Jeff Singsaas has been named senior vice president of global business operations for Freeman. A former executive at Microsoft, Singsaas brings a client-first perspective to Freeman and global event marketing expertise.
Randy Pekowski has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of The Expo Group. Founder and former President Ray Pekowski will remain CEO and Chairman. Pekowski was named COO for The Expo Group in 2006; he has worked in the trade show business and the organization in various roles for over 20 years.
Dave Martinez has been named director of sales and marketing for Hyatt at Olive 8 and Grand Hyatt Seattle. Martinez has been with Hyatt for 16 years, during which he has served as director of sales, marketing and events in Hawaii, director of sales and marketing in New Jersey and corporate director of sales in Chicago.
Cobo Center's management company SMG has promoted Assistant General Manager Claude Molinari to general manager of the Detroit venue. In the new role, Molinari will oversee all of Cobo's operations. Molinari succeeds Thom Connors, a 34-year veteran of SMG, who had served as general manager of Cobo since November 2010, shortly after SMG took on management of the venue.
InterContinental Hotels of San Francisco named Chio Aguirre sales manager, Justin Isana senior corporate sales manager and Johanna Mercado associate director of catering.
Jon Chocklett was named director of marketing at Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, in California. Most recently, Chocklett was vice president of sales for the re-opening of the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Rosewood Hotel Group appointed Caroline MacDonald vice president of sales and marketing, Americas and Europe. Most recently, MacDonald was chief marketing officer at Auberge Resorts.
Dianne Pepe Dianne Pepe was appointed director of sales and marketing at the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel.
Ben Premack was appointed director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort in Hawaii. Most recently, Premack was director of sales and marketing at Grand Hyatt DFW in Dallas.
Philip Schaetz Marco Polo Hotels appointed Philip Schaetz vice president of sales and marketing.
Randolph Wilcott was named director of sales and marketing at Elbow Beach, Bermuda.