The Waco Convention Center serves as the premier meeting and event facility for Central Texas. The Waco Convention Center is a department of the City of Waco. The staff also manages the Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau; the official destination marketing organization for the Waco area.

In July 2012, the Waco Convention Center completed a three year, $17.5 million renovation, adding over 25,000 sq. ft. and increasing the total square footage to 144,000 sq. ft.


Toll-free Phone: 800/321-9226
Direct: 254/750-5810

Administration and Business Office:

Rusty Black
Interim Director
Email Rusty Black

Patty Byrd
Administration &
Finance Manager
Email Patty

Felicia Silva
Customer Service
Email Felicia

Carla Pendergraft
Director of Marketing
Email Carla

Facility Operations:

Sam Cooper
Sr. Operations Coordinator
Email Sam
Chris Farmer
Operations Coordinator
Email Chris
Dora Hernandez
Operations Coordinator
Email Dora
Kevyunta Johnson
Operations Coordinator
Email K.J.

Food & Beverage:

Joe Myers
Email Joe

Sales & Service:

Rhonda Sullivan, CMP
Director of Sales
Email Rhonda
Mandy Spikes
Convention Sales &
Service Manager
Email Mandy
Sandra Lane, CMP
Convention Center
Sales & Service
Email Sandra

Jason Elliott
Convention & Sports,
Sales & Service
Email Jason

Melinda Adams
Convention Sales & Service
Email Melinda

Caelie Carolina Aguilar
Convention Center &
Tourism, Sales & Service
Email Caelie Carolina