Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

May 14 2015

People On The Move This Month


Kristina Tarantino

Kristina Tarantino has been named Senior Sales Sourcing Executive for American Express Meetings and Events. Kristina is responsible for leading a team of sales sourcing executives. Most recently, Kristina was the Manager of Meetings and Events for the Portland Cement Association. She is located in Chicago, IL.

Nathan Bacher

Nathan Bacher has been named the Vice President of Revenue Management for the Langham Hospitality Group. Bacher joins Langham from FRHI Hotels & Resorts.

Michael Blake

Hotel Technology Next Generation named Michael Blake executive vice president and CEO. Blake will join the company immediately, and will assume the title of CEO on August 1.

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Julie Mullins Scuras

After 6 years with IHG- InterContinental Hotels Group, Julie is returning to Choose Chicago on May 18th to lead their Association Team as the new Vice President, Association Sales.  

Jerry Horan

Jerry Horan, ConferenceDirect's Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. Jerry joined ConferenceDirect in 1999. 

Doug Gehret

Doug Gehret has moved over as Hilton Worldwide Area Vice President of Operations in Central Florida and South Carolina. Most recently, Gehret was general manager of Hilton Orlando.

Read more for the week of May 4th »

Lauren Kramer

AACC brings on Lauren Kramer as Vice President of Education and Meetings. Before joining AACC, Lauren was Director of Meetings at the International Council of Ophthalmology.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Name New Team Members

Starwood Hotels & Resorts have announced that Hoyt Harper will be the Global Brand Leader of The Luxury Collection, Anthony Ingham as Global Brand Leader of W Hotels Worldwide, Dave Marr Global Brand Leader of Sheraton and Tribute Portfolio, Jim Petrus as Global Brand Leader of St. Regis and John Peyton as Senior Vice President of Brands and Shared Services.

Greg Burgett

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced that Greg Burgett will be Vice President, Development, Americas. Before Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Greg was Regional Vice President of Development at Vantage Hospitality Group.

Read more for the week of May 11th »

Allison Ante

The Beekman has hired Allison Ante as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Danielle Puceta

DoubleDutch has named Danielle Puceta as Senior Director of its Global Channel Partnerships, adding a meetings professional to its staff. Danielle was formerly Director of American Express Meetings and Events, Asia Pacific.

Jennifer Etherington

Anticipate Hospitality Managing Director, Daniel Melnyk, welcomes Jennifer Etherington as Partner and head of the firm’s revenue management consulting practice. Jennifer is a revenue management professional with over 30 years experience in hospitality and tourism.

Read more for the week of May 18th »