arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up play-button plus tab-indicator dots close menu search facebook google-plus instagram pinterest rss twitter youtube rss-two heart Check FeaturedBadge linkedin minus apps placeholder linkedin

Kavin Schieferdecker

Chief Sales Officer

 

Kavin oversees long-term sales for the San Diego Convention Center and hotel meetings as well as convention services. Kavin’s experience includes a long and distinguished career in sales, with more than 25 years primarily at Marriott International and Hilton. He most recently served as senior vice president of convention sales at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Julie Coker, SDTA’s president and CEO, said Schieferdecker has not only the right skillset but also the right personality and priorities to lead the organization’s combined sales teams. “Kavin is committed to serving the larger community, and he understands the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion to our organization and to our industry,” Coker said. “Kavin thrives in a team environment, can juggle multiple projects and stakeholders, and is always focused on the needs of the customer. Also, he knows how to have fun.”

Prior to his tenure at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Schieferdecker worked for the Hilton Anatole in Dallas first as director of sales and then as director of sales and marketing, overseeing a team of 53 and a $12 million budget. He also served as the sales and marketing leader at hotels outside Boston and in Vancouver, BC, and as director of hotel sales at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk hotels. Prior to that he served as director of national accounts at the then-Marriott Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage. Schieferdecker has served on the board of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia as well as on Destinations International’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is a part of its Large Destinations Sales Leaders group. He also has been a volunteer coach for both youth basketball and baseball. Schieferdecker and his wife, Jackie, enjoy living and working in San Diego, especially since one of their three sons is a student at University of San Diego.

Find a place to stay

Book online or call 1-800-350-6205 to speak with a local expert

Related Articles and Features

Deals just for you

Accommodation

Weekend With Benefits

Hotel Solamar
Valid: Feb 10 - ongoing

What’s the rush? Extend your stay with us through the weekend Stay two nights, save 25% off Thursday – Sunday Receive 20% off in our outlets Late checkout 2PM

Accommodation

Traveling Nurses Rate

Days Inn By Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Valid: Jan 12 - ongoing

As a special thank you... Traveling Nurses can enjoy up to 30% off our Rate Of The Day as well as free nightly parking and free wi-fi when they book their stay at our centrally located hotel. With...

Accommodation

Book Now, Pay Later

Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside
Valid: Jan 13, 2021 - ongoing

Save up to 15% off our Best Flex Rate during your next stay at the Holiday Inn Bayside when you book at least three days in advance! Enjoy a flexible cancellation policy and no deposit as well,...

Events to check out

Event

Comic-Con Special Edition

Nov 26 - Nov 28, 2021

Comic-Con Special Edition, purposefully smaller in scope, is meant to be a more intimate gathering while still evoking the fun community feeling their conventions are known for, including great...

Event

Taste of December Nights

Balboa Park
Dec 3 - Dec 5, 2021

For more than 40 years, the San Diego community has welcomed in the holiday season by celebrating the annual December Nights in Balboa Park. Due to the potential uncertainty of public health...

Event

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 28, 2021

The SDCCU Holiday Bowl is America’s Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event annually showcases a thrilling game between some of college football’s most competitive...

Stay in touch

Sign up to receive the latest news, events, and updates about San Diego. Our monthly and weekly newsletters will keep you informed about the latest and greatest happenings in the destination.

Sign Up

Partners

Explore

Plan

Stay

Follow Us

Language:

English | Change Language

Select your country or region

China FlagChinaGermany FlagGermanyGreat Britain FlagGreat BritainJapan FlagJapanMexico FlagMexicoKorea FlagKoreaSwitzerland FlagSwitzerlandBrazil FlagBrazilFrance FlagFranceAustralia FlagAustraliaCanada FlagCanada USA

Or use Google Translate

Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Deutsch Español Estonian Filipino Finnish Francais Galician Greek Haitian-Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Nederlands Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Swahili Swedish Telugu Thai Turkish Ukranian Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish