Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

June 02 2015

People On The Move


Dan Hilbert

GES has hired Dan Hilbert as Senior Vice President of their U.S. Events team. Hilbert has over 25 years of experience in the event, agency and entertainment business. Previously, Hilbert was Senior Vice President of Client Engagement & Strategy at TBA Global.

Camille Stern

Camille Stern, former Group Vice President of Naylor Event Solutions and PCMA member, has been named Senior Vice President of Strategic Account Management at SPARGO, Inc. Stern will begin her role June 30, 2015 and will be responsible for the leadership, strategic vision, and general management of new and existing client projects.

Tom Alderink

Belmond appointed Tom Alderink as its first Director of LGBT sales.

Trine Ackelman

Trine Ackelman was named director of sales and marketing at The Westin South Coast Plaza is Costa Mesa, California. Most recently, Ackelman was director of sales and marketing at the St. Regis New York.

Lisa Calicchio

Wyndham Exchange & Rentals has named Lisa Calicchio as Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources.

Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center Adds New Team Members

Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center in Bend, Oregon, has named Moe Elwefati as Director of Food and Beverage and Erick Trachsel as Director of Sales.

Robin Kirk

Scout Hotel & Resort Management has promoted Robin Kirk to Principal and CEO. Before, Kirk was President of the company.

Nick Lorusso

Marriott Hartford Downtown in Connecticut has named Nick Lorusso as Director of Operations. Previously, Nick was Director of Food and Beverage at the Sheraton Birmingham in Alabama.

Stephen Miller

Interstate Hotels & Resorts has named Stephen Miller as Senior Vice President of Development and Acquisitions. Most recently, Stephen was Senior Vice President of Development at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

David Walsh

Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C., has named David Walsh as Director of Sales and Marketing. Most recently, David was Director of Sales at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The Expo Group

The Expo Group has named Lloyd van Meter its new General Manager in its Las Vegas offices. The Expo Group also named Mitchell Gross as their new leader of the custom exhibits department. Mitchell will continue to lead the Finance department for The Expo Group as well. 

Dave Sclanders

The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) has named Dave Sclanders as Executive Director, Meetings + Conventions Calgary. Dave has been with CTCC since May, 2010, overseeing the sales and research teams and has increased its presence in the International and North American markets resulting in steady business growth.

Nina Kressler

Nina Kressler as President and CEO of Shaw Centre by the The Board of Directors. . Nina joined the Shaw Centre team in October 2013 as General Manager of the Centre’s Food and Facilities operation managed by Aramark Canada.