Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

August 31 2015

People On The Move


Dana Metzler

Dana Metzler has been named Convention Sales Manager in the Convention Development Department of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau. Dana will be responsible for small group meetings and conventions with 300 rooms, or less, on peak nights.

David Saef

David Saef, Executive Vice President, strategy and MarketWorks, Global Experience Specialists (GES), has been appointed to BPA Worldwide’s Board of Directors. David will also join BPA’s Sustainability Committee.

Dianna Balabon

Sixty Hotels named Dianna Balabon as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With over 24 years’ experience in luxury hotel sales and marketing, Dianna has worked with some of the most coveted brands in the industry, most recently Rosewood Hotels and Resort where she played an integral role in relaunching the Rosewood Brand.

David Burt

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, named David Burt as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Brad Cirino

Commune Hotels & Resorts named Brad Cirino as Area Director of Sales and Marketing and Brett Orlando as Regional Vice President overseeing Commune’s US East Coast portfolio.

Tim Corder

Spire Hospitality named Tim Corder as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing.

Anthony Dupont

Indigo Pearl in Phuket, Thailand named Anthony Dupont as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta Adds Sales Managers

Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta named Ron Frierson and Shivon Stewart as Sales Managers.

Doug Hewitt

The Drake Hotel in Chicago named Doug Hewitt as Director of Sales and Marketing. Previously, Doug was Regional Director of Marketing for the Pyramid Hotel Group.

Troy Smith

Troy Smith was named Director of Sales at Solage Calistoga in California.

Nancy Irwin

The Radisson Hotel JFK Airport named Nancy Irwin as the new Director of Sales & Marketing. Nancy brings 12 years of experience. Previously, Nancy was the Regional Director of Sales at Rocco Forte Hotels.