Yakima Convention & Event Center Safe Meeting Guide


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Yakima Convention & Event Center

10 North 8th Street

Yakima, WA 98901


Connie Upton

28 years of Service

Connie is the General Manager and is responsible for all operations of the facility. She became a Certified Meeting Planner in 2003 and still holds the certification. She has attended Leadership Yakima, and served on numerous boards around the community. Having managed a full service hotel for many years, she has over 35 years of experience in the business. An avid football fan, she still claims her native Minnesota Vikings as her team!

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Lisa Krous

20 years of Service

Lisa is the Assistant General Manager and is responsible for the scheduling of conventions, meetings and events at the center plus she assists in overseeing the operations of the facility. She is a Yakima native, 2008 graduate of Leadership Yakima, Past President of the Wellness House Board of Directors and is a member of the Washington Society of Association Executives. As an avid baseball fan, the Mariners are her team!

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