Julie Coker Graham
The Executive Committee of the Board of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau announced that Julie Coker Graham will be promoted to Executive Vice President of the official tourist promotion agency for Philadelphia globally, effective July 1, 2014. PHLCVB President & CEO Jack Ferguson has mentored Coker Graham since she began in September 2010 and will continue to work closely with her to expand her responsibilities, including overseeing all of the organization’s departments and operational duties. This is part of a succession plan for Ferguson’s retirement in January 2016.
Following 16 years of service with the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau and 45 years in the industry, Tradeshow Customer Relations Senior Manager Wayne Chappell has announced plans to retire at the end of July this year.
Pyramid Hotel Group, Boston, has named Gary Sims senior vice president of Pyramid’s Resort Group. Sims previously was area managing director for Hilton Worldwide’s Las Vegas properties
Susan Randolph has been named director of sales and marketing at Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh. Randolph most recently was area director of business development with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Washington, D.C.
Angela Christodoulopoulou has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence and Ramada Sharjah in Dubai. Christodoulopoulou previously was director of sales and marketing for Park Hyatt Dubai.