Meet the Team

Special Events at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown

At the JW Marriott Houston Downtown, it is our pleasure to deliver exceptional customer service and create unforgettable experiences in our luxurious event spaces.

Our team tailors your event experience to meet your exact needs.  We have reinvented an iconic downtown landmark and proudly host some of the best events in Houston.

The curated art program is a signature feature of our event spaces.  JW Marriott Houston Downtown event spaces are transformed into an art gallery showcasing renowned artists and reflecting the Houston, Texas aesthetic.  Each member of the sales and marketing team have selected a piece of art throughout the hotel as their photo backdrop.

We invite you to learn more about the team and visit our gallery space to reimagine your next event in Houston.

Photos by Conny Ramirez and Gabe Gonzalez – www.atablespoonoflife.com

Chris Niederschulte

Hotel Manager
Standing next to original Hot Riveted Steel Columns fabricated by Carnegie Steel Company in the 1900’s

Jelle Vandenbroucke

Hotel Manager
"...be the change..." - Gandhi
Standing next to original Hot Riveted Steel Columns fabricated by Carnegie Steel Company in the 1900’s

Natalie Wiseman

Regional Sales & Marketing Director
“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.”
Standing next to original Hot Riveted Steel Columns fabricated by Carnegie Steel Company in the 1900’s

Gary P. Baumann

Director of Sales and Catering
Standing next to Edgar Medina – Pedro Abasolo Freedom Runway

Sir Griffin

Pet Director
"Rescue: It's not just a verb, it's a promise."
Standing next to the outdoor mural by Michael C. Rodriguez; Wearing a custom collar by Taft McWhorter

Majid Serrag

Sr. Sales Manager - Groups
“Yesterday is but a dream, Tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.”
Standing next to The Griffin in Main Kitchen

Alti Goodwyn

Group Sales Manager
"You can take the girl out of New York but you can’t take New York out of the girl."
Standing next to Lyle Owerko – Boombox 24

Ebony Halsell

Catering Sales Manager
“I enjoy fitness and am a personal trainer and co-operator of Bombshell Bootcamp.”
Standing next to Taft McWhorter – Controlled Chaos

Morgan Pagel

Assistant Director of Events
Standing next to JW Marriott Houston Downtown Living Wall

Lauren Lothringer

Group Sales Manager
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Oscar Wilde
Standing next to Taft McWhorter – Controlled Chaos

Gabriela Niebla

Senior Convention Services Manager
“Life is the Art of drawing without an eraser.“
Standing next to JW Marriott Houston Downtown Living Wall

Wendy Valdez

Event Manager
"To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail." - Giorgio Armani
Standing next to Gonzo247

Courtney Glover

Digital Marketing Manager
“Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life; it’s about what you inspire others to do.”
Standing next to Allison Hunter

Marcella Arredondo

Social Media and Brand Marketing Specialist
Standing next to Lyle Owerko – Boombox 24

Abby Bobiles

Group Housing Coordinator
Standing next to Richard Blanco

Carlos Alleyne

Sales Coordinator
"Success is a journey not a destination." - Ben Sweetland
Standing next to JW Marriott Houston Downtown Living Wall

Hayley Lewis

Catering Sales Coordinator
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Standing next to JW Marriott Houston Downtown Living Wall