Ana Paul Hernandez
American Express Meetings & Events appointed Ana Paul Hernandez as its new head of Latin America and Caribbean. Hernandez was most recently responsible for operations in Mexico and Latin America. She has over two decades of meeting management experience and is currently the president-elect of the local PCMA chapter.
Jennifer Tomb joins the American Society of Microbiology as Assistant Director, Logistics and Exhibits. Most recently Tomb was with the American Geophysical Union.
Gemstone Hotels & Resorts appointed Kevin Dowdell regional director of sales and marketing for its New England resorts. Most recently, Dowdell was director of sales and marketing for Marriott Hotels & Resorts.
The Carillon Miami Beach has appointed Michael Choiniere as its new director of sales and marketing. Choiniere joined Carillon Miami Beach most recently from the Shelborne Wyndham Grand in South Beach, where he held the role of Director of Sales and Marketing and successfully rebranded the iconic art deco hotel.
Nienke Van der Malen-Van der Horst
The Supervisory Board at The Hague Marketing appointed Nienke Van der Malen-Van der Horst as new director of The Hague Convention Bureau after she emerged from an open application procedure as the most suitable candidate. In a way she is returning to the city, as she attended the Hotel School The Hague.
Kristen Jarnagin, acting head of Arizona's statewide hotel trade group, will become the new head of the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Access TCA added Kevin Enebrad to its growing team in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kevin comes to Access after 17 successful years of client management and business development in the Bay Area where he has supported established companies as well as new ventures—and to call both types of companies his clients.
Hôtel Plaza Athénée New York appointed Pamela Feick director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Feick was the director of sales and marketing for The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection hotel, in New York.
The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) welcomes hospitality sales and marketing veteran Mary Neister to its team as vice president of Meet Hawaii. In this position, she will have the responsibility of leading HVCB’s sales efforts for meetings, conventions and incentives (MCI), and work in partnership with the Hawaii Convention Center team to grow the meetings market for the Hawaiian Islands.
Ed Curry was appointed director of sales and marketing at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in California. Most recently, Curry was vice president of marketing and direct sales at St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery in Napa Valley, California.
Knowland announced that its Chief Development Officer Jim Vandevender has been appointed to serve a two-year term on HSMAI's Sales Advisory Board.