Kat Bryer, Tasha McDougle and Christie Buckley
Visit Baltimore announced three additions to its convention sales and services department: Kat Bryer as sales manager, Tasha McDougle as convention services manager and Christie Buckley as national sales manager for the southeast region and new business development. Byer formerly was a senior sales manager at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. McDougle previously worked for the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, where she managed internal events and provided support for catering managers. Buckley joined Visit Baltimore in 2012, working as executive assistant to both the CEO and senior vice president of convention sales and services.
Regent Hotels & Resorts, Taipei, has appointed Dexter Chia global senior vice president of sales and marketing. Chia most recently was vice president of sales and marketing for Rosewood Hotel Group.
Marshall Jones has been named director of sales and marketing at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley, California. Jones previously was director of sales and marketing at the Fairmont San Jose.
The Westin Columbus in Columbus, Ohio, has named Nathan Wood director of sales and marketing. Wood previously was director of sales and marketing at the Sheraton Omaha in Nebraska.
Hani Abu Lafi
Hani Abu Lafi has been promoted to director of sales and marketing at The Four Seasons Amman, Jordan. Lafi previously was the hotel’s director of sales.
Grace Lassig has been appointed director of sales at Daydream Island Resort and Spa in Mackay, Queensland, Australia. Lassig most recently was director of sales and marketing at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort.
Sandy Gaudet has been hired by the San Antonio CVB as their new senior sales manager. Sandy will be based in Washington D.C. and will work with Summer Davey in helping manage the National Association market. Sandy is a native of San Antonio and graduated from Texas Tech University.
Gus Martinez has joined VISIT Milwaukee as Convention Sales Manager. Martinez will have shared responsibilities of VISIT Milwaukee’s Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia clients, as well as sole responsibility for VISIT Milwaukee’s multicultural clients.
The vice president of marketing for SeaWorld and Aquatica, Marilyn Hanes, has been appointed by the San Diego City Council to the seven-member board of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation. She is a past chairwoman and current regional ambassador for the California Travel Association.
Visit Florida, the state’s tourism marketing organization, soon will have a new chairman of its board of directors. Andrew Hertz will take over that role when the new fiscal year starts July 1. Hertz, president and general manager of the Miami Seaquarium, will succeed Tammy Gustafson, senior director of sales integration with Universal Orlando.
London & Partners Director of Major Events & Business Toruism, Tracy Halliwell, has been named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queens's Birthday Honours lists 2014. She was awarded the title for her services to business tourism.