The President and CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA, has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Convention Industry Council (CIC), effective as of 1 November.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state's tourism agency, announced that Ronald Williams has been appointed by the HTA board of directors as the interim president and CEO.
Carissa Smith has been appointed director, sales and marketing, at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. Smith most recently was director of sales and marketing at Omni Austin Hotel Downtown.
Lauren Johnson has been named Convention Sales Manager at the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, handling groups with 300 rooms on peak. Her markets include Education, Cultural, Health/Medical and Scientific/Engineering. Before coming to the Bureau, Johnson worked at Churchill Downs as a Group Sales Manager. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.
Nicole Pasqual has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Australia. Pasqual most recently was group director of sales for Toga Far East Hotels.
Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive has named Art Fasano director of sales and marketing. Fasano most recently was director of sales and marketing and director of group sales at the Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando.
Bill Hoffman, the Executive Director/CEO of the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors and Convention Bureau for the last 16 years, is retiring. Hoffman will be replaced by Andy Chapman, who currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association.
Pan Pacific Singapore has appointed Elaine Kum director of sales and marketing. Kum most recently was director of marketing at Singapore Marriott Hotel.
The Leading Hotels of the World has named Chris Walker to the position of SVP, Sales, Americas, based in New York, NY. In this role, Mr. Walker will be responsible for transforming the business development and sales strategies for seven offices in the Americas region.
The Gates Hotel Key West in Key West, Florida, has named Stephanie Happ complex director of sales and marketing. Happ most recently was director of sales and marketing at River Terrace Inn, a Noble House Hotels & Resorts property in Napa, California.
Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Mexico has appointed Georgina Godoy director of sales. Most recently, Godoy was sales manager at Nizuc Resort & Spa in Cancun.