Think You’re Cut Out To Be Reunion Tower’s President? Here’s What It Takes

National holidays often inspire fun promotions at Reunion Tower and throughout the country. This Presidents Day inspired us to describe the role of Reunion Tower President to readers of the Upsider.

Reunion Tower President Dusti Groskreutz wasn’t always a Texan, but this adventurous executive from the Pacific Northwest has quickly settled into a life that is a careful balance of work, family and service to the North Texas community.

Dusti’s passion for guest experience began as a summer job and turned into a full-time career. She got her start in the tourism industry at Seattle’s Space Needle while working her way through college. A little over 27 years later, she can share her vast knowledge with members of her team and partner organizations. Dusti’s competencies include management, operations, guest services, facilities, marketing, engineering, training, construction and redesign, capital planning and events – all involving retail and tourist destinations.

When Dusti isn’t chauffeuring three tweens and comparing hectic family schedules with her husband, she can be found on the GeO-Deck performing a technology inspection, in her office approving creative for a marketing campaign, or taking in a quick, quiet moment with a steaming tumbler of organic green tea.

As the North Texas tourism industry continues to grow, so does Dusti’s commitment to promote memorable experiences. She recently accepted board positions in support of the World Federation of Great Towers and VisitDallas.

Do you share Dusti’s passion for guest experience? Apply now to join life at the top.

The Only Cheat Sheet You Need for Romance (at Reunion Tower)

Are you ever accused of being over the top? Reunion Tower is the expert when it comes to creating a romantic night to remember. Readers of the Upsider have access to the ultimate insight on the most romantic place in Dallas, where Love is in the Air.

Reunion Tower has long been a destination for love and romance. Hundreds of proposals take place at the Tower each year, and couples flock to Reunion Tower to celebrate their adoration all year round. Reunion Tower has staff dedicated solely to creating perfect date nights and proposals, and sometimes staff members receive a surprise of their own.



In 2017, the call started like any other, and ended with a high-profile proposal, high above the Dallas skyline. It took Allen Evans about 3 months to plan the perfect way to pop the question, but it didn’t take long to choose the venue – the observation deck at Reunion Tower.

She said YES, and the wedding of beloved Kidd Kraddick Morning show host Kellie Rasberry and Allen went down in fairytale history on July 1, 2017.

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…a shared love for podcasting? It’s true, the love story continues, with the successful launch of A Sandwich and Some Lovin’ and a logo reveal that could only be hosted where it all began, at the top of Dallas – Reunion Tower.


Ready to experience breathtaking views with your sweetheart? Call 214-712-7040 or contact us online to customize your dazzling date night.

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Reunion Tower


Become a Reunion Tower expert! Welcome to the first edition of the Upsider, a guide designed to heighten your knowledge of Reunion Tower. Each post will feature a unique aspect of Reunion Tower including Company Culture, Featured Guest Visits, Top Dallasites and Love Stories.

As it is affectionately known by locals, “The Ball” has been a staple of the Dallas skyline since 1978. It’s 259 exterior LED lights can be seen for miles, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

How has Reunion Tower made a lasting impact on the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex? View this list of 8 Upsider facts about Reunion Tower and make plans to experience each element for yourself.

1 amazing fireworks show, AT&T Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower, to welcome 2018.

3, the number of floors inside “The Ball.” At the very top, a fine-dining restaurant – Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, in the middle, a casual café and event space – Cloud Nine and at 470 feet in the air, the GeO-Deck – the only local indoor/outdoor observation deck for breathtaking panoramic views of Dallas and the surrounding area.

4, the number of years that the observation deck, the GeO-Deck, has been open, after a complete Reunion Tower renovation kept it closed for 5 years.

15 miles, how far away the 259 exterior LED lights can be seen shining brightly while displaying Reunion Tower’s nightly light shows.

20 interactive touch screens, or The Halo, located on the interior observation deck allows guests to discover hidden gems, historic landmarks, museums, parks and more.

32 miles, the distance to Fort Worth, visible from the GeO-Deck on a clear day.

35 Reunion Tower employees, called Ambassadors, work on the GeO-Deck and run office operations.

39, Reunion Tower’s current age. The Tower will celebrate its 40th birthday in April 2018.

Can’t wait to learn more about the icon of Dallas? Follow @ReunionTower on social media as “The Ball” reveals its upcoming plans to celebrate its 40th birthday