Walden Agustin Sr.
The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau today announced the addition of Walden Agustin Sr. to the organization as Senior National Accounts Director. In this role, Agustin will generate tentative and definite business from the Midwest and Southeast market, with responsibility for mid-size and city wide groups.
With Trudy Rautio retiring as Carlson’s CEO, the board announced the creation of a new management structure featuring separate CEOs for the company’s hospitality and travel divisions. David Berg, Carlson’s chief operating officer, will become chief executive of the hotel group, to be called Carlson Hospitality, with responsibilities as well for the Carlson corporate center. Doug Anderson will continue to head the Carlson Wagonlit operation at its Paris headquarters, as he has done since 2008. Both executives will report directly to the board. The management changes are effective May 1.
Miami Air International appoints veteran charter professional Jennifer Cook to Director of Sales.
HRI Lodging named Kristen Jordan-Wood vice president of sales and marketing. Most recently, Jordan-Wood was vice president of sales and marketing for MetWest Terra Hospitality.
Jennifer Pacheco, CEM
Staff pro announced the addition of Jennifer Pacheco, CEM as Director of Business Development for the Staff Pro team.
The Prague Convention Bureau has appointed Lenka Jarošová to be its new Executive Director. Jarošová majored in Travel and Tourism Management at the University of Jan Amos Komensky in Prague. She has industry experience in Sales and MICE from her previous position of Corporate & MICE Sales Manager at Clarion Congress Hotel Prague. She also worked as Business Development Manager in the ZIBA project and Sales Manager at B&B Hotel Prague-City.
Rex Loh was promoted to area director of sales and marketing for IHG Singapore. Loh joined IHG Singapore as director of sales and marketing in December 2013.
Cliff Reis, Robb Clawson
Hargrove, Inc., announced that it has named two new leaders on the director level. Cliff Reis joins Hargrove as the Director of Exhibitor Services, and Robb Clawson joins as the Director of Marketing and Communications.
Women In Defense (WID), A National Security Organization, today announced that Barbara Dunlavey CMP, CAE has been named to the new position of Executive Director, effective March 9, 2015. She will be responsible for the management of business operations for an organization that supports 19 chapters and over 3,600 individual members representing industry, academia, military and government.
Michael Massari, senior vice president of national meetings and events for Caesars Entertainment, has been named treasurer for the U.S. Travel Association, a position elected by the association's board of directors, of which Massari is a member.