Executive Team


Kris Sieradzki

Kris Sieradzki

Owner

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Kris@ConnectionsHousing.com
Phone: (404) 219-3685

In 1986, colleagues Kris Sieradzki and Nancy Hallberg decided to take the negotiation skills, knowledge and expertise they developed through years in the hotel sales/ hospitality industry and use them to represent and serve industry clients. Focusing their efforts on building, training and empowering a team of talented professionals, the duo has carefully managed each stage of their company’s growth with one core goal in mind – building and maintaining long-term client relationships. Today, Nancy and Kris maintain their hands-on approach – each actively involved in the day-to-day operations of Connections and the development of effective housing strategies for clients. In addition, each oversees a number of the company’s key accounts as well.

Nancy Hallberg

Nancy Hallberg

Owner

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Nancy@ConnectionsHousing.com
Phone: (404) 358-7100

In 1986, colleagues Kris Sieradzki and Nancy Hallberg decided to take the negotiation skills, knowledge and expertise they developed through years in the hotel sales/ hospitality industry and use them to represent and serve industry clients. Focusing their efforts on building, training and empowering a team of talented professionals, the duo has carefully managed each stage of their company’s growth with one core goal in mind – building and maintaining long-term client relationships. Today, Nancy and Kris maintain their hands-on approach – each actively involved in the day-to-day operations of Connections and the development of effective housing strategies for clients. In addition, each oversees a number of the company’s key accounts as well.

Brad Weaber

Brad Weaber

Chief Operating Officer

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bweaber@connectionshousing.com
Phone: (202) 905-0722

Brad joined Connections in 2014 as Chief Innovation Officer. In 2016 he promoted to Chief Operating Officer where he continues to focus on growth and expansion initiatives, overall executive oversite of operations, social media, external speaking engagements, industry thought leadership, industry relations and corporate branding.

With nearly 30 years of meeting, events and hospitality industry experience, Weaber comes to Connections from the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau where he was Executive Vice President. Previously, Weaber served as EVP for association management company SmithBucklin’s largest division, Event Services, which includes Courtesy Associates, the meeting and event planning firm that he also over saw as its President. Prior, he was EVP and Chief Customer Officer for Experient, Inc. He has also held regional and senior vice president positions with Conferon Global Services and management roles at Renaissance Hotel.

Weaber is active with American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA); has served on advisory boards for cities and hotel properties; been a featured speaker at industry events, and a frequent trade publication contributor.

Robert Colvin

Robert Colvin, CEM

Executive Vice President

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Robert@ConnectionsHousing.com
Phone: (702) 216-5861

Robert joined Connections Housing in June of 2010. In 2016, he was named Executive Vice President, overseeing all housing managers, as well as call center, travel and other housing operations of all Connections offices, including the Chicago account management team.

As a 30 year hospitality, meeting management and trade show/convention housing industry veteran, Robert started his career working for several major Las Vegas hotel properties in both hotel sales and operations. Most recently he has held positions of Vice President & General Manager for PGI Housing, Registration & Travel as well as Vice President of Strategic Accounts for Experient.

Robert has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is active with the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and the Las Vegas Hospitality Association (LVHA). He is currently on the board of the Southwest & Pacific Chapter of PCMA as well as the board of the Southwest Chapter of IAEE and was the Chairman of the Chapter in 2011.

Jena Greer

Jena Greer

Senior Vice President, Operations

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jena@connectionshousing.com
Phone: (404) 842-0000 ext 4006

As Senior Vice President, Operations, Jena works closely with Brad Weaber and Robert Colvin - -constantly fine-tuning housing operations. Heavily involved in best practice sharing/creation, she also spearheads important research and development initiatives, enhances technology offerings and serves as a top advisor on sales opportunities as they relate to ongoing technology enhancements.

Cari Auger

Cari Auger

Vice President
Sales & Marketing

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Cari@AtlantaConnections.com
Phone: (843) 810-4304

Cari is a graduate of Kent University, in Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice. For the past 34 years she has been working in the Hospitality Industry. Prior to joining the staff at Connections Housing in 2004, Cari was Assistant Vice President of Sales at Travel Technology Group for 9 1/2 years. For the previous thirteen years, Cari worked in the hotel industry in Sales and Conference Services for Four Diamond/Four Star properties. She served as a Malcolm Baldridge Trainer at Ritz Carlton the year they were honored with this award. Providing superior customer service is the most important element that she strives for in working with her clients. As a result of her strong commitment to providing outstanding customer service and attention to detail, they frequently turn to her as a consultant. Cari takes a comprehensive proactive approach to managing an event seamlessly.

Marcy White

Marcy White

Senior Vice President


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Marcy@ConnectionsHousing.com
Phone: (770) 591-8611
ConnectionsHousingSports.com

Marcy has been with Connections for more than 16 years. In her role as Senior Vice President, she oversees and directs sales/service efforts for the company's growing roster of clients in the cheerleading and equestrian sectors, as well as a number of associations and other key groups. She also manages all event housing registration projects for Connections client, the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau.

Jon Mitchell

Jon Mitchell

Vice President
National Accounts

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Jon@ConnectionsHousing.com
Phone: (404) 876-5555

Jon is responsible for sales and account management to include new business development, client service and satisfaction, site sourcing, and venue and contract negotiations. Jon has over 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Connections Housing, he served as the Global Director of Sales for Omni Hotels & Resorts for 13 years. Jon is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association and served as the organization's Southeast Chapter President in 2003, and on the Annual Meeting Program Committee from 2006 to 2008.

Tom Bell

Tom Bell

Director of Sports Events


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Tom@ConnectionsHousing.com
Phone: (678) 667-2255
ConnectionsHousingSports.com

Tom joined the company in 2012 to direct business development for Connections Housing Sports. His focus includes all team / tournament housing, sports expos, and professional sports. With a passion for providing unparalleled services, the sports market is a perfect fit, both personally and professionally. With more than 20 years of successful marketing and operations experience with technology and service providers, Tom brings a wealth of expertise and insight to the position. He received his BA from the University of Northern Iowa and continuing education in marketing and operations management.