Chris Baum joins ConferenceDirect as Senior Vice President and Publisher of MeetingMentor. Baum will be responsible for overseeing editorial content, production and advertising sales.
Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando named Eddie Maddox complex director of catering and conference services. Maddox previously worked at The Peabody Orlando, the Venetian/Palazzo/Sands Expo in Las Vegas and GES. The 2,000-room resort is scheduled to open this summer.
In a position appointed by the Guatemalan President, PCMA member, Alisson Batres was recently named Subsecretary of Tourism, Guatemala for INGUAT (The National Tourism Organization for Guatemala.)
The Chatwal New York named Alistair Ballantine vice president of sales and marketing and Jennifer Freire leisure sales manager.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts appointed David Black director of sales, trade, and Heather Krasnow director of marketing.
Heather Eubank has been appointed Director of Events at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport - Eubank has been honored for her contagious team leader spirit and motivating and leading events teams resulting in positive guest and hotel goals.
Exclusive Resorts appointed J.P. Lind senior vice president of sales and marketing. Most recently, Lind was co-founder and senior vice president of sales and business development at SpotRight.
Vanessa LaClair has been named executive director of the Empire State Society of Association Executives in Troy, New York. LaClair most recently served as director of events and operations management at the Independent Power Producers of New York
San Francisco Marriott Marquis appointed Jay Spurr director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Spurr was director of sales and marketing at the JW Marriott Austin.
Janelle Armstrong and Kelsey McGreer The Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the hiring of two new staff members to its Convention Services team; Janelle Armstrong as the Director of Convention Services, and Kelsey McGreer as a Sales and Marketing Coordinator.