Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

March 02 2015

People On The Move


Marc Anderson

Choose Chicago announced the appointment of PCMA Member Marc Anderson to Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President. Marc is a 23-year veteran of the visitor industry, and most recently served as Regional Director of Marketing, The Peninsula Hotels. In this role, Anderson leads a 39-person team consisting of Sales & Services, Special Events and Tourism Sales. As Chief Sales Officer, a newly created position, he will leverage a comprehensive integrated sales plan to increase business and leisure visitation to Chicago.

Congrats New CMPs

Congrats to our members: Marcy Kathryn Anderson, CMP, Carly A. Bushong, CMP, Emily M. Campbell, CMP, Lisa Ann Marie Darr Feldner, CMP, Bridgette A Ellis, CMP , Jennifer Erney-McCurley, CMP, CASE, Maureen Therese Fitzgerald, CMP, Rynnel Guess-Cook, CMP, Tiffany M Hallgren, CMP, Tifanie Haun, CMP, Gertrud Jeewanjee, CMP, Rachel Keeling Kline, CMP, Amanda Kay Michalek, CMP, Karen Norris, CMP, Kerry Painter, CMP, Lauren M. Santarone, CMP, Kristin Anne Schweitzer, CMP, Karen L. Sedrick, CMP, Jillian D. Sorrentino, CMP, Antoinette Marie Tripi, CMP, Jean AnnMarie Walsh, CMP, Deborah Ann Walton, CMP.

Bent Hadler, Amberlee Huggins, David Rome

The Association of Destination Management Executives International elected the 2015 board of directors and its first president outside North America: Brian Ferrell, DMCP, factor 110 | Destination Oklahoma; Cindy Y. Lo, Red Velvet Events; Cosimo Bruzzese, Briggs Inc.; Jennifer Patino, DMCP, Hosts Global Alliance; PCMA Member, Bent Hadler, DMCP, CIS, Hadler DMC Scandinavia; PCMA Member Amberlee Huggins, DMCP, Capitol Services, Inc.; Michelle Crosby, DMCP, CTA, CMP, AlliedPRA Dallas/Ft. Worth; PCMA Member, David Rome, DMCP, CMP, BBC Destination Management; JB Ryan, DMCP, ACCESS Destination Services – Florida; Lorenzo Pignatti, DMCP, +39 events; Marty MacKay, DMCP, Hosts Global Alliance

James J. Murren, Robert McCarthy

The Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM) at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst announces that James J. Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, will receive the Distinguished Leader Award and Robert McCarthy, President and COO of Chartwell Hotels, will receive The Stephen Elmont Award at the 2015 HTM Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 16 at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Laurel Kennedy

Laurel Kennedy has been appointed Director of Sales at the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South/Meadows Racetrack & Casino, which is scheduled to open April 15, 2015.

Kaleena James

Visit KC, Kansas City’s tourism and hospitality organization, announced the recent addition of Kaleena James as destination services manager. A Kansas City native, Kaleena brings more than 10 years of event management experience to Visit KC.

Dominik Trimborn

Dominik Trimborn was named director of sales and marketing of the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Bangkok.

Mark Calibo

Playa Largo Resort & Spa appointed Mark Calibo as its director of sales & marketing.  As a seasoned hotel industry professional, Calibo brings extensive senior management experience to the first new resort to be built in Key Largo in more than 20 years, opening in December 2015.

Beth Price

Visit Vancouver USA announces the addition of Beth Price to the office's business development department. She will work with meeting planners and association executives to help bring meetings and conventions to Vancouver.Prior, Price worked as corporate sales manager for Embassy Suites at Washington Square. She has also worked in sales, catering and conference service roles at Hotel Fifty, Hotel Vintage Plaza and Hotel Monaco.

Bradley Doell

Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii appointed Bradley Doell director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Doell was director of sales and marketing at the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa, California.

Douglas Miller

The Greenbriar appointed Douglas Miller director of sales, marketing and promotions. Miller is the former executive director of communications for the New Orleans Saints.

Michael Woody

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the selection of industry veteran Michael Woody as its new chief operations officer (COO). In this role, Woody will lead the daily operations and marketing efforts of the association, ensuring the delivery of community-wide member value and brand consistency.

Tony Dixon

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC welcomes Tony Dixon as Director of Events. Dixon started his career working for casinos and night clubs in Atlantic City and later joined The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia in December and dedicated 13 years of service to several Ritz-Carlton properties, including Amelia Island, Atlanta, Orlando, and Washington, DC.