Meet the Sales Team

Your Team for Successful L.A. Meetings, Conferences & Events

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

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.

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.

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.

Group Sales Manager

Kimberly Smith

Group Sales Manager
(310) 794-9905

What Drew Me to UCLA:

After being away from working at a university, I really wanted to get back on campus. Everyone working together for the greater good makes it easy to come to work each day.

What I’m Interested in Exploring at UCLA:

I’m looking forward to exploring the architecture and history of UCLA, along with going to my first UCLA basketball game.

Group Sales Manager

Maridy Curry

Group Sales Manager
(310) 794-7916

What Drew Me to UCLA:

Turning great aspirations into great outcomes. At UCLA, we are always challenged and empowered in an atmosphere of learning and support, working alongside world-class colleagues, influencing the next generation of problem solvers.

What I’m Interested in Exploring at UCLA:

I’m interested in exploring the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical garden, a 7.5 acre garden living museum featuring a diverse collection of plants from around the world.

Senior Individual Business Travel Manager

Leah Brown

Senior Individual Business Travel 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.

Catering Sales Manager

Rachel Jang

Catering Sales Manager
(310) 794-1137

What Drew Me to UCLA:

Located at one of the most well-known universities, I found it inspiring to join the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, a place where great minds can all come together and change the world!

What I’m Interested in Exploring at UCLA:

I am really interested in exploring all the history and architecture of UCLA, not to mention all the UCLA basketball and football games I plan to attend!

Catering Sales Manager

Stephanie Kerr

Catering Sales Manager
(310) 794-7944

What Drew Me to UCLA:

I have always wanted to work at a university and when I started researching positions at UCLA, I quickly discovered that it shares all the same values that I consider to be very important. So, being a part of the team at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center is an absolute dream.

What I’m Interested in Exploring at UCLA:

I am excited to learn about all of the history and great minds that have passed through these halls.

Sales & Marketing Administrator

Jeanne Yu

Sales & Marketing Administrator
(310) 794-7925

What Drew Me to UCLA:

Having grown up in Los Angeles, UCLA has always drawn a profound respect from me. I admire the outreach and sense of community that UCLA anchors in Los Angeles. I am very excited to be part of the Luskin Conference Center team.

My Favorite Place on Campus:

Royce Hall has always been an amazing place for me to attend concerts and events. The history and architecture at Royce Hall and throughout the UCLA campus is amazing.