Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

October 01 2012

Michael Krouse, Sylvie Pesut, Annette Suriani

Alicia Leonard

October 01, 2012

Michael Krouse Named President & CEO of the Ontario Convention Center & Visitors Bureau

SMG alongside the City of Ontario announced that Michael Krouse has been named President and CEO of the Ontario Convention Center & Visitors Bureau, effective immediately.

In this capacity Krouse will oversee the day-to-day management of the facility as well as play a key role in business development, helping to attract new conventions, meetings and events to the premier Ontario facility. More

The Howes Group is excited to announce Sylvie Pesut: Associate, Global Accounts as the newest member to the team.

Sylvie brings to The Howes Group a depth of experience in the hospitality industry only achieved through years of hard work and dedication.  Within the last decade, she has worked with business travel in all market segments: corporate, association, SMERF including tour and travel. The last few years have been focused on destination sales and working with numerous partners collaborating on mutual goals.

“Joining Brenda and The Howes Group was a decision easily made as I have watched her grow the company for years and have seen from the hotel side the respect she has earned from both her clients and hotels alike.”, says Pesut. “Growing my own client base with their support is an opportunity I simply had to take.”  

For more information: Brenda M Howes, CEO
The Howes Group
613 692 2514

Annete Suriani named President-Elect for the Capital Chapter

"I am honored by this privilege and humbled by the confidence the members have in me." said Annete. She also recently became the Director of Global Accounts at Conference Direct.

Face to Face: Renaissance Nashville Hotel's 25th anniversary and more

The Renaissance Nashville recently celebrated that 25th anniversary with an evening to honor its customers, associates and city officials.  More than 200 guests enjoyed a visual pictorial history of the hotel and Downtown Nashville; highlights ranged from hosting presidents and country music stars to welcoming professional sports teams and national headquarters to the city.  In addition, guests were treated to a performance by rising country music artist Sarah Darling.

The 25-floor Renaissance Nashville was one of the first high-rise hotels in Downtown Nashville when it opened its doors in August 1987.  “The Renaissance family, some of whom have been with us since our beginnings, has taken great delight in both participating and watching the downtown area transform from a near empty retail area to a vibrant business and tourism landmark,” said John Fleming, General Manager. “We're proud to be a part of Music City, employing 400 associates, giving back to the community and providing excellent service to our guests.” More

SMG (September 26, 2012) Michael Krouse Named President & CEO of the Ontario Convention Center & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved October 1, 2012 from http://www.marketwatch.com/story/photo-release-michael-krouse-named-president-ceo-of-the-ontario-convention-center-visitors-bureau-2012-09-26

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