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Sales Team

melissDemonacoMelissa DeMonaco-Tapia

Director of Sales
Phone: (909) 865-4042

Melissa DeMonaco-Tapia
Director of Sales

Melissa has worked in the family entertainment business for 23 years. She started off her career at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale and gained valuable experience there for six years. She began working at Fairplex as an Event Coordinator in September of 1993, and since then has been continuously promoted to become the Director of Sales. She now oversees Advance & Group Sales, Commercial Sales, Sponsorship Sales and Year-Round Sales. Melissa is a member of NACS (National Association of Consumer Shows), IAEE (International Association of Exhibitions & Events), RCMA (Religious Conference Managers Association), and LMGA (Location Managers Guild of America). Melissa is married with three beautiful children; Matthew, Renae and Brandon.

mattZionMatthew Zion

Event Sales - Senior Account Executive

Phone: (909) 524-2182

Matthew Zion
Event Sales Account Executive

Matthew comes to Fairplex with an extensive background in real estate and business development. Previously, he was the Director of Business Development for Inwindow Outdoor, overseeing West Coast operations for the New York based firm. He took on the role of Senior Account Executive for year-round sales at Fairplex in May 2013 and has contributed to maintaining and building upon more than 300 annual events at Fairplex. When not touring the Fairplex campus or negotiating contracts he keeps active by hiking, running, snowboarding, hanging out with his pup and managing his TiVo line-up.


suzanneVillegasSuzanne Villegas

Event Sales Account Executive
Phone: (909) 865-4061

Suzanne Villegas
Event Sales Account Executive

Suzanne joined Fairplex events team in May 2013 with more than 10 years’ experience in Sales and Marketing within the Tradeshow and Footwear industry. She’s worked as a Product Manager at Vans Shoes and Casablanca where she developed skills in identifying marketing trends that lead to sales specific initiatives.  Since 2009, her experience has been in sales working closely with accounts and show operations. She’s an alumnus of Cal Poly Pomona University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of La Verne. On her free time she enjoys running and hiking in the outdoors.

For more info, please contact:

(909) 865-4041

1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA 91768
Tel (909) 623-3111
Fax (909) 623-9599