|Mike Testa||President & CEOfirstname.lastname@example.org
|John Reyes||Chief Operating Officeremail@example.com
|Sherlynn Clifford||Executive Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Sheri Graciano, PHR||Human Resources Manageremail@example.com
|Julie von Geldern||Office Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Zephaniah Smith||Office Services Coordinatoremail@example.com
|Nadine Devincenzi||Information Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org
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.
John Reyes has been in the hospitality industry since 1982, including 5 years of hotels sales experience. In August 2017, John joined Visit Sacramento as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Visit Sacramento, Reyes worked for San Francisco Travel as Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer. Before that, he served as President/CEO of the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and his work experience also includes the Jacksonville & the Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau (Jacksonville, Florida) where as Chief Executive Officer he repositioned the CVB to Visit Jacksonville and implemented the “Jacksonville Where Florida Begins, “branding campaign and over 18 years at the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau. At the San Diego CVB Reyes started as National Sales Manager, worked his way up to Director of Travel Industry Sales, then to Associate Vice President of Sales and eventually was promoted to Vice President of Sales (1997-2005).
B.S. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University
Masters in Business Administration, Champlain College (Burlington, VT), completion May 2011
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 Mike Testa, President & CEO. Key responsibilities include assistance with monthly board of directors meetings; liaison with board, elected officials and community stakeholders; and management of Mike's calendar.
Daniel Santucci, CPA
Dan has been a Certified Public Accountant for many years. His duties include all aspects of accounting for Visit Sacramento.
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.
Julie von Geldern
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.
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."
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.