Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

June 12 2014

People on the Move This Month

By PCMA

Andrew Farrow

FRHI Hotels & Resorts, Toronto, has appointed Andrew Farrow director of marketing, Europe. Farrow most recently was director of regional marketing, U.K. and Ireland, for Hilton Worldwide.

Michael Hennessy

Michael Hennessy has been named director of sales at The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. Hennessy most recently was market sales leader of catering for the west-south-central region at Marriott International.

Suzanne Shogren

The Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C., has named Suzanne Shogren area director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Shogren was regional director of sales and marketing for PM Hospitality Strategies. 

Vickie Omura and Grant Hickman

Vickie Omura has bee appointed to the newly-created position of vice president, Meet Hawaii – citywide sales and marketing, and Grant Hickman to regional director of accounts – Midwest, rounding out the team leading HCC’s sales efforts.

Chris Bason

CWT Meetings & Events has appointed Chris Bason as head of events. Chris starts his new role today and will be responsible for managing the growing live events team, delivering end-to-end services including event strategy, creative, production, technology and full project management.

Deepak Dahiya

Deepak Dahiya has been named director of sales and marketing at The Ajman Palace Hotel & Resort, United Arab Emirates. Dahiya most recently was director of sales and marketing at the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa.

Darrick Eman

Darrick Eman has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Nizuc Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico. Eman most recently was director of sales for Orient-Express Hotels Mexico and Caribbea.

Tamara Kobiolke

Tamara Kobiolke has been appointed director of sales and marketing at the Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa in Phuket, Thailand. Kobiolke most recently was director of sales and marketing at Hotel Missoni Edinburgh.

Christopher Levine

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina in Cambridge, Maryland, has appointed Christopher Levine director of sales and marketing. Levine most recently was director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Regency Sarasota in Sarasota, Florida.

Hudson Mitchell

Hudson Mitchell has been appointed director of sales at InterContinental Fiji in Natadola. Mitchell previously was director of sales at Namale Resort & Spa in Savusavu.

James Wharton

James Wharton has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel in London. Wharton previously was director of sales and marketing at the Renaissance Bangkok.

Kim Butler

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) has named Kim Butler as vice president, marketing and communications. Ms. Butler’s appointment is effective immediately. She has a successful track record in leading high-profile promotional endeavors and we look forward to her creativity in continuing to elevate Greater Fort Lauderdale’s brand awareness.” Ms. Butler is responsible for overseeing the advertising and public relations operations of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Timothy Rutland

Timothy Rutland has been named executive director of sales and marketing at the La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA West golf course near Palm Springs, California. He previously was director of sales and marketing at Stein Erikson Lodge Deer Valley and The Chateaux Deer Valley, as well as a pair of affiliated residential properties in Park City, Utah.

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