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Yakima Convention Center

10 North 8th Street

Yakima, WA 98901


Connie Upton

25 years of Service

Connie is the General Manager and is responsible for all operations of the facility. She became a Certified Meeting Planner in 2003 and still holds the certification. She has attended Leadership Yakima, and served on numerous boards around the community. Having managed a full service hotel for many years, she has over 35 years of experience in the business. An avid football fan, she still claims her native Minnesota Vikings as her team!
Direct Line: 509-576-6370

Lisa Krous

18 years of Service

Lisa is the Assistant General Manager and is responsible for the scheduling of conventions, meetings and events at the center plus she assists in overseeing the operations of the facility. She is a Yakima native, 2008 graduate of Leadership Yakima, Past President of the Wellness House Board of Directors and is a member of the Washington Society of Association Executives. As an avid baseball fan, the Mariners are her team!
Direct Line: 509-576-6355

Ryon Remmerden

7 Years of Service

Ryon is the Convention Center Sales Manager and is responsible for scheduling of conventions, meetings and events at the center. He is a Yakima native however, in 2004 moved to Washington DC and started his career in the highly demanding hospitality industry, specializing in, event coordinating, weddings, conferences, and fundraising dinners achieving the title Senior Catering Sales Manager for several hotels. Ryon was an active member with numerous NACE branches as well as serving as an ambassador with the Chamber of Commerce in the Northern Virginia area. As a soccer fan, the Sounders are his team!
Direct Line: 509-573-3089