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August 12 2012

Carole Moody Passes; San Diego CVB Names Two New National Sales Directors

Alicia Leonard

August 13, 2012

Carole Moody Passes Away
Carole Moody, who died Tuesday, started work as a secretary at the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission downtown and retired 30 years later as president.

Her job was persuading visitors and conventions to come to St. Louis.

She did that in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 2001, the loss of the TWA hub and cutback in flights at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and in the face of an increasingly soft economy.

"It was like being captain of the Titanic," said Kim Tucci, chairman of the commission that hired her in 2002. "And she kept it together."

Carole Moody Gorman died Aug. 7, 2012, at age 65 at her home in Brentwood. She suffered a stroke June 17 and was later diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, her husband said Thursday. More

Sorkin, M. (August 10, 2012) Carole Moody dies; she helped get the 'Explore St. Louis' brand. Retrieved August 13, 2012 from http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/carole-moody-dies-she-helped-get-the-explore-st-louis/article_a64ee77e-224b-5cda-b9ed-7ffece01a649.html 

San Diego CVB Names Two New National Sales Directors
Bonnie Greenspan, a new National Sales Director based in the bureau's Washington D.C. office, will handle Citywide Sales for the Washington D.C. region. 

A 27-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Greenspan's most recent position was Hyatt Hotels & Resorts' Director of Worldwide Accounts. Her previous positions include Sales Manager at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, Director of Sales at the Hyatt Fair Lakes in Fairfax, VA and Sales Manager at the Hyatt Arlington in Arlington, VA. 

Greenspan is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Professional Convention Management Association. She joins Phyllis Bradley Azama, Vice President of Sales, Washington D.C. region, a 19-year veteran of the San Diego Citywide and Hotel Meetings Sales teams, and Damara Gomez, National Sales Director. 

"With their 50-plus combined years of sales experience in the meetings industry, we are very excited to have both Maria and Bonnie join our Citywide Sales Team," stated Joe Terzi, President & CEO of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau. "As we currently transition the sales and marketing efforts of the world-class San Diego Convention Center to our bureau, it is essential that we secure the industry's top talents to keep the facility and our destination top of mind in meeting planners nationwide, and we've found those talents in these two industry veterans," Terzi added. 

As of July 1, 2012, sales and marketing of the San Diego Convention Center was awarded to the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

The bureau's Citywide Sales Division shares office space with its Hotel Meetings Sales Division in both Chicago and Washington D.C.


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