Meet the Team

The North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to make sure you enjoy your experience in North Little Rock, from a family vacation to a corporate meeting. We are the sales and marketing arm of the city’s Advertising & Promotion Commission.

600 Main Street, Suite 100, North Little Rock, AR 72114

Mission

To promote North Little Rock as a positive tourism and hospitality experience thus enhancing economic growth and quality of life for its citizens and visitors.

Primary Functions

  • To make a positive difference in the economy.
  • To market the community.
  • To work as a tourism industry coordinator.
  • To represent the tourism industry.
  • To build community pride.

Karen Trevino, CTIS, CCTP, CDTP
President & CEO

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Karen’s four decades of tourism and hospitality experience include work as Senior Vice President & COO at North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau; group tours consultant at the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; assistant and later executive director of then-named North Little Rock Visitors Bureau; director of operations for the Arkansas Hospitality Association, and hospitality and tourism professor at Pulaski Technical College’s Arkansas Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Institute.

Trevino currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Arkansas Travel Council, Skal International Arkansas and Southeast Tourism Society and as deputy auditor for Skal International USA.
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Scott Sudduth, CMP
Vice President of Tourism

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Scott manages the sales and marketing team, develops tourism product and services in North Little Rock and optimizes relationships to increase engagement with the hospitality industry. Previously he has worked as a destination brand trainer and state coordinator for the Arkansas Hospitality Association’s “Welcome to Arkansas” program. 

He was chosen as a “meeting professional to watch” by Convention South Magazine and was inducted into the Arkansas Hospitality Association’s Hall of Fame. For twenty years, Sudduth served as director of marketing for Performance Food Group. 
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Janis Alexander
Vice President of Operations

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A graduate of Arkansas State University at Beebe, she has more than fifteen years of experience in the hospitality industry and ten years of bookkeeping. She previously worked as a bookkeeper for Fletcher Property Management and revenue manager for the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock.

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Stephanie Slagle, TMP
Director of Marketing

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Stephanie is responsible for communications, advertising and digital marketing. A graduate of Hendrix College, Slagle has a graduate certificate in strategic communications and Travel Marketing Professional Certification. 

She is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association, Arkansas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and the Arkansas chapter of Skål International.
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Erica Warden
Director of Sales & Events

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As Director of Sales & Events, Erica is responsible for selling and marketing to sports groups, events, meetings, groups and events. Erica also manages Argenta Plaza for the North Little Rock CVB and is in charge of booking and scheduling public and private events at the Plaza.

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Heather Kouns
Director of Destination Projects

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A graduate of Florida State University, Heather has four years of event planning and project management experience and previously served as Operations Manager & Project Lead for NWA Courier in Bentonville, Arkansas. She manages tourism projects such as the recently announced “Setting the Table” culinary initiative and improvements to Downtown Riverside RV Park.
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Shannon Harris, TMP
Welcome Center Manager

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Shannon oversees the North Little Rock Welcome Center at 600 Main Street, Ste 100, North Little Rock, AR 72114. Shannon has been with the North Little Rock CVB for 12 years and was previously responsible for sales in the sports market. 

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate with a bachelor’s in marketing, Harris has also earned a Travel Marketing Professional Diploma from the Southeast Tourism Society’s Marketing College.
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Everett Gaither
Communications Coordinator

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Everett is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and has managed communications for multiple non-profit organizations in Wyoming for 5 years. He will work with the Director of Marketing on marketing and promotion efforts for various events and North Little Rock tourism initiatives, specifically Downtown Riverside RV Park and North Little Rock Welcome Center.
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Tim Carr
Events Coordinator
Tim worked part-time with North Little Rock CVB summer 2021. As facility operations manager, Carr will assist the Director of Sales and Events with event setup, Argenta Plaza upkeep as well as photography and videography
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Juliana Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant
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Oakley Witten
Mascot
Oakley is the office pup. He is responsible for morale boosting, walking the humans, greeting visitors and reducing food waste.
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Downtown Riverside RV Park

The North Little Rock CVB also manages the Downtown Riverside RV Park, located right on the Arkansas River with convenient access to local dining and entertainment.

250 S. Locust Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114

501-340-5312

Sheila Bullerwell
Manager
Deb Crow
Manager