Contact the Experts

Congratulations! You've made a great choice in considering Greater Lansing for your event. Want some more good news? Now you get the help of our dedicated team, working much like a member of your own staff, dedicated to having your best event ever. Our fully-accredited Choose LansingTM and Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP) have a long history of outstanding service to visiting groups of all kinds. Reach out to get personalized planning support.

Meet the Team

Choose LansingTM is dedicated to helping your event go smoothly and making you aware of the many attractions and offerings of Michigan's Capital City. In other words, making your event a success is our business.

David Buckenberger

David Buckenberger, CDME, CMP, CTA Senior VP of Business Development

Dave works with all groups that come to Lansing.
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Kristy Doak

Kristy Doak, CMP, CTA Director of Sales for the Lansing Center



Kristy works with all market segments that utilize the Lansing Center for their meeting space.
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Stephanie Wohlfert

Stephanie Wohlfert, CMP, CTA Director of Sales, State Accounts



Stephanie works with state associations and government markets.
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Ariel Backus

Ariel Backus, CMP, CTA Director of Sales, National Accounts



Ariel works with national/regional associations, Michigan State University, and corporate markets. Learn More About Ariel

Elaine Unger

Elaine Unger, CTA, CMP Sales Manager of the Lansing Center



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Brandie Putnam

Brandie Putnam, CMP, CTA Senior Convention Services Manager



Brandie works with different market segments, including some of the biggest convention events in the community. Learn More About Brandie

Jenn Morden

Jenn Morden, CTA, CMP Convention Services & Events Manager



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Dani Schneider

Dani Schneider, CTA Sales Manager



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