Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

September 12 2013

People on the Move This Month


Fred Shea

Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel announced the promotion of Fred Shea to senior vice president of Convention Sales and Services for the nation's premier destination tourism association, effective immediately.

Steen Jakobsen

Wonderful Copenhagen’s convention director Steen Jakobsen is leaving to take up a new role as director of the Dubai Convention & Events Bureau.

Shannon Munley-Foster

The Radisson Blu Warwick Philadelphia has appointed Shannon Munley-Foster director of sales and marketing. Munley-Foster previously was the regional director of sales and marketing at both the Radisson Phoenix-Chandler and Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport in Arizona.

Mark Adams

Mark Adams has been named director of sales at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Adams most recently was director of group sales at the Anaheim Marriott. 

Sonia Hammrich

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, has promoted Sonia Hammrich to director of sales. Hammrich previously was the resort’s assistant director of sales.

Majella Baldacchino

Majella Baldacchino has been appointed director of sales at Coworth Park in Ascot, United Kingdom. Baldacchino most recently was business development director at InterContinental London Park Lane.

Edward French

Marriott International has promoted Edward French to chief sales and marketing officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. In addition to sales and marketing, French will oversee the brand’s revenue management, e-commerce, customer relations, public relations and social media efforts. Previously, he was senior vice president of marketing platforms, overseeing operations, strategy and marketing for the Marriott Rewards and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards loyalty programs.

Susan Krys

Food Marketing Institute said it has named Susan Krys vice president of industry events to help re-engineer the association’s industry trade show, now called FMI Connect.

Chris Budd 

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona, has appointed Chris Budd director of sales. Most recently, Budd was the senior national sales manager at Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas.

Mark Aldridge

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.’s recently sold San Francisco property has a new director in charge of sales and marketing. Mark Aldridge comes to hotel from the brand’s Denver property, where he had the same title. In 2012, the company named him Sales Leader of the Year for its western region. 

Ozzie Jenkins-Gibson

Ozzie Jenkins-Gibson is leaving the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners. He is retiring on Dec. 31, Jenkins-Gibson has managed the day-to-day operations of the organization since 1987.