Conference Plus: Staff Bios & Contact Information

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Jackie Campbell, CPCE
Associate Director

Jackie Campbell, Associate Director of Conferences, comes to UC San Diego with over a decade of experience with Hornblower Cruises and Events. Her experience in sales and full-service event planning is only paralleled by the excitement, passion, and high-level of customer service she extends to both colleagues and clients. Jackie recently served a three-year term as the President for the San Diego Chapter of the National Association of Catering and Events and continues to be actively involved in our vibrant San Diego hospitality community. To contact Jackie, please email

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Davell Jackson-Brown
Operations Manager

Davell has been with Conference Services since 1997, but she has been an integral part of the Housing • Dining • Hospitality team for 27 years, starting in Dining and moving her way up through administration while experiencing every facet of the department’s operations. Her passion for the campus is apparent in her relationships with other UC San Diego divisions, her involvement with various campus committees, and her winning numerous diversity and customer service awards. Excellent customer service is her number one priority—find out by contacting her for your next conference or meeting! To contact Davell, please email

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Anita Treviño Neubarth
Business Development Manager

Anita joined Conference Services after leading the sales team for UC San Diego Catering for 11 years. She is known for her creativity when producing events, including unique menu development, set design and flawless execution on every project. She has a trained eye for detail, extensive knowledge of the campus, and understands how to deliver the client’s overall vision, making her an exceptional addition to the Conference team. Prior to joining UC San Diego, Anita worked for 25 years in the hotel and resort industry, opening properties such as L’Auberge Del Mar Hotel and Resort, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club and Cal-a-Vie Health Resort, while serving as the Director of Catering and Conference Services and National Sales Manager. To contact Anita, please email

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Marilyn Samm-Smith, CMP, CMM
Conference Specialist

Marilyn began her career at UC San Diego as a professional event planner over 17 years ago, and has coordinated and managed summer conferences and events for 11 years. Marilyn has achieved the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Certification in Meeting Management (CMM) industry designations and is an active member of Meeting Professionals International. Her work experience combined with her professionalism and excellent customer service results in highly satisfied conferences year after year. To contact Marilyn, please email

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Suzette Olguin
Conference Specialist

Suzette has been with Housing • Dining • Hospitality since 2002, starting in the Triton Cash office and transitioning to Conference Services in 2006. In addition to coordinating conferences, she acts as the IT liaison in the effort to streamline paperwork and procedures in the office. She has an affinity for music, board games, dogs—and great customer service! To contact Suzette, please email

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Tiffany Plengsangtip
Conference Coordinator

Tiffany joined the Conference Services Team in March 2014. She graduated from SDSU with a degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management and has been working in the hotel industry for the past five years. She has worked at both the Front Desk and Sales and is very passionate about customer service. In her free time she loves to travel, golf, and attend SDSU basketball games. To contact Tiffany, please email

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Joe Fejeran
Conference Coordinator

Joe is a “connector of dots,” with a focus on understanding the guest experience. He began his hospitality career at the iconic Hotel del Coronado as a Concierge, serving briefly on the Board of the San Diego Concierge Association. From there, Joe moved into leadership positions at the Front Desk and then the Spa at the Del, where he learned to exceed the expectations of high-end leisure guests and large corporate groups. Joe is a proud graduate of UC San Diego (Bachelor of Arts in Communication), and when he’s off-campus he enjoys reliving his Concierge days by experiencing the best restaurants and live performances that America’s Finest City has to offer. He is looking forward to bringing his passion for exceptional service to your next event! To contact Joe, please email

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Chris Akins
Conference Assistant

Chris Akins joined the Conference Services team in the summer of 2015. Prior to joining UC San Diego, he worked as an Events Coordinator at UC Davis, with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. During his six years at UC Davis he planned events that catered to alumni, donors and agribusiness industry leaders. In his free time he likes to express his creative side with his many photography projects and studying martial arts. He looks forward to developing great client relationships and providing excellent customer service here at UC San Diego. To contact Chris, please email

You can also reach UC San Diego Conference Services toll-free at 866.388.8273, or locally at 858.534.4220.

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