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Colorado Springs Sales Team Awards & Accolades

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


  • 2020 Platinum Choice Awards Winner – Smart Meetings Magazine
  • Nominated for 2019 Award for Excellence in Inbound Destination Marketing – International Inbound Travel Association
  • 2019 Platinum Choice Award Winner – Smart Meetings Magazine
  • 2019 Regional Southwest Best CVB Finalist – Northstar Media Group
  • 2018 Facilities & Destinations Awards of Excellence
  • 2017 Facilities & Destinations Awards of Excellence
  • 2017 Top 25 Destination for Smaller Meetings –  BizBash Media
  • Nominated for the 2017 Stanley Fisher Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Operations – International Inbound Travel Association
  • 2017 Chairman's Award – Floy Kennedy – International Inbound Travel Association
  • 2016 Industry Legacy Award in Honor of Sandy Gerety – Kathy Reak – Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter
  • 2014 Individual of the Year – Kathy Reak – Destination Colorado
  • 2014 Platinum Choice Award – Smart Meetings Magazine
  • 2014 Annual Leadership Award - Kathy Reak, Director of Convention Sales – Meetings Industry Council
  • Reader’s Choice Award for Best Supplier (2009) – Colorado Meetings + Events
  • Gold Service Award (2008-2016) – Meetings & Conventions Magazine 
  • Hall of Fame Award Winner – Meetings & Conventions Magazine
  • Award of Excellence (1996-2011) – Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine 
  • Top Destination Award (1997-98, 2001, 2006-2009, 2012) – Facilities & Destinations Magazine 
  • 2008 World Class Award – Insurance & Financial Meetings Management Magazine
  • Pinnacle Awards (2013-2016) – Successful Meetings Magazine 
  • Planners Choice Award (2003-2008) – Meeting News
  • Distinctive Achievement Award (2008-2010) – Association Conventions & Facilities Magazine
  • Readers Choice “50+ Planners & Places to Watch" (2008, 2009, 2012) – SportsEvents Magazine
  • Distinctive Achievement Award – Association Conventions & Facilities
  • 2013 Best Destination Marketing Organization 25,000 + in Population – Colorado Meetings + Events
  • Award of Excellence (2014, 2016) – Corporate & Incentive Travel
  • World Class Award – Insurance & Financial Meetings Management
  • Kathy Reak, Director of Sales named 2011-2012 Supplier of the Year – Meeting Planners International
  • Readers’ Choice Award Winner (2014, 2015, 2016) – SportsEvents
  • Colorado Springs is #2 “Cities of Convention Wisdom” – MSN.com
  • 2012 Best Western Destination Line – Group Today's Reader's Choice Awards 
  • 2013 Religious Conference Manager's Praise Award Winner

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, CFMP

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

Kathy has been with Visit Colorado Springs since 1997. Her markets include Religious, all states east of the Mississippi as well as Minnesota and Texas. She also is the sole contact for all ConferenceDirect and HelmsBriscoe associates. Kathy enjoys designing greeting cards, golfing, RVing and spending time with her husband and her dogs, Reilly and Bailey.

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

Dina Worthen

Sales Manager
Dina@VisitCOS.com
719-685-7625

Dina joined VCOS in 2017 with a background in business development, corporate account management and vendor relations. She holds a BS from the University of Central Florida. Dina’s markets include military reunions, education, fraternal, government, hobby groups and Colorado associations. Dina also works with special events and various third-party planners such as Experient, Maritz and HPN.