Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

November 17 2015

People On The Move


2016 PCMA Education Foundation Lifetime Achievement Honorees

Johnnie C. White Jr., CMP, MBA, Janet L. Jakobsen, CMP, MBA, and James E. Rooney, will be honored at the 2016 Visionary Awards, April 27, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C.

Ronen Nissenbaum

Hilton Worldwide Appoints Ronen Nissenbaum as Vice President of Operations, Luxury Hotels-Americas. In this newly created position, Nissenbaum will possess full operational responsibility for all Hilton Worldwide luxury properties within the region inclusive of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts.

William Dallas

William Dallas was hired as convention sales manager for American Traffic Safety Services Association in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Dallas has almost 20 years of experience in the association industry. Prior to his new position, he worked for Deca, Inc. and National Association for Variable Annuities.

John Visconti

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Atlanta appointed John Visconti director of sales and marketing.

John Hess

Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Pennsylvania appointed John Hess director of sales and marketing, Kimberly McCombie assistant director of food and beverage and David Noto director of food and beverage.

Christopher Chung

Christopher Chung has been appointed Regional Director of Sales and Marketing Southeast Asia at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in Singapore.

Lee Hunter

Lee Hunter was appointed director of sales at Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel, in Florida. Most recently, Hunter was global director of sales for Commune Hotels & Resorts.

Laurelle Whiteley

Laurelle Whiteley has been appointed Senior Sales Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle-Bellevue -

Cheryl Lowe

Cheryl Lowe was appointed group sales manager of Victor Hotels in Miami Beach.

Elida Arias

Elida Arias was named director of catering and events at The Villa, Casa Casuarina in Miami Beach.