Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

January 04 2016

People On The Move


Ross Hosking

Ross Hosking, former Executive Vice President of Wyndham Sales Worldwide is taking the role of President of Meetings.com. Hosking has previous executive level experience with Wyndham and Starwood.

Erin Carter

Erin Carter has been appointed as the Associate Executive Director for Talley Management Group, working on AMC Institute. 

David Almond

David Almond has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the InterContinental Chicago; he was previously with Starwood Hotels of Chicago.

Germaine Schaefer

Germaine Schaefer has accepted a new position as the Director of Conference Development and Leadership at the National Association of Counties. 


The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced the selection of their 2016 officers and new board directors:

The 2016 officers of the CEIR board of directors are as follows:
Chairman: Aaron Bludworth, president and CEO, Fern;
Vice Chair: Steve Moster, CEO, VIAD and president, Global Experience Specialists (GES);
Secretary/Treasurer: Bob Priest-Heck, president and COO, Freeman; and Immediate Past Chair: Britton Jones, president and CEO, Business Journals, Inc. 

Additionally, CEIR welcomes its newest members to the board of directors:
Marian Bossard, senior vice president, Global Market Events, Toy Industry Association, Inc.

Chris Meyer, CEM, CMP, vice president of Global Business Sales, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority; and Nancy Walsh, president, North America, Reed Exhibitions

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