Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

August 26 2013

People on the Move


Julia Alvaro

Dusit Thani Dubai has named Julia Alvaro director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Alvaro was director of sales and marketing at Radisson Blu Media City.

Mark Guthrie

Mark Guthrie has been named director of sales and marketing at Park Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. Guthrie most recently was director of sales at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill.

Jerry Jensen

Jerry Jensen has been named director of sales and marketing for Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jensen previously was director of sales and marketing for the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

Nicole Testa Boston

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) has announced the appointment of Nicole Testa Boston as its fifth executive director. Boston will assume her duties at SFPE on October 7, 2013.

Charles Meeks

Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs is had announced the appointment of Charles Meeks as the new director of sales and catering. Meeks will oversee all aspects of convention and meetings business, catering, banquets and special events for the new 17,000 square-foot convention center. Meeks has been in the hospitality business for more than 30 years, beginning his career in El Paso, Texas, where he held various positions, including director of the West Texas Film Commission and then director of the El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Giuseppe Lepri

Global Events Partners announced that Giuseppe Lepri, founder and former head of NewTours, Italy, has been appointed managing director of its new GEP Europe office in Brussels.

Sébastien Bazin

Accor SA appointed Colony Capital Europe’s managing director Sébastien Bazin as chief executive of the hotel group. Mr. Bazin, who has represented Colony Capital on the board of Accor since 2005, will be the fourth CEO of the company in only eight years.