Meet the Team


The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (SPICVB), a division of the City of South Padre Island, is the official destination marketing organization for the Island globally, and the primary sales and marketing organization for the South Padre Island Convention Centre.


Our mission is to generate economic impact and job growth by increasing the Island’s hotel occupancy and revenues, while positively affecting other diverse segments of the hospitality industry. We promote to attract diverse regional, state and national convention and leisure visitors through creative sales, marketing and communication efforts.

Ed Caum

CVB Director

Rosa Zapata

Executive Services Assistant

Michael Flores

Director of Marketing Research & Analytics

Lori Moore

Office Manager/Accountant

Joey Rodriguez

Operations Manager

Rudy Cantu

Operations Staff

Myrna Garcia

Operations Staff

Noe Maldonado

Operations Staff

Juan Sanchez

Operations Staff

Francisco Serna

Operations Staff

Reyes Troncoso

Operations Staff

Oscar Valenciana

Operations Staff

Alisha Workman

Senior Marketing & Communications Manager

Jamie Wells

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Marisa Amaya

Events Development & Packaging Manager

April Romero

Special Events Assistant

Gene Rios

Group Business Development Director

Dixie Rowell

Meeting and Events Coordinator

Elizabeth Rivera

Sales Manager

Mayra Nuñez

CVB Sales & Services Coordinator

Teri Murphy

Senior Sales Manager

Lili DeRousie

Visitors Center Manager

Yolanda Davila

Information Counselor

Luis Rios

Information Counselor