Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

July 14 2015

People On The Move


Casandra Matej

Casandra Matej, CEO, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, was one of the winners of the San Antonio Business Journal's 2015 Women's Leadership Award.

Sally Ableitner 

Sally Ableitner was named Director of Sales and Marketing at The Marquette, A Hilton Hotel, in Minneapolis. Most recently, Ableitner was Director of Sales and Marketing at the DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul and Rival House.

John Wheeler 

The RK Group has named John Wheeler as the new Director of Event Production and Design.

Visit Phoenix Adds Sales Team Directors

Heather Trent and Tom Michalisko (a PCMA member) join Visit Phoenix’s sales team as Directors of National Accounts. Heather is based in Austin TX and will handle convention business in the Texas and Southern California. Tom will oversee citywide sales in Washington D.C. Visit Phoenix also hired Rich Cerino as the Director of Convention Services.

Noah Brodsky

Wyndham Hotel Group has named Noah Brodsky as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Loyalty and Engagement. Previously, Brodsky was Vice President, Worldwide Loyalty at Wyndham.

Alyssa Logan

Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, Florida, has named Alyssa Logan as Senior Sales Manager. The resort is to open in December.

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa Hires Directors of Sales and Revenue 

The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida has named Dan McCarron as Director of Sales and Marketing and Shirley Perusich as Director of Revenue Management.

Greg Schneider

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa near Austin, Texas, named Greg Schneider as Manager of Sales for the Midwest market.

Wiswin Pitikulsathit

Kata Group Resorts has named Wiswin Pitikulsathit as Vice President.

Maureen Sallustio

Maureen Sallustio was named Senior Group Sales Manager at the Sawgrass Grand Hotel in Sunrise, Florida.

Bill Spicer

Bill Spicer was named Director of Sales and Marketing at the Crowne Plaza Alanta Midtown. Before, Bill was Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hyatt Union Square New York.

April Renee Storms

April Renee Storms was promoted to Director of Sales at the Andaz 5th Avenue in New York.  April was Director of transient Sales and Director of agency Sales at the Andaz Wall Street, Andaz 5th Avenue and Grand Hyatt New York.

Will Webre

The Royal Sonesta New Orleans named Will Webre as Sales Manager.

Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services Promotes Event Staff Members

Amber Fleming has been promoted to Senior Event Services Manager and Brittany Cordova has been promoted to Event Services Manager at Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services.