Astrid Schrier, CMP is now Meeting Manager at Fernley & Fernley. She was formerly a Meeting Manager at Association Headquarters, Inc.
Couples Resorts bolstered that team with the addition of Dean Sullivan as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
NYC & Company, New York City’s tourism organization, has hired Cory Rosenberg to serve as a regional director for its meetings, conferences and incentive-travel accounts.
Reed Travel Exhibitions’ has confirmed that Sallie Coventry will be appointed as the new Portfolio Director for the IBTM Events Portfolio.
Kokua Hospitality, Chicago, has appointed Lea Rodriguez corporate director of sales. Rodriguez was formerly director of sales and marketing for the Chicago Allerton Hotel.
Hyatt Regency San Francisco has named Stacey Edinger director of sales and marketing. Edinger was most recently director of sales and marketing for the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, California.
Sayyora Asatova has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai. Asatova previously was director of international leisure sales at Atlantis, The Palm.
Marriott International appointed Alvin Wong as director of sales and marketing for two properties in Hawaii: Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Maui and Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the Big Island.
The former CEO of Destination DC, Bill Hanbury has been named to lead a newly formed organization to promote tourism on the island of Bermuda.
Kenita D. Hidalgo, CMP
Kenita D. Hidalgo, CMP, was named Vice President of Events & Marketing at Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), an alternative fuel/clean transportation consulting firm located in Santa Monica, CA.
Christine Melendes has been promoted into a new role within the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) organization as Vice President, Conferences & Partnerships.
Visit Tucson has promoted Allison Cooper to vice president of sales and marketing for the Arizona CVB.
Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco has appointed Brian Gipson director of sales and marketing. Gipson was most recently director of sales and marketing at Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel, California
John Neutze has been appointed director of sales and marketing, Raffles Hotel Le Royal and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Cambodia. Neutze previously was the national director of sales for Hilton’s national sales office in Thailand.
Ilyse Prokocimer-Karwoski has been named director of sales and marketing at Paradise Island Harbour Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Prokocimer-Karwoski most recently was director of sales and marketing at Magdalena Grand Beach Resort in Tobago, West Indies.
Maryellen Van Royen
Maryellen Van Royen has been named director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Regency Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. Van Royen previously was director of sales and marketing at The Rittenhouse in Philadelphia.
Sage Hospitality, Denver, has named Todd Iseri area director of sales and marketing overseeing Denver’s Oxford Hotel and the new Crawford Hotel opening in Denver Union Station this summer. Iseri most recently was director of sales and marketing at Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa in Napa, California.
The Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC), has announced the appointment of Dawn Guindon as Account Manager, Corporate North America, thereby enhancing the reach of Canada’s most sophisticated meeting venue.
Terri Carlson of York has been named the director of the future Holthus Convention Center.