About Meet Long Beach

Meet Long Beach sells and markets the City of Long Beach as a destination for conventions, meetings and events. Founded by local business people in 2023 as a nonprofit corporation, Meet Long Beach employs a team of seasoned sales professionals placed in key markets throughout the United States, as well as administrative and support staff. The sales team pursues major convention business for the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center with the goal of generating overnight hotel stays, creating estimated $1.8 billion in economic impact for the city each year.


President & CEO: Steve Goodling

SVP Sales & Administration: Joseph Jenci

VP Sales & Administration: Arturo Cruz-Tucker

VP Client Services & Strategic Relationships: Courtney Russell

Controller: Cindy Robbins

Board of Directors


Visit this section to view Meet Long Beach's budget, monthly updates on room nights and convention sales, as well as quarterly updates on financials and sales activities.

Meetings & Events