Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

August 25 2015

People On The Move


Johanne Bélanger 

Johanne Bélanger has been named president and CEO of Tourism Toronto, effective September 1. For the past 10 years, Bélanger served as president of Freeman Audio Visual Canada

Richard Staub

Richard Staub has been named senior vice-president of convention sales at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, a role he will start in September. 

Visit KC

Visit KC recently appointments - Traci Preus was appointed to the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications and Ashley Jones assumes the role of vice president of partnerships and events.

Lawson Hockman

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) named Lawson Hockman as "Legend of the Industry" during their 2015 IAEE Krakoff Leadership Institute and IAEE Krakoff Advanced Leadership Institute, which took place last week.

Julie Bevacqua

QuickMobile named Julie Bevacqua as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Previously, Julie was the CMO of Vancouver-based software company, Yocale Network Corporation.

Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Karisma Hotels & Resorts named Armando Chomat as Executive Vice President, Rienk de Jong Vice as President of Sales and Marketing, Nadja Dimitrijevic as Senior e-Commerce Manager and Alejandro Perez as Sales Manager of Groups & Niche Markets.

Miguel Oliveira

Wyndham Hotel Group named Miguel Oliveira as Vice President of Global Digital Commerce and Marketing.

Larry Skaar

Larry Skaar was named Director of Accounts for Think 360. Previously, Larry was Director of Business Development for Apple Rock Displays.

MC2 Expands Team

MC2 (“MC-squared”) expands with two hires in its Atlanta office and one new hire in their Chicago office. Dan Smalley joins MC2’s Atlanta office as Account Manager and Wade Watts as Senior Account Executive. Kathy Bartol was named Show Services Coordinator at the Chicago office.

Michael Rayburn

Suncadia, a Destination Hotel named Michael Rayburn as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones has been named Vice President of Partnerships and Events at Visit KC.

Chris McKinney

Visit Spokane has named Chris McKinney as Director of National Accounts.