Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

February 22 2016

People On The Move


Christine West

The Houston First Corporation recently announced its appointment of Christine West to develop an arts and heritage program for the organization. Her position will include the curating and execution of exhibitions and special events at Houston First’s many properties, including the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Barry Rodriguez

Loews New Orleans Hotel named Barry Rodriguez director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Rodriguez was director of sales at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans.

Brad Zorich

PCMA member Brad Zorich recently joined the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau as Sales Manager, Meetings and Special Events.

Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C

The hotel, scheduled to open in September, named Mickael Damelincourt managing director, Keriann Doherty director of transient sales, May Gerard senior sales manager, Eric Horowitz group sales manager, Tara McNamara, senior sales manager and Patricia Tang the director of sales and marketing. Tang has held leadership positions opening hotels with top-tier brands including: Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, and most recently, Salamander Hotels & Resorts.

Paul Sposare

Paul Sposare was appointed area director of sales and marketing for The Redbury New York and SLS Park Avenue. Most recently, Sposare was director of sales and marketing at Trump International Hotel & Tower New York.

John Yeadon

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego appointed John Yeadon director of sales and marketing. Prior to his new position with the executive team at Grand Hyatt San Diego, Yeadon held various management positions at Hyatt properties including the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Hyatt Regency Denver and Grand Hyatt Denver.

Carole Pichot Johnson

Carole Pichot Johnson has been appointed Director of Group Sales- The America's at FRHI Hotels & Resorts, focused on selling The Savoy, a Fairmont Managed Hotel and Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris.