Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

July 29 2014

People on the Move


Lily Chen

Lily Chen has been appointed director of sales and marketing at The Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel in China. Most recently, Chen was director of sales and marketing for The Hongta Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Shanghai.

Elizabeth Dexter

Elizabeth Dexter has been appointed director of sales for Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in Curacao. Dexter most recently was regional sales director for the Radisson Blu Resort in St. Martin.

Chuck Floyd

At Hyatt Chuck Floyd has been selected as Global President of Operations, effective August 1, 2014. In this newly created role, Floyd will continue to lead and develop the Company’s Global Operations Center (GOC), Hyatt’s shared operation services organization, and will assume responsibility for the operation of Hyatt’s hotels globally.  The Group Presidents for each of Hyatt’s three regions will report to Floyd.

Pete Sears

Pete Sears has been selected as Group President – Americas, effective September 1, 2014, and will report to Floyd. In this role, Sears will be responsible for the growth and successful operation of Hyatt’s portfolio in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.

David Dvorak

David Dvorak CMP, the former Vice President of Catering and Event Management for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, will join Cendyn Arcaneo, in a newly created role -- Vice President, Strategic Accounts.

Rachel Paisley

Red Velvet Events, Inc. (RVE) is delighted to announce that Rachel Paisley is joining their executive team as the Director of Business Development.

Robert Dunsmore

Robert Dunsmore is the latest recruit in a series of appointments made by Global Experience Specialists (GES), to develop its live event offering in the EMEA region. 

Sally Balcombe

There’s a literal changing of the guard at VisitBritain, which today announced that Sally Balcombe would replace Sandie Dawe as CEO. Balcombe, who is a current VisitBritain board member, has built her career in the consumer travel industry holding roles such as managing director of British Airways Holidays and of the specialist sun division at TUI as well as commercial director of Opodo and chief marketing officer at Travelport.

Dennis Wynn

Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has assigned Atlanta-based hospitality executive Dennis Wynn to oversee the lodging company’s franchise sales efforts in the Caribbean.

Michael Crawford

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce that Michael A. Crawford will join its executive team in the newly created position of President, Asia Pacific later this month.

Chuck Floyd

Hyatt Hotels Corp. selected Chuck Floyd to become global president of operations, a new position overseeing all three of Hyatt's regional presidents, effective Aug. 1. Floyd has led Hyatt's global operations center since 2012. 

Kristin Mirabal

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) named Kristin Mirabal their new director of global events. 22 year industry veteran, Kristin was most recently the director of research and program development for The Optical Society, where she worked for 15 years. She is also on the 2014 PCMA Board of Directors at PCMA.

Tyler Orwig & Sandy Gaudet

The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce its new director of sales, Tyler Orwig, and senior sales manager, Sandy Gaudet. 15-year hotel industry leader, Tyler Orwig was most recently director of sales for Hyatt Regency Crystal City and Hyatt Regency Coral Gables. Sandy Gaudet will be based in Washington D.C. dedicated to the National Association market. She was previously a senior sales manager for the 1,900-room San Francisco Hilton. Prior to that she was a national accounts representative for Gaylord Hotels.

Margaret Victor

Margaret Victor is the new sales manager for the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York. Before joining the Jacob K. Javits team, she served as director of national accounts at Hawks Cay Resort since 2013 as well as director of national accounts RockResorts/Vail Resorts Hospitality since 2008.