Mike Testa President & CEO
Sherlynn Clifford Executive Assistant
Daniel Santucci Accountant
Sheri Graciano, PHR   Human Resources Manager
Julie von Geldern Office Manager
Zephaniah Smith Office Services Coordinator
Nadine Devincenzi Information Specialist

Staff Bios


Mike Testa

President & CEO, Visit Sacramento

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Visit Sacramento, Mike is honored to lead a team of sales and marketing professionals who are committed to creating demand for Sacramento as a convention, leisure travel, sports, food, and film destination to drive hotel room nights, create economic impact, and to improve the quality of life of our region’s residents.

Mike was formerly the Chief Operating Officer and SVP for Visit Sacramento. Prior to his service with Visit Sacramento, he was the director of sales and marketing for the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. From 1992 to 1998, Testa held a variety of communications, finance, and sales and marketing positions with a Sacramento-based political consulting firm and a subsidiary of San Francisco-based PG&E.

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Sherlynn Clifford

Executive Assistant

For nearly 25 years Clifford has held a supportive role to senior management for many types of businesses. She's worked for a high-end sporting goods store in Beverly Hills, a global marine business, and has assisted with condominium management for a national real estate business. And as if there was some divine intervention to prepare her for Visit Sacramento, she also worked for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. She is the only Visit Sacramento employee to be able to say that she ran away from home and joined the circus.

In her current capacity, Clifford works as an assistant to Steve Hammond, President & CEO. Key responsibilities include assistance with monthly board of directors meetings; liaison with board, elected officials and community stakeholders; and management of Steve's calendar.

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Daniel Santucci, CPA


Dan has been a Certified Public Accountant for many years. His duties include all aspects of accounting for Visit Sacramento.

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Sheri Graciano, PHR

Human Resources Manager

Graciano has spent more than 25 years in human resources in various industries including biotech, advertising, branding, Internet-based, and now hospitality.

Her current duties include recruiting, employee relations, performance management, compensation planning, benefits management, payroll services, and training. She is also a great party planner and heads up the internal fun patrol, AKA the "Peanut Gallery."

Besides being the consummate HR pro, Graciano has the coolest Italian sounding name of all the Visit Sacramento employees.

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Julie von Geldern

Office Manager

Julie von Geldern has been with Visit Sacramento since July 2003. As the Office Manager, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the main office and overseeing the Old Sacramento Visitors Center. Her duties include providing support for the entire 40-plus-person staff, ranging from computer assistance to keeping the office stocked with supplies. In addition, she supervises the front desk, office support and Visitor Center staffs.

Von Geldern led the office move for staff in 2004 from the previous building to the current one at 1608 I St. She oversaw the interior design of the office, the addition of new furniture and installation of office equipment.

Prior to Visit Sacramento, von Geldern was employed with Mering and Associates Advertising agency for 10 years as their Office Manager and Print Production Manager.

Julie enjoys golfing, running, skiing, swimming and spending time with her son, Erik

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Zephaniah Smith

Office Services Coordinator

This Arkansas native joined the staff in 2000 as the Office Services Coordinator. He manages the office shipping and receiving, distribution of Visitors' Guides throughout the city and the U.S., pick-ups and deliveries, inventory of office supplies and mail services.

Upon leaving Arkansas, Smith ventured west to discover gold. Soon after arriving in Sacramento, Smith realized this river city was home. His background includes data entry and shipping and receiving. "Z's" number-one hobby is the Dallas Cowboys and all things Cowboys. He and his wife Stephanie have three children, daughters Talija and Lanice, and a son, "ZJ."

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Nadine Devincenzi

Information Specialist

Nadine DeVincenzi is an Information Specialist with Visit Sacramento devoted to overseeing the front desk, assisting with tourist information, answering phones and handling all requests for Visitors' Guides. Prior to this she spent several years as a Legal Assistant and over 20 years in the Stock Brokerage business.

Nadine's favorite pastimes include theater, dance and spending time with her grandson.

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Annie Fairburn

Information Specialist

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