Meet Our Sales Team

Contact our sales team to assist with planning a meeting or convention in Wilmington and our Island Beaches.

John W. Sneed II, CHSP

Vice President of Sales and Services

John Sneed has been in the hospitality industry since 1998 including working in several hotels and convention and visitors bureaus (CVB). He joined the Wilmington and Beaches CVB team in 2009. As parents of four children, John, and wife Kristy, love outings to the natural and historic areas Wilmington and the surrounding beaches have to offer. John's father was one of the schoolchildren that contributed coins to the "Save Our Ship" campaign to buy the USS North Carolina and his favorite memory is visiting the ship in Wilmington as a child on numerous family vacations. John has traveled extensively and the USS North Carolina remains one of his favorite attractions.

Molly Johnson, CMP

Director of Convention Sales (State Association & Corporate)

Molly Johnson has been in the hospitality industry since 1991 with experience ranging from operations to sales. After moving multiple times to six different states, Molly finally felt at home when she moved to Wilmington. She started at the Wilmington and Beaches CVB in 2015. Molly spends her free time fundraising and volunteering as a victim advocate for A Safe Place, a local non-profit.

Bree Nidds

Sales Manager (Sports & Religious)

Bree Nidds has been in the tourism and hospitality industry since joining the Wilmington and Beaches CVB in 2014. She comes from a background in sports marketing and sports media relations with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she was also on the sailing team. Her focus is on sports and religious market segments and developing more youth and amateur sports groups in our area. Bree spends much of her free time golfing, swimming, and competing in triathlons. In order to keep growing, she hopes to maintain the curiosity of a child while applying the wisdom of an adult.

Karen Warren

Visitor Services Manager

Karen Warren has been employed with the Wilmington and Beaches CVB since 1998. In her role, she provides support services for individuals, organizations, meeting planners and group tour operators. Karen caught the archaeology bug at an early age, courtesy of Howard Carter and King Tut, and received a degree in anthropology with a focus on Meso-American archaeology with a side bar in Egyptian hieroglyphs. She loves to travel and one of her most memorable trips was to the ethereal Incan site of Machu Picchu.