Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

August 14 2015

People On The Move This Month


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.

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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. 

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CIC Announces the Recipients of the Top #CMP30 Influencer Awards

CIC announced their top #CMP30 incfluencers, which include Kelly Peacy, CAE, CMP. The following PCMA members were also announced on the list: Dr. Amanda Cecil, Edwardo Chaillo, Karen M. Gonzales, Joanne Joham, Carol Krugman, Lisa J. Mikita, David Peckinpaugh, Katy Quigley, Richard Rheindorf, Christine “Shimo” Shimasaki, Janet Sperstad and Nick Topitzes. The rest were as follows: Corbin Ball, Terri Breining, Carolyn Browning, Tahira Endean, Howard Feiertag, Dianna Fuller, Deborah Gardner, La Tayna Greene, Tyra W. Hilliard, Loretta Lowe, Dave Lutz, Mary Jo MacDonald, Mariella McIlwraith, Pat Schaumann, Adrienne Six, Aaron Wolowiec and Karen Zimmerman.

Dan Determan

Dan Determan was named Group Sales Account Director of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Previously, Dan was Senior Sales executive at Orlando World Center Marriott.

Laurie Hobbs

Marcus Hotels & Resorts named Laurie Hobbs Vice President of Marketing. Previously, Laurie was Director of Marketing for Blue Harbor Resort, Spa & Conference Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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Hermes Croatto

La Concha Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico, named Hermes Croatto Director of Sales and Marketing.

Patrick Ngiam

Marco Polo Hotels named Patrick Ngiam Global Director of Sales. Previously, Ngiam was a Senior Lecturer at Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Business. 

Mark Vondrasek

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide promoted Mark Vondrasek to Senior Vice President of Commercial Services.

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