R. Norris Orms
R. Norris Orms will be joining Vetted Solutions as Vice President. Norris previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
Benchmark Hospitality International promoted Nicole Beykirch from regional accounts director to global sales director.
The Kimpton Gray Hotel named Dina Giardina director of sales and marketing. The hotel is slated to open this spring in Chicago.
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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.) View more of the week Feb 9
The Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired resort hotel executive Jeff Homad to lead efforts to grow convention and meeting business. As vice president of convention sales and services, Homad will assume convention- and meeting-related duties previously performed by John Oros, who became chief of Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau last August.
Ottawa Tourism’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Crockatt as President & Chief Executive Officer of Ottawa Tourism effective March 7, 2016. Crockatt has an extensive background in the Canadian travel and tourism sector, starting his career in Winnipeg as Director of Marketing for cargo and passenger services with the Winnipeg Airports Authority. In Ottawa, Crockatt served as Vice President, Business Development & Marketing with the Ottawa International Airport Authority for over eight years before he moved on to the position of Senior Vice President, Air Service & Business Development with InterVISTAS Consulting.
Benchmark Hospitality International® has named Nicole Beykirch global sales director. Beykirch was most recently Benchmark’s regional accounts director focusing on the Midwest market. View more of the week Feb 16