Meet the Sales Team

Your Team for Successful Meetings, Conferences & Events

The experienced team at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center is ready to help you plan your next conference, meeting, event or visit. Contact us to request specific information or to answer any questions you may have. We’d love to introduce you to this unique place to meet, engage, explore and be insipred!

Cindy Gagle, Director of Sales & Marketing

Cindy Gagle

Director of Sales & Marketing
(310) 825-7738

What I Like Most About Working at UCLA:

After having spent decades as a Sales and Marketing Director, I am still given the opportunity to grow and to expand my knowledge. The Luskin Conference Center is like no other project I have experienced before. The university setting is so spectacular and vibrant.

My Favorite Place on Campus:

I am fascinated with the UCLA Meteorite Gallery. The exhibit displays approximately 100 meteorites, including a 357-pound iron chunk of an asteroid that crashed into Arizona 50,000 years ago. This collection illustrates the scientific processes active in the early solar system. In my book, it’s a “wow” and must-see for LCC visitors interested in The Universe!

Leah Brown, Group Sales Manager

Leah Brown

Sales Manager
(310) 794-1253

What Drew Me to UCLA:

Prior to joining the LCC team, I had the pleasure of meeting the managers and hearing about their vision for this Conference Center.  I was drawn by their vision, excitement, passion, and commitment to make this a place where great minds come together to discuss ways to make our world a better place.  I immediately wanted to be part of a team that made a difference!

What I’m Interested in Exploring at UCLA:

I want to explore the many points-of-interest and activities that UCLA has to offer – Fowler Museum, Hammer Museum, Sculpture Garden, Royce Hall, athletic events, and more.

Jennifer Catanes-Avanceña, Senior Catering Sales Manager

Jennifer Catanes-Avanceña

Senior Catering Sales Manager
(310) 794-1173

What Drew Me to UCLA:

The people, campus architecture, and most especially to be part of the opening team at the remarkable Luskin Conference Center — very excited to explore my passions of hospitality and higher education.

What I’m Interested in Exploring at UCLA.

The historical architecture and campus which I find refreshing and delightful.

Annemarie Estrada - Sales and Marketing Administrative Assistant

Annemarie Estrada

Sales and Marketing Administrative Assistant
(310) 794-7916

What Drew Me to UCLA:

When I found out about the Luskin Conference Center, I was amazed at how much detail went into this astonishing building. The sustainability, the artwork, the purpose of events… it is a pleasure to be part of something that can positively impact tomorrow’s future.

What I’m Interested in Exploring at UCLA.

The architecture on campus impresses me a lot. One of the buildings that I love seeing is Royce Hall. I would love to attend an event one day to explore the auditorium from the inside.

Hedy Varga, Senior Group Sales Manager

Hedy Varga

Senior Group Sales Manager
(310) 206-8718

What I Like Most About Working at UCLA:

The work we are doing serves a higher purpose. Every single person with whom I meet fulfills a mission to educate or serve the community in some capacity. We are making the world a better place!

My Favorite Place on Campus:

The Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden is a favorite place because of the beauty, silence and serenity you can find there.

Joseph Perkins, Group Sales Manager

Joseph Perkins

Group Sales Manager
(310) 794-9905

What Drew Me to UCLA:

I was interested in taking an active role in helping to open the new Luskin Conference Center—a truly unique experience. I enjoy participating in a project with purpose that provides endless possibilities for growth and development for me and the organization.

What I’m Interested in Exploring in Los Angeles:

I am interested in sustainable living and in exploring ways to connect with others who are committed to improving the quality of life not only for the L.A. area, but also for everyone and everything that is riding on our “Big Blue Marble.”

Tanny Yee, Catering Sales Manager

Tanny Yee

Catering Sales Manager

What Drew Me to UCLA:

I was initially drawn to the Luskin Conference Center by the captivating artwork and incredibly thoughtful design of the property. As I walked down the corridors and explored the meeting rooms admiring each masterpieces, the LCC truly felt like a museum within itself showcasing the talent, beauty and history of UCLA.

What I’m Interested in Exploring at UCLA:

I am excited to attend my first UCLA/USC football game and represent UCLA! Go Bruins!