The Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau announced the appointment of Milton Segarra-Pancorbo as president and CEO of the organization. Segarra will take the helm of the non-profit organization dedicated to driving meetings and conventions to the island in early June.
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa has announced Richard Ross as its new vice president of sales and marketing. Ross brings more than 20 years of leadership success in hospitality and tourism. He was most recently with Remington Hotels, where he was vice president and director of sales and marketing. He was nominated as Sales Leader of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Modesto has hired a new manager to run its downtown convention center, which in recent years has required hefty subsidies from the city’s general fund as booking revenues have fallen.
The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau named Keith Kirsten as its new director of sales. Kirsten joins the DMCVB from the Rio Mar Beach Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, where he served as director of sales. In his new position, Kirtsen will guide DMCVB sales efforts in convention and group business while maintaining and growing the bureau’s relationship with all partner hotels, venues and attractions.
The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Phoenix has named Michael McMahon director of sales and marketing. McMahon most recently was senior advisor – resorts and clubs with Revelation Consultancy in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.