Our extraordinary Event Services Team makes Cobo Center a place where you can feel good about a meeting. A place where you can be part of something. Because here, you matter.

Meet the Cobo Center Event Services Team
After finishing the $279 million renovation, the new Cobo Center includes an Event Services Team with a new attitude. This team goes above and beyond, making anything possible. Welcome to a city and a center transformed. Here, you matter. 
Rajiv Chopra

With a background in event management and culinary arts, Rajiv is Cobo's senior event manager and has been on staff for 25 years. "Rajiv is incredible! He was always on top of his game and remembered more about our event sometimes than we did. He's an outstanding asset." Society of Automotive Engineers
Kendra Cook

Kendra joined the Cobo team in 2008 and has managed a number of large scale events. Recently, she coordinated the highly successful ASAE Annual Meeting, prompting Pam Troop of ASAE to say, "It was an honor and a privilege to work side by side with you to create a wonderful "five-star" experience for all of ASAE's members and to show the hospitality community that Detroit is indeed the 'comeback city!'"
Gina Galli

Gina Galli is a graduate of the Michigan State University Hospitality Business School and joined the Cobo team in 2013. The Detroit Boat Show, Shell Eco-Marathon and the Big M are among her clients.  "Gina was excellent! We could not have had such a great event without her hard work and diligence." Melissa Cantwell, Shell Eco-marathon
Jennifer Berkemeier

Joining the Cobo Center team in 2011, Jen came from Live Nation Entertainment where she worked for 18 years  as the Special Event Director at the Fillmore in Detroit.  Jen serves as the social catering sales manager.  "I realize that Jen had a lot of other events going on, however she still was able to make me feel like mine was the most important." -  Monique Henderson, Legacy in Motion Awards Dinner
Jordan Caverly

Jordan began working for Cobo Center as a parking supervisor while he was still a student at Wayne State University. After graduating, he cross trained in event services and is now a full time event manager.  "Jordan was fantastic. He was extremely fast to respond and adaptable to our changing needs as well." - Jillian Rodde, Teach For America
Lisa Hennessy

Lisa is the newest member of the Cobo Center event services team. She came to us with a wealth of hotel and convention experience in the U.S. and overseas markets. "Lisa rounds out the team with a diverse - and international - resume that includes catering and group sales. She brings extensive knowledge to Cobo event coordination," said Greg DeSandy, Cobo Center director of sales.
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