Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

July 20 2015

People On The Move


Will Webre

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.

Abby Spatz

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.

Simon Boden

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

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

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. 

Bob Frear

Pendry San Diego named Bob Frear as Director of Sales and Marketing. Previously, Bob was Director of Brand Sales for Montage Hotels & Resorts.

William Loughran

Evolution Hospitality named William Loughran as Senior Vice President of Operations. Previously, William was President of Richfield Hospitality.

Ileana Rousseau

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

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

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).

Darren Speizer

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).

Christopher Bond

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.

Misty Johantgen

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.