Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

July 27 2015

People On The Move


Leven and Maritz to Be Inducted into U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders

Michael A. Leven, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Aquarium, and W. Stephen Maritz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Maritz Holdings Inc., have been selected as the 2015 inductees into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders, the highest honor someone in the travel industry can receive.

Erin Moeller

Institutional Real Estate, Inc. named Erin Moeller as Conference Director. She previously was Senior Field Marketing Manager for 4D Product where she managed events ranging from small user groups to global roadshows.

Dan Williams, CTA

Experience Columbus has promoted Dan Williams from Senior Sales Director to Vice President of Sales. Prior to joining Experience Columbus, he was the Vice President of Sales for Cleveland’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Anne Halal

North American Meat Institute promoted Anne Halal from Vice President to Senior Vice President of Exposition, Education and Member services. Halal has been at NAMI for 14 years and oversees all logistical and promotional arrangements for the annual trade show, for the Institute and Foundation meetings, workshops and events.      

Hotel Equities Name New Sales Directors

Hotel Equities named Garfield Campbell, Beth Hogberg, Kevin Snelgrove and Nahren Youkhana as Regional Sales Directors.

Jay Marsella

Marriott Marquis Houston named Jay Marsella Director of Sales and Marketing. Most recently, Marsella was Director of Sales and Marketing at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Florida.

Doreen Patino

Doreen Patino was named Director of Sales and Marketing at Éilan Hotel & Spa in San Antonio. Previously, Patino was Director of Sales and marketing at Marriott Plaza Hotel San Antonio.

Juan Romero

Grand Lucayan in the Bahamas named Juan Romero as Group Sales Manager. Most recently, Juan was Special Projects Manager and Sales Manager at Wyndham Hotels and Resorts in Mexico.

Colleen Chianese

Derse has named Colleen Chianese as the Vice President, Corporate Operations. Colleen will oversee Event Management, Contract Compliance, International and Corporate Training departments.

Jessica Gauvin

The Expo Group presented the fourth annual The Expo Group Exhibit Marketer of the Year Award to Jessica Gauvin of SIG SAUER at the E2MA Red Diamond Congress Awards ceremony.

Zack Davis

The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCVB) has promoted Zack Davis to Director of Marketing. Zack will oversee the overall advertising, branding and marketing strategies of the Bureau and Louisville as a meetings and conventions and leisure travel destination.

Howard Tanenbaum

Playa Resorts Management ("Playa") has promoted Howard Tanenbaum to Vice President of Group & Retail Sales. He brings more than 25 years of travel industry management experience.