Will Webre has been named Sales Manager at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Will was responsible for all sales and sponsorships at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as the site’s trade shows Sales Manager.
NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, announced Abby Spatz as Chief Marketing Officer.
Visit Orlando Adds Account Directors
Visit Orlando announced Barbara Herod, CMP as National Accounts Director. She will be based in Washington, DC. Barbara was most recently with Experient, Inc. and the San Diego Tourism Authority. Visit Orlando also hired Ron Keith as a National Account Director. He is based in the Washington, DC area. Ron was most recently the Director of Strategic Accounts, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in Washington, DC.
Fairmont Pittsburgh named Simon Boden as Director of Sales and Marketing. Recently, Simon was Director of Sales and Revenue at Fairmont Southampton.
David Hidalgo Ayala
Reed Travel Exhibitions’ (RTE) named David Hidalgo Ayala as the new Show Director ICOMEX and Event Production Forum for the Reed Exhibitions Mexico Portfolio.
Diana Bright was named Director of National Accounts for Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort. Previously, Bright was Account Director, Northeast, for the St. Regis Aspen Resort Hotel in Colorado.
Victoria Dyson was named Director of Sales and Marketing at Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle. Previously, Victoria was Director of Sales and Marketing at Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Pendry San Diego named Bob Frear as Director of Sales and Marketing. Previously, Bob was Director of Brand Sales for Montage Hotels & Resorts.
Evolution Hospitality named William Loughran as Senior Vice President of Operations. Previously, William was President of Richfield Hospitality.
Barceló Hotels and Resorts named Ileana Rousseau as Regional Sales Manager. Previously, Rousseau was Director of Sales and Marketing at Royale Caribbean Resort and Spa.
Ryan Schilling was named Senior Sales Manager at Quirk Hotel, a Destination Hotel, in Richmond, Virginia. Previously, Schilling was National Sales Manager at Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Jessica Stowell was named Director of Sales and Marketing at Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Stephanie Mays Boyd
Stephanie Mays Boyd, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Pennsylvania Convention Center, will receive the Apex Award from BM&T (Black Meetings & Tourism).
Drytac® named Darren Speizer as U.S. National Sales Manager. Before, Darren worked as the Director of Sales at Seal before his role as Director of Channel Sales at ACCO (SEAL & GBC brands).
The Mirage Hotel and Casino has promoted Christopher Bond as Vice President of Sales. He will be responsible for strategic development and administration of convention sales, services and leisure sales teams.
Experience Kissimmee named Misty Johantgen as Chief Operating Officer. She was most recently Senior Vice President of Member Relations and Support Services for Visit Orlando.