Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

June 10 2013

People on the Move


Joe Wronski

The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix has hired Joe Wronski as its new director of sales and marketing. For the last eight years, Wronski has served in sales and marketing positions for Omni Hotels in Houston, including the Omni Houston Westside and Omni Houston. His career also includes regional and national sales efforts with Wyndham International and Hilton Worldwide. 

Douglas Kaminski

Douglas Kaminski has been appointed director of marketing at Four Seasons Hotel Miami. Kaminski most recently was director of marketing at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley.

Tony Rodriguez

Tony Rodriguez has been named director of marketing at Four Seasons Hotel Palm Beach, Florida. Rodriguez most recently was director of marketing at Four Seasons Hotel Miami.

Todd Gehrke

Hotel Madeline Telluride in Telluride, Colorado, has named Todd Gehrke director of sales and marketing. Gehrke most recently was director of group and conference solutions at the Telluride Tourism Board.

Audra F. Franks, MTA, CMP

Audra F. Franks, MTA, CMP, Senior Director for Meetings, American Dental Education Association has been selected by ASAE to join the the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). DELP gives individuals from underrepresented segments of the association profession an opportunity to advance into the ranks of leadership in association management by providing networking opportunities, educational programs, and career guidance.

Paul Malcom

Hotel group, Hilton Worldwide has appointed Paul Malcom as its Head of Sales for Europe. After 30 years at Marriott International, Mr Malcom joins the company to spearhead sales and assist with driving the company’s commercial services platform.

Tom Mullen

Tom Mullen will join the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LA Tourism) in the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances. In this role, Mullen will be responsible for new business development, corporate alliances and partner, member and visitor relations.

Yvonne La Penotiere

Brand USA, the public-private partnership responsible for launching the United States' first-ever nationally coordinated tourism marketing effort, announced the appointment of Yvonne La Penotiere as chief marketing officer.

Karen Hughes

The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) announced that longtime Starwood Hotels & Resorts executive, Karen Hughes, has joined the Bureau in the new position of vice president of Meet Hawaii and Travel Industry Partnerships.

Blair Roxborough

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto welcomes the appointment of Blair Roxborough as the new General Manager. Adding to his role as Area General Manager (Victoria and South Australia) with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the new position will see Roxborough working to strengthen the hotel’s relationships on both a local and global scale.

Debra Gerhardt

Skyline Exhibits Chicago is expanding its ability to increase client effectiveness at trade shows with the addition of Debra Gerhardt as the Chicago Service Center Office Administrator and Chicago I&D (install and dismantle) Project Coordinator.

Sofia McFarlane

Choice Hotels Europe, the company behind the Comfort, Quality and Clarion brands in Europe and part of Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the largest hotel companies with 6,200 hotels worldwide, today announced the appointment of Sofia McFarlane as Corporate Account Manager, UK Global Sales.