Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

August 17 2014

People On The Move


Kavin Schieferdecker

Hilton Anatole in Dallas has promoted Kavin Schieferdecker to director of sales and marketing. Schieferdecker previously was the hotel’s director of sales.

Alex Batista

Kimpton’s Surfcomber Miami, South Beach has named Alex Batista director of sales and marketing. Previously, Batista was director of sales at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. 

Joe Brunini

Joe Brunini has been named president of global marketing and customer development at Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas. Brunini most recently was president, marketing and customer development, for MGM Resorts International.

Chris George

La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort and PGA West in La Quinta, California, have appointed Chris George director of marketing. George most recently was director of digital marketing for the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Michael Swyney

Michael Swyney has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing at the Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach and Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa in California. Most recently, Swyney was director of sales and marketing at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa on Mission Bay.

Nick Brooks-Sykes

Nick Brooks-Sykes, currently chief executive of Bath Tourism Plus, has been appointed to a new role as director of tourism at Marketing Manchester. He previously worked as director of tourism at the North West Development Agency and head of marketing services at the North West Tourist Board.