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About the CVB

Make Your Next Meeting, Conference or Event an Island Getaway

With a breathtaking view of the Laguna Madre Bay, the South Padre Island Convention Centre offers 45,000 square feet of meeting space for meetings, conventions, conferences, trade shows, exhibits and special events. Primary facilities include 22,500 square feet of Exhibit Hall space with a clear ceiling height of 36 feet for large meetings and sporting events; a 2,633 square foot conference auditorium for 230; and 9,000 square feet of breakout space. A large central lobby can also host various exhibits and functions. The Sunset Terrace adjoins the lobby, providing the perfect setting and view for an outside reception. What are you waiting for? Book your next meeting, conference or event with a view!

Meet the South Padre Island CVB Team

Always here to make your meeting with a view crystal clear and carefree, our team of meeting professionals can help you during every step of the planning process. Meet our team of professionals below.

Keith Arnold


Keith brings 37 years of experience in chambers of commerce, economic development and tourism marketing experience. Most recently Arnold worked for more than 7 years as the President and CEO of the Corpus Christi CVB, where he lead the team that developed a State of Texas awarded Nature Tourism program. Keith has held leadership roles on the board of directors with the Texas Society of Association Executives, the Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce and the Executive Committee for the Texas Travel Industry Association.

CVB Staff

Rosa Zapata

Executive Services Specialist

Lori Moore

Accounting Coordinator

Joey Rodriguez

Operations Manager

Sales Department

Michael Flores, MBA, CHIA

Business Development Director 

Marisa Amaya

Event Development & Packaging Manager

Rebecca Alvarez

Senior Sales Manager

Judith Lehn

Convention Sales Manager

Dixie Rowell

Meetings & Events Coordinator

Mayra Nunez

CVB Sales & Services Assistant

Marketing Department

Alisha Workman, MBA, CTE

Senior Marketing & Communications Manager

Carlos Centeno

Digital/Interactive Specialist

Aaron Russell

Social Media/Communications Specialist

Visitors Center

Lilia DeRousie, TDM

Visitors Center Manager