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Professional Convention Management Association

March 18 2016

People On The Move This Month


Nick Sargent

SnowSports Industries America, the snow sports industry’s member-owned trade association, has named Nick Sargent as SIA president. Sargent, who joined the organization in August 2015 as SIA’s incoming president, has spent the last five months working alongside exiting President David Ingemie.

Sharon Siskie

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts officially announced that long-time executive Sharon Siskie had been named the new senior vice president of sales in the United States. The move is effective immediately. As Disney’s senior vice president of sales, Siskie will take over the leisure and non-leisure sales channels domestically, and will also be responsible for sales and marketing organizations in Canada and Latin America. On top of her other responsibilities for North America, Siskie will also be in charge of the Walt Disney Travel Company, as well as oversee travel operations—including Disney contact centers—and global in-bound receptive channels.

Tina Gerson

Nobu Hotel Eden Roc in Miami Beach appointed Tina Gerson director of sales. Gerson previously held sales director roles at The Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL and spent more than 10 years at Loews Miami Beach.

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Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young, Vice President of Global Accounts, has been named ConferenceDirect's Associate of the Year. He was honored at the ConferenceDirect Awards Dinner during its Annual Partner Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, March 6.

Stuart Ruff

Stuart Ruff, CMP, DES was recently promoted to Vice President, Events and Education at RIMS, the risk management society. Ruff is also a Director on PCMA’s Board.

Randy Pekowski

The Expo Group has named Randy Pekowski president of the company, of which he already serves as COO. Founder and former President Ray Pekowski will remain CEO and chairman of the business. The promotion is part of the strategic succession plan the company has put in place for the next generation of leadership.

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Jeff Singsaas

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

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

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.

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