Colorado Springs Vacation & Tourism Information

Colorado Springs Sales Team Awards & Accolades

Our Group Sales & Service Department continuously is recognized by readers of major industry publications for outstanding customer service.


  • 2019 Platinum Choice Award Winner - Smart Meetings Magazine
  • 2019 Regional Southwest Best CVB Finalist – Northstar Media Group
  • 2018 Facilities & Destinations Awards of Excellence - Top Destination Award Winner
  • 2017 Facilities & Destinations Awards of Excellence
  • Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter - Industry Legacy Award in Honor of Sandy Gerety - Kathy Reak (2016)
  • Destination Colorado - Individual of the Year - Kathy Reak (2014)
  • Smart Meetings - 2014 Platinum Choice Award
  • Meetings Industry Council - 2014 Annual Leadership Award - Kathy Reak, Director of Convention Sales
  • Colorado Meetings + Events - Reader’s Choice Award for Best Supplier (2009)
  • Gold Service Award – Meetings & Conventions Magazine (2008-2016)
  • Hall of Fame Award Winner – Meetings & Conventions Magazine
  • Award of Excellence – Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine (1996-2011)
  • Top Destination Award – Facilities & Destinations Magazine (1997-98, 2001, 2006-2009, 2012)
  • World Class Award – Insurance & Financial Meetings Management Magazine (2008)
  • Pinnacle Awards – Successful Meetings Magazine (2013-2016)
  • Planners Choice Award – Meeting News (2003-2008)
  • Distinctive Achievement Award – Association Conventions & Facilities Magazine (2008-2010)
  • Readers Choice “50+ Planners & Places to Watch in 2009” Award SportsEvents Magazine (2008, 2009, 2012)
  • Association Conventions & Facilities - Distinctive Achievement Award
  • Colorado Meetings + Events- Best Destination Marketing Organization 25,000 + in Population (2013)
  • Corporate & Incentive Travel - Award of Excellence (2014, 2016)
  • Insurance & Financial Meetings Management - World Class Award
  • Meeting Planners International – Kathy Reak, Director of Sales named 2011-2012 Supplier of the Year
  • SportsEvents - Readers’ Choice Award winner (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • MSN.com - Colorado Springs is #2 “Cities of Convention Wisdom”
  • Group Today's Reader's Choice Awards "Best Western Destination Line" 2012
  • Religious Conference Manager's 2013 Praise Award Winner
  • BizBash Media - Top 25 Destination for Smaller Meetings 2017
  • The CVB was nominated for the Stanley Fisher Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Operations by the International Inbound Travel Association.

Pam Sherfesee, CDME

Vice President of Sales
Pam@VisitCOS.com
719-685-7634

Pam joined VCOS in 1994 and oversees the sales team. She works with associations headquartered in states east of the Mississippi River, handles conventions and works with associates of HelmsBriscoe. Pam enjoys gardening, skeet shooting and spending time with her husband.

Kathy Reak

Senior Director of Convention Sales
Kathy@VisitCOS.com
719-685-7632

Kathy joined VCOS in 1997. She handles meetings and conventions for religious and corporate markets as well as associations in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Texas and Wisconsin and works with associates of ConferenceDirect. Kathy enjoys bowling, designing greeting cards, golfing and spending time with her husband and her dog, Reilly

Cheryl McCullough, CSEE

Director of Sports & Special Events
Cheryl@VisitCOS.com
719-685-7642

Cheryl joined VCOS in 1997. Cheryl's degree in sales & marketing, CVB experience and native roots in Colorado Springs provide her with a great background to assist sports event-rights holders, tournament directors & event organizers with their planning needs. She enjoys spending time with her family and 3 dogs, fishing, gardening & traveling

Floy Kennedy

Director of Travel Industry Sales
Floy@VisitCOS.com
719-685-7635

After more than 25 years in the hospitality industry in Florida and Arizona, Floy began her career at VCOS in 2008. Floy is responsible for international tourism and the domestic motorcoach market. She loves taking her dog, Ozzy, on walks, gardening and spending time with friends.