Meet The Team

Narimel Tarver

Narimel Tarver

Director of Convention Sales

Office: 916.808.8990 |

Cell: 916.715.5508

Narimel handles all Central markets (except sports), Religious (all time zones), and government accounts (except Calif. State Goverment).

Susan Babich

Susan Babich

Director of National Accounts

Office: 916.808.8138 |

Cell: 916.919.3428

Susan handles all accounts from the eastern seaboard as well as faith-based religious organizations and federal government accounts in all time zones.

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Jeff Dougherty

Director, California State Association Sales

Office: 916.808.8140 |

Cell: 916-919-3426

Jeff handles the California State Association market.

Betsy Longmire

Betsy Longmire

Director of National Accounts

Office: 916.808.7275 |

Cell: 916.919.3423

Betsy handles all markets (with the exception of religious, sporting competitions, Calif. State Government and Calif. State Association) that fall within Pacific, Mountain, Hawaii, and Alaska time zones.

Dave Edie

David Eadie

Chief of Sports and Entertainment

Office: 916.808.8187 |

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Jill Culbertson

Director of Sports Development

Office: 916.808.7786 |

Jill Culbertson joined the Visit Sacramento Sports Commission in April of 2022. As Director of Sports Development, Jill leads Visit Sacramento’s sports events strategy, which includes directing bid processes, generating new business opportunities, and ensuring the successful implementation of hosting commitments.

Jill came to Visit Sacramento from the University of California, Berkeley where she served in multiple roles with the Cal Athletic Department. In her latest role as Assistant Athletic Director, Associate Chief of Staff, Jill supported a number of department initiatives, assisting in the day-to-day operations of the athletics department and special projects. Prior to her role in administration, Jill served as Assistant Athletic Director for Women’s Basketball Administration. 

A native of the Sacramento region, Jill got her start working with the Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA from 2001-2009. Jill also served as the CIF Tournaments and Technology Assistant and Assistant General Manager for the New York Liberty of the WNBA. She is a proud resident of Sacramento and enjoys exploring all it has to offer.

Beth Peters

Beth Peters

Business Development Manager

Office: 916.808.7405 |

Beth supports the sales team by promoting Sacramento as a meeting destination to meeting professionals in all markets throughout the US through tradeshow and prospecting support.