Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

April 01 2014

People on the Move


Donald S. Freeman, Jr.

Freeman's Chairman Donald S. Freeman, Jr. has been appointed to the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. More»

Dan Boyer

The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel announced the appointment of Dan Boyer as director of sales and marketing. Boyer has 30 ye+ars of experience in the hospitality industry. He has served in several sales positions with Marriott International, including director of sales and marketing of the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel for the last seven years.

Karen Williams

The Commission of the Louisville CVB has appointed veteran hospitality industry executive Karen Williams as the head of the city’s tourism agency. Williams is now the President & CEO after serving as Interim following the departure of Jim Wood in January of this year.

Amber Levy

RIMS, the risk management society™, has appointed Amber Levy as the Society’s director of membership and constituent programs.

John Chan

The Phoenix Convention Center welcomes John Chan as its executive director. Chan, who will manage a $47 million operating budget and 252 employees, previously served as the director of the Phoenix Convention Center from May 2009 – November 2011. Chan returns to the Phoenix Convention Center from the City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department where he served as department director since 2011.

Kelly Henninger

Seasoned sales and marketing professional, Kelly Henninger, joins the Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel as its new director of sales. Prior to joining the JHM Hotels portfolio, Kelly worked at SREE Hotels, LLC as Area Director of Sales in the Charlotte Airport Area.

Gregory DeShields

The Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress (MAC), a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), has announced Gregory DeShields as the organization’s new Executive Director. A member of the Multicultural Affairs Congress Board of Directors for over 10 years, DeShields will officially take on his new role April 14, 2014.

Donna Karl

Industry veteran Donna Karl, CMP, has joined Tradeshow Logic as vice president of event operations. Tradeshow Logic’s meeting and event management segment business has doubled annually since 2010.

Megan Bosse

Megan Bosse is Visit Baltimore’s new communications assistant responsible for assisting with public relations and communications efforts and managing the membership e-newsletter.

Alex Matthies-Arnold

Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui, Hawaii, has named Alex Matthies-Arnold director of sales and marketing. Matthies-Arnold most recently was associate director of sales for Maui’s Grand Wailea.

Ryan O’Byrne

Park Central Hotel New York has named Ryan O’Byrne director of sales and marketing. Most recently, O’Byrne was director of sales at the Intercontinental Hotel New York Times Square.

David Taylor

The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has appointed David Taylor director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Taylor was executive director of sales and marketing at Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich, Massachusetts.

Jackie Bellan & Leah Johnson

The American Association of Diabetes Educators’ meetings services department has promoted Jackie Bellan to Meetings Manager and Leah Johnson to Meeting Planner.