Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

June 29 2015

People On The Move


GES Announces Promotions of U.S. Exhibition and Sales Leaders

GES has promoted Chuck Grouzard to Executive Vice President of U.S. Exhibition Sales. Chuck will be responsible for managing current GES accounts, strategically identifying and driving new business development, sales training and administration as well as industry development and participation. GES has also promoted Bob Ryley, John Loveless, CEM and Scott Crawford, CEM to Vice Presidents of National Sales. GES also announced that Pamela Mather, CEM has joined the company as Director of National Sales. Vin Saia and Terry Campanaro were also promoted at GES. Vin was promoted to Executive Vice President of Corporate Accounts. Terry was promoted to Senior Vice President of Client Relations - Corporate Accounts.

Gina Gemberling

The Springfield, Illinois Convention & Visitors Bureau announced Gina Gemberling has been named as the new Executive Director after serving in an acting role for the past 16 months. She has been with the company since 1993.

Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) Names New President and Board of Directors

Christine Farmer, Director of Enterprise Marketing, Sanofi, was named President of the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) for 2015-2016. 

Rick McConnell

Rick McConnell, current President of Informa Exhibitions U.S. Construction & Real Estate, has was named President of Informa Canada as well.

Natalie Ortiz

Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association, has hired Natalie Ortiz as East Coast National Account Executive. Ortiz brings more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry to the job.

Keri Willard

The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has promoted Keri Willard to Sales Manager in the Convention Development Department.

Corinna Chan

Access TCA has announced that Corinna Chan has joined its healthcare practice as Director, Client Services. Corinna will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area.