCVA

Jennifer Cunningham

Executive Director of Marketing

Jennifer Cunningham is the Executive Director of Marketing for the RSCVA. In her role, Ms. Cunningham is responsible for developing and coordinating the communications, public information, website, social media, creative aspects of the RSCVA. A native Nevadan, Ms. Cunningham has previously worked for the RSCVA as Director of Marketing for the National Bowling Stadium as well as in Tourism Sales. Returning to the RSCVA in 2010, Ms. Cunningham was previously with Circus Circus Casino as Director of Sales, Advertising, Casino Marketing and Entertainment. With more than 30 years of experience, she has long been an integral part of the Northern Nevada gaming community. Ms. Cunningham holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Master of Business Administration, as well as a Master’s Degree in International Marketing, from San Francisco State University. She is a recipient of the ACE Award “Marketer of the Year” by the American Marketing Association. An active member of the community, Jennifer has served on the Board of Directors for the Educational Alliance of Washoe County and the Education Foundation. She is currently a board member of EDAWN, the Reno Arts Commission Marketing Committee and the Regional Air Service Corporation.

E-mail: jcunningham@renotahoeusa.com Phone: 775-827-7750

John Leinen

John Leinen

Vice President of Convention & Tourism Sales

John Leinen is Vice President of Convention & Tourism Sales of the RSCVA and is responsible for selling the Reno, Sparks, and North Lake Tahoe area as a convention destination and for achieving the sales targets and objectives for the RSCVA. Mr. Leinen joined the RSCVA in 2010. Immediately prior to accepting this position, Mr. Leinen served as the Corporate Divisional Director of Sales and Marketing, New Acquisitions, and Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Sage Hospitality. Previously Mr. Leinen was Director of Sales and Marketing for the Sheraton Chicago Northwest; National Corporate Director of Group Sales and Marketing for Omni Hotels; and Director of Sales and Marketing for the Westin O’Hare. Mr. Leinen also served in numerous roles for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts for 16 years. 

E-mail: jleinen@renotahoeusa.com Phone: 775.827.7608

Brian Rivers

Brian Rivers

Director of Finance

Brian Rivers is the Director of Finance of the RSCVA, where he started as an intern in 1998 and worked as an Accounting Manager for more than a decade. Mr. Rivers is responsible for proper tax collection and distribution, preparation of annual financial reports and administrative operations; including, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Mr. Rivers earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is a graduate of Douglas High School.

E-mail: brivers@renotahoeusa.com Phone: 775.827.7626




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