Kimberly Mladenik joins the Visit Anaheim sales team as the director of convention sales, mid-Atlantic region and is charged with attracting major conventions to Anaheim and positioning the city as a premier destination to meetings professionals in Virginia and Maryland. With a successful career in hotel sales and most recently, nine years with Team San Jose, Kimberly spent six years developing the Western region, and the past three years as director of national Accounts in the mid-Atlantic region.
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced that Jason Ware has joined the organization as Director, Meeting Planning. In this role, Ware oversees the meeting planning function of the CRF Center for Education. His responsibilities include managing a staff of meeting planners and working with vendors and internal resources to execute the logistics for CRF educational meetings throughout the year.
Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Denver/Downtown appointed Annebeth Black opening director of sales.
Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Louisville CVB appointed Doug Bennett as senior vice president of Convention Development. He replaces Jennifer Barnett who retired from the position after 22 years of service. Additionally Brad Knapp has been named Convention Services Manager.
Catherine Cumings was appointed director of sales and marketing at Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Richard Maranville was upped to executive vice president and chief digital officer. Freeman has made this important move in support of its ongoing strategy to harness big data and digital technology to bring new products, services, and insights to the expanding brand experience market.
Jodi Graham was appointed senior sales manager at the Saguaro Palm Springs in California. Most recently, Graham was director of sales at Ace Palm Springs.
Chris Pranis was appointed director of sales at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shore, Florida. Most recently, Pranis was senior sales manager at Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida.
Karen Reis was appointed sales manager of The Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California. Most recently, Reis was executive meetings sales manager at Island Hotel Newport Beach in California.
Lisa Schetinski was named director of sales and marketing at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot and Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot. Most recently, Schetinski was director of sales and marketing at Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington.
Rob Stirling was appointed director of sales and marketing at Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, in California.
Pan Pacific Hotels Group appointed Karen Tan senior vice president of sales and revenue performance. Most recently, Tan was executive director of sales and marketing for Asia Pacific at FRHI Hotels & Resorts.