Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

July 06 2015

People On The Move


25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry for 2015

Deborah Sexton, President and CEO of PCMA has been named one of the leading Consensus Builders for the industry. Kelly Peacy, CMP, Senior Vice President, Education and Events has been named one of the leading Educators in the industry. The following PCMA members were also honored on the list: Carina Bauer, Tammy Blount, Greg Bogue, Michael Dominguez, Leanard Hoops, Jeff Hurt, Carol Krugman, Lyn Lewis-Smith, Mickey Shaefer and Julius Solaris.

Alison McDermott

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has named Alison McDermott as Director of Marketing.

Austin Phillips

Austin Phillips has joined Loews Regency San Francisco as Director of Sales and Marketing. Austin has more than 10 years of experience in the hotel industry.

Patricia Perez-Sahin

Patricia Perez-Sahin has joined Casa de Campo, in La Romana, Dominican Republic, as Senior Director of Group Sales for the North American market. Patricia has more than 10 years of experience in the travel industry.

Marshall Thompson

The Royal Sonesta New Orleans named Marshall Thompson director of group sales.

Amber Voelker

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has hired Amber Voelker as Regional Director of Sales for its west region.

Patrick Beaver and Tina Gonzales

Sheraton Gunter in San Antonio named Patrick Beaver director of sales and Tina Gonzales catering sales manager.

Jennifer Lam

The Modern Honolulu has named Jennifer Lam as Senior Group Sales Manager.

Parvaneh Miller

Andaz Wall Street in New York named Parvaneh Miller director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Miller was director of Sales and Marketing at Andaz Savannah in Georgia

Jill Estorino

Jill Estorino has been named Executive Vice President of Global Marketing & Sales for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (WDPR). Jill replaces Leslie Ferraro who was named President of Disney Consumer Products in May. Jill recently was the Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Asia Pacific. 

Kathryn Aldrich

The Godfrey Hotel Boston has named Kathryn Aldrich, as Associate Director of Sales. Aldrich recently was with Hyatt Regency Boston, bringing with her more than seven years of experience with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.

David Richard

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has named David Richard its Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for the Hawaii and French Polynesia region. Richard will be responsible for driving the top-line revenue for 14 hotels and resorts, including 11 properties in Hawaii.