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.


The Waco Convention Center was built in 1972 and expanded in the late 1980’s to include the 15,000 sq. ft. McLennan Hall. 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 Marketing:

Todd Bertka
Waco Convention Center
& Visitors Bureau Director

Felicia Silva
Senior Administrative Assistant
Email Felicia

Maria Larsen
Customer Service
Email Maria

Carla Pendergraft
Director of Marketing
Email Carla

Sales & Service:

Rhonda Sullivan, CMP
Director of Sales & Catering
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

Facility Operations:

Sam Cooper
Sr. Operations Coordinator
Email Sam
Chris Farmer
Operations Coordinator
Email Chris
Dora Hernandez
Operations Coordinator
Email Dora

Food & Beverage:

Joe Myers
Email Joe