Meet the Sales Team

The Sales Executive designs comprehensive plans for your trip, event, and meeting that contribute to your specific business goals. With a vast knowledge of the world’s best travel destinations and extensive long-term vendor relationships, they plan an unforgettable experience that meets your budget.

Corey Crowell

Director of Sales

Corey’s expertise is in consulting with business leaders from across the world. His exceptional approach to customer service led his operation to be awarded as the 2007 Small Business of the Year for directing a successful project in Spain. Over the past 15 years, Corey has lived in various regions of Europe. He is fluent in Spanish and conversational in other Latin languages. Corey gives great attention to details and people—he loves organizing outstanding and memorable trips for any organization looking for a unique experience. Corey earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2009.

Favorite Locations: Italy, the Swiss Alps, Montenegro, Prague, the UK and Ireland, Brazil, México, the Caribbean, Dubai, India, Hawaii, and his unequivocal favorite–Spain!

Bucket List: Paradise Bay (Antarctica)

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Tony Swenson

Vice President of Sales

Tony’s history of achievements and dedication to building a world-class incentive travel company are evident in every project we handle. During his 30 year career with Morris Meetings and Incentives, Tony has set high service standards which have contributed to tremendous customer retention and satisfaction. Planning incredible experiences for national companies while providing value is what we do well here at MMI.

Favorite Locations: Tahiti, European River Cruises, and Southern Utah

Bucket List: Iceland, Bruges, and, of course, Heaven!

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Danene Dustin

Global Sales Executive

Danene believes in a healthy lifestyle so at times a quick run under a bright sun and clear sky beats traveling to the most exotic destinations, but don’t be fooled, as she is a travel veteran. In her early years, Danene lived in Australia and later in life resided in Colombia, South America. An expedition into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon still remains her favorite experience, however. Danene knows more than most what a successful incentive trip entails having extensive experience in conference coordinating & event planning. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Travel & Tourism as well as a Master of Arts degree in American Studies. She is  fluent in Spanish and has completed eight marathons, two of which were the Boston. Danene’s resolute personality gives her a competitive edge in the industry, but it’s really her love of people and culture that fuel her travel passion. As an advocate for those in the homeless community, she currently serves on The Road Home Service Committee. In her free time, Danene enjoys traveling, baking, gardening, snow skiing, yoga, running, reading, singing and playing the piano.

Favorite Locations: Australia, Fiji, Cartagena, St. Lucia, Peruvian Amazon, Niagara-on-the-Lake, New York City, Glacier National Park

Bucket List: Seychelles, Greek Islands, Egypt, Venice, Maldives, Monaco

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Jackie Fox

Senior Global Sales Executive

Jackie is a professional salesperson specializing in incentive travel, large meetings and conventions. She has enjoyed a successful career traveling the world developing many friendships and contacts both within the United States and internationally. Jackie works with a diverse group of clientele. She shows great skill and creativity in creating special incentive programs for her clients. Vendor and contract negotiations are her specialty. Jackie attended Utah State University graduating in Communications and is also a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Jackie is a member of Direct Selling Organization and Rotary International, and is affiliated with MPI, Utah Chapter.

Favorite Locations: South Africa, Macha Picchu, Italy

Bucket List: Iceland, Brazil, Chile

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Jake Swenson

Global Sales Executive

Jake is no stranger to sales. During his 4-year tenure at Hewlett Packard, Jake helped clients evaluate the perfect tools for a wide range of needs and applications. Success meant being intuitive and personable. Though his work was fulfilling, Jake felt the need to apply his talents to something he loved. The Utah native enjoys exploring the world, so when he learned about incentive travel, Jake jumped at the opportunity. He brings enthusiasm and excitement to MMI – an enthusiasm for travel which he hopes to share with others. Despite his love for traveling abroad, he has a deep appreciation for the beauty of the Salt Lake Valley. Jake is a lifelong skier and encourages everyone to experience the Utah snow. He is also a novice fly fisherman and a loyal supporter of Utah State Aggie football.

Favorite Locations: Costa Rica, Maui, San Juan Islands, Banff, Madrid

Bucket List: Vatican City, Maldives, Greek Islands

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Karla Nilson (Devey)

Senior Global Sales Executive

Karla joined Morris Meetings and Incentives in 2000 with a strong background in event planning. Over the past 14 years she has expanded her knowledge and expertise to include all parts of the world, and has seen them all first-hand, typically spending a week out of every month on the road. When she’s home, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, and anything that gets her outdoors.

Favorite Locations: New Zealand, Amalfi Coast, Zambia,  Scotland, South Africa, and Napa, California

Bucket List: Morocco and Lake Como, Italy

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Kimberley Modrynski

Global Sales Executive

Specializing in large groups, Kim’s planning, management, organizational skills, and attention to detail are what lead to high client satisfaction. Kim’s goal is to manage and negotiate programs at the best possible rate, creating a smooth operation and on-site experience. A degree in Professional Geography and Social Studies provides her with strong program destination knowledge. This helps Kim create a creative, once-in-a-lifetime program for her clients. Residing in Minnesota, her free time consists of coaching and traveling with her family and friends.

Favorite Locations: Aeolian Islands-Italy, Rome, and Lanai, Hawaii

Bucket List: Maldives, Indonesia, the French Polynesian, Jerusalem, and Madagascar

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Liz Merrick

Senior Global Sales Executive

Liz is a veteran at Morris Meetings and Incentives.  She is an expert in designing large group travel incentive programs.  Her clientele benefit from her creativity in program designs, combined with her skills in vendor negotiations. With an extensive travel resume, her knowledge of the world is from first-hand travel experience. Liz’s clients appreciate her positive attitude, enthusiasm, and 24/7 approach when it comes to working together! Liz attended Minnesota State University, where she studied Business Administration. She was a founding member of Meeting Planners International, Utah Chapter, and Supplier Member of the Direct Selling Association. She currently resides in Sedona, Arizona.

Favorite Locations: Fiji Islands, all of Hawaii, Pacific Northwest, South Africa- Kruger National Park, Sedona, Arizona

Bucket List: Iceland, Patagonia, Queenstown New Zealand, Maine

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Mark Walker

Senior Global Sales Executive

Mark is an experienced leader in the travel industry and has grown a remarkable client base in the five years he has been with Morris. He began his career at Merrill Lynch in Los Angeles, and later moved to Salt Lake City to work for Goldman Sachs. As his love for traveling grew, he decided to change fields and in 2011 he began a career in the travel industry. Mark’s previous experience in finance has helped sharpen his organizational skills and attention to detail. Mark is actively involved in many church projects and organizations, and loves sports, music, mountain biking, networking, and traveling.

Favorite Locations: New Zealand, South Africa, and Hawaii

Bucket List: Brazil and Iceland

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Meredith Grabner

Global Sales Executive

Meredith joined Morris Meetings & Incentives in 2011, bringing with her a robust background in event planning and marketing. Starting out as an Event Coordinator on the Operations side of the company, Meredith is well versed in creating and executing streamlined programs with large and logistically complex groups. Her keen eye for detail, can-do attitude, and organizational skills contribute to her success. With her love of travel and knowledge of destinations, she can help clients plan and carry out the perfect incentive trip or corporate meeting.

Favorite Locations: Thailand, Istanbul, New Orleans, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Paris, Cannes, South Africa, and Zambia

Bucket List: Vietnam, Tuscany, Tokyo, Iceland, New Zealand, Dubai, and Bora Bora

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