Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

March 03 2014

People on the Move


Michel Neijmann

Michel Neijmann, Managing Partner, K2 Conference & Event Management Co., Istanbul, Turkey, is the new President of IAPCO, to take effect April 1. 

Mark Lindsey

Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix, has named Mark Lindsey director of sales and marketing. Lindsey previously was director of sales and marketing for Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona.

Jody Egel

Jody Egel, CAE, CMP joins the Professional Convention Management Association [PCMA] as Director of Events. Jody was previously with Million Dollar Round Table.

Ernesto Floro

Ernesto Floro has been named director of sales and marketing at The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel in New York City. Most recently, Floro was director of sales and marketing at The Mark in New York City.

Kathy Van Vechten & J. Parker Miller

As The Langham Huntington, Pasadena celebrates its 100th anniversary, the California hotel has added two managers to its sales team. Kathy Van Vechten is the property’s new director of sales and marketing and J. Parker Miller is a senior group sales manager.

Geoff Ballotti

Wyndham Worldwide announced that Geoff Ballotti, will succeed departing hotel division President and CEO Eric Danziger, who is leaving the company to pursue personal interests effective March 28, 2014. Ballotti was previously President and CEO of the global hospitality company's timeshare exchange and vacation rental division.

Mike Pennington

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) has appointed Mike Pennington as executive vice president, it announced last month. Pennington, who most recently was president of the Georgia Economic Developers Association, will manage HCEA’s strategic direction, goals and achievements.

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