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Professional Convention Management Association

December 12 2013

People on the Move This Month


Teri Orton

AEG Facilities, which is taking over management of the Hawaii Convention Center, has named former Outrigger Enterprises executive Teri Orton to serve as general manager of the facility.

Reggie Aggarwal

Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal was recognized by Business Travel News as one of the industry’s most influential executives in 2013. Aggarwal was recognized alongside other executives such as Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of US Airways, Richard Solomons, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group, Ronald Nelson, chairman and CEO of Avis Budget Group, and Steve Singh, chairman and CEO of Concur.

Danielle Milne

Danielle Milne named as Manager, Incentive Groups & Conventions at tripcentral.ca
In her new role, Milne will be responsible for further managing, developing, and executing custom tailored travel programs and Incentive partnerships.

Debbie Vargas

After more than 20 years serving the Greenville-Pitt County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Executive Director Debbie Vargas has announced her retirement. Vargas plans to get back to her roots and work with the arts.

Dennis Lesko

After working at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., for 12 years, Dennis Lesko is retiring as vice president of marketing at the AAA Five Diamond resort in January. The hotel has announced that the current director of sales, John Rovie, will take his place.

Paul Wedesky

GES, a leading global provider of exhibition, event, and entertainment experiences, announced that it has hired Paul Wedesky as senior vice president of audio visual services. Most recently he was Senior Vice President of National Operations for PSAV.

Jamie Jordan

Jamie Jordan has been named 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.

John MacMullen

Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed John MacMullen area director of sales and marketing for the Caribbean and Latin America. MacMullen was previously director of sales and marketing for Viceroy Miami.

Heidi Scartozzi

Hilton Memphis in Tennessee has named Heidi Scartozzi director of sales. Scartozzi most recently was regional director of sales for JQH Hotels and Resorts, servicing 13 hotels on the U.S. West Coast.

Ahmed Talaat

Ahmed Talaat has been named director of sales for the Middle East and Africa at Dusit International. Talaat most recently was assistant director of sales at Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman.

Gerd Kotlorz

Philip Bryson, Area Vice President South East Asia, Australia & South Pacific of Marriott International Inc., announces the appointment of Gerd Kotlorz as the new Area Director of Sales and Marketing. Kotlorz will take full operational responsibility for the properties in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.