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Meet the Sales Team

DeVos Place is a premier convention center located in downtown Grand Rapids. Nestled beside the Grand River, the picturesque riverfront setting is the perfect backdrop for your convention, tradeshow, meeting or any event. DeVos Place offers a unique combination of meeting and exhibition space to accommodate a variety of events. The convention center features a 162,000 square foot, column free exhibit hall, 40,000 square foot ballroom and 26 individual meeting rooms (32,000 square feet). Twelve spacious loading docks (with a wash bay and marshaling area) on Michigan Street allow for easy access into the exhibit hall. Two loading docks and a ramp on Lyon Street provide access to the ballroom.

DeVos Place has an exceptional sales team, experienced event coordinators, helpful staff and is located along the Grand River with views of the beautiful city skyline. Meet the DeVos Place sales team and book your next event with us.

Kathy Bart, CMP CTA

Director of Sales & Event Services, DeVos Place
Regional Director of Sales, ASM Global
Alma mater: Olivet College, where Kathy played softball & was first team All-Conference MIAA in soccer

Hobbies: golf, hanging by the pool & yardwork
Favorite thing to cook: Cook? I am on my way to get our takeout
Fun Fact: Was part of an improv group & have done stand up
Go to Karaoke Song: La Bamba or I Will Survive

Named “Best Supplier” in Michigan Meetings + Events magazine’s 2020 Hall of Fame

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Jen Henkel, CTA

Senior Sales Manager, DeVos Place
Alma mater: Western Michigan University

Hobbies: reading, hiking, trying new breweries, hanging out with friends and family, traveling, going to Broadway musicals
Favorite thing to cook: cakes & cookies
Fun Fact: I hiked The Narrows at Zion National Park and I also love Disney World
Guilty Pleasure: Young adult fantasy novels
Favorite GR Restaurant: Condado Tacos

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hayden johnson

Sales Manager
Alma mater: Central Michigan University

Hobbies: snowboarding, rollerblading & attending concerts
If you could bring any fictional character to life who would it be?: Arya Stark - she could teach me a few things
Fun Fact: I studied abroad in Greece
Go to Karaoke Song: I have a playlist! Go to song is 'Stay' by Sugarland
What's on Your Bucket List: snowboarding in Switzerland

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joelle hamilton

Sales Assistant
Alma mater: Currently attending GRCC

Hobbies: reading & video games are tied
Favorite thing to cook: tomato and feta pasta
Fun Fact: My go-to comfort movie is Animal House
Biggest Fear: Stepping on a manhole cover
Favorite GR Restaurant: Yesterdog

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