Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

January 27 2014

People on the Move


Elisa “Putt” Putman

The Convention Center Authority announced this afternoon the promotion of Elisa “Putt” Putman to senior vice president and chief operations officer of the Music City Center

Jane Berzan 

The Direct Marketing Association announced the addition of a new senior vice president— Jane Berzan to direct programs. Berzan takes responsibility for DMA's conferences, trade shows, and professional development courses.

Sangkom Nasuan

Sangkom Nasuan has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Ambassador Hotel Bangkok. Nasuan previously was executive assistant manager (sales and marketing) at Indra Regent Hotel.

Robert Payne

CSM Lodging, Minneapolis, has named Robert Payne regional sales director. Payne was previously director of sales and marketing for The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel.

Antionette Aris, Jim Scherbel, Andy Thompson and Alison Winston

Experient, has announced the expansion of its sales team by four to the Experient Sales Network (ESN). The newest ENAMs joining the Experient team are Antionette Aris, Jim Scherbel, Andy Thompson and Alison Winston.

Anthony Prusak

Anthony Prusak, senior director of convention sales, Cleveland Convention Center & Global Center for Health Innovation, is leaving the center to become vice president of business development for ABTS Convention Services, a global company specializing in serving non-U.S. attendees of medical association meetings in the U.S. with registration and housing needs.

Robert Scott

The Scotiabank Convention Centre, in Niagara Falls (SCCN) announced the addition of Robert Scott, who joins the growing team of sales professionals at the SCCN as a Toronto-based Sales Manager focused on the Corporate Industry.

Chris Clement

The Rainmaker Group, a world leader in automated profit optimization software and services for the gaming/hospitality industry, announced the addition of veteran executive Chris Clement as Director, Hospitality Sales. In his new position, he will spearhead sales initiatives of GroupREV®.

Julie Brown

Julie Brown has been named the Director of National Conferences at Project Lead the Way, Inc.

Jarrod Finley

The Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (LBCVB) announced the appointment of Jarrod Finley as its new Vice President of Sales.  In his position, Jarrod is responsible for implementing effective sales strategies to drive high impact convention business into the City of Long Beach.

Barbara A. Myers

IMN Solutions announced today that it has named Barbara A. Myers, CAE, as the new Vice President of Association Services. The addition of Myers, a dynamic association, event and exhibition executive, supports the expansion of the company’s brand.

Chris Ivy

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group on Tuesday named Chris Ivy as its chief development officer for the Americas. Ivy most recently served as executive vice president of acquisitions and development for Arlington, Va.-based Interstate Hotels and Resorts.