Tom Mobley, who has served as Global Spectrum senior vice president of Convention Centers since January of 2006, has retired, effective June 30. Before joining Global Spectrum, Mobley served as general manager and CEO of the Washington Convention Center Authority in Washington, D.C. He also spent 11 years as general manager of the largest convention center in the U.S., the McCormick Place in Chicago.
Mike Ruberry has joined Metropolitan Exposition Services, as vice president of Industry Relations. Ruberry comes to Metro-Expo with 32 years of industry experience. The first 16 were on the service contractor side working for United Exposition Service Company (UX)/GES holding the positions of account executive, operations manager, assistant general manager, vice president and general manager and vice president of national sales. The last 16 were with George Little Management, now Emerald Expositions, most recently as vice president of Operations and Customer Relations.
Barb Bowden has been named managing director of operations for Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida. Bowden previously was general manager of the Orange County Convention Center.
Jennifer Cronin has been named vice president, sales and marketing, at Marco Polo Hotel Group in Hong Kong. Cronin previously was vice president of sales and marketing for Dusit International.