Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

November 25 2013

People on the Move


Mary Vogt, Scott White, Joe Nahas, Traci Baxter, Alexis Matera

Associated Luxury Hotels International, a hotel representation company based in Orlando, Fla., and representing more than 160 four- and five-diamond properties to meeting professionals, announced that it had hired five news sales professionals, effective immediately. All of them had previously worked for Krisam/GEP. They are Mary Vogt, who serves as vice president of sales in the U.S. Midwest region, based in ALHI’s global sales office in Chicago; Scott White, who serves as regional director of sales for the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, based in ALHI’s global sales office in Washington, D.C.; Joe Nahas, who serves as director of sales for the U.S. Northeast region, based in ALHI’s global sales office in New York City; Traci Baxter, who serves as director of sales for the U.S. South region, based in Louisville, Ky.; and Alexis Matera, who joins as sales associate for the U.S. Northeast region, based in ALHI’s global sales office in New York City.

Jamie Jordan

Jamie Jordan has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Most recently, Jordan was director of group sales at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Ed Simon

Destination Hotels & Resorts, Englewood, Colorado, has appointed Ed Simon vice president of sales. Simon previously was regional vice president of sales for Associated Luxury Hotels International in Washington, D.C. 

Domingo Velasco

The Mark Hotel in New York City has named Domingo Velasco director of sales and marketing. Velasco most recently was area director of sales and marketing for Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, overseeing Rosewood Tucker’s Point and Rosewood Little Dix Bay. 

Tracy Garcia

Trade show industry veteran, Tracy Garcia, was named the new show director for two of Hanley Wood Exhibitions’ mainstay shows - International Roofing Expo and International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo.

Dawn D. Rockas

Experient, the source for integrated meeting and event solutions, announced today its recent appointment of Dawn D. Rockas, MBA, CMP as Strategic Sales Executive – association market.


JPdL Multi Management, parent company of the JPdL Destination Management group is pleased to announce the outright purchase of its award-winning subsidiary, JPdL Toronto & Niagara, from Grant Snider, DMCP.

Timothy Anderson

After serving as director of global sales for Omni Hotels for the last two years, Timothy Anderson has joined The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain as the Arizona resort’s new director of sales.

Gretta Brooks

Omni Hotels & Resorts has named Gretta Brooks as the brand’s new corporate director of global sales. She will be based in the company’s Dallas headquarters.

Carla R. DeFlorio

Carla R. DeFlorio, CAE, is now executive director of Incentive Marketing Association, Naperville, Ill. She succeeds Karen Renk, CAE, who is retiring after 15 years with the association. DeFlorio was CEO of the Certification of Disability Management Specialists.