Tulsa, Okla. – Cox Business Center is pleased to announce Jennifer Thornton has been appointed Director of Sales. Thornton will be responsible for attracting conventions, meetings, trade and consumer shows to the downtown Tulsa venue. She will also coordinate sales programs with VisitTulsa and the Tulsa Sports Commission, as well as key hotel partners to generate economic impact for the community.

Thornton is a Tulsa native who joins the convention center—managed by SMG and owned by the City of Tulsa—from Colorado where she operated a full-service event and marketing communications firm specializing in non-profit associations. A Langston University graduate who began her career in telecommunications before moving over to event planning and marketing, Thornton brings over 16 years’ experience to the position.

“Cox Business Center will benefit from Jennifer’s sales and event experience,” said Assistant General Manager Angie Teel, CMP. “And the venue’s clients will benefit from her experience on the planner side. She’s joining an already successful team at the perfect time to spearhead more state and national meetings and conventions at the venue with the $55 million VISION Tulsa renovation nearing completion.”