Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver
Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center appointed Christine Calace sales manager, Meredith Morris sales manager, Kerri Pinkney sales manager and Tina Wiese director of events.
Jon Conching was appointed director of sales at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa in Honolulu. Most recently, Conching was regional vice president of sales and marketing for the Hawaii region at Hilton Worldwide.
Colette Fairchild, CEM, CMP, has joined FirstSource Events, and its parent company, International Conference Development LLC. As event director, she will play an integral role in the development of a series of new and existing hosted buyer events, networking conferences and tradeshows.
Amy Delegal-Fox was named director of sales and marketing for Hotel Zelos in San Francisco. Most recently area director of sales and marketing for Evolution Hospitality, responsible for the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf and Hotel Adagio.
Julie Tainter was appointed director of sales and marketing at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Most recently, Tainter was director of sales and marketing at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa in Tucson.
Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association, has hired Morgan Natzke to join its destination sales team as a sales account executive. Natzke brings more than 8 years of experience in the hospitality industry to the job, serving most recently as the executive meetings manager at the Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis.
NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, announced that Patricia Herrera has joined the company’s Convention Development team as regional director of Southeast and Global MICE. In her new role, Herrera will work with meeting planners based out of the Southeastern US, Europe and South America to drive meetings business to New York City’s five boroughs.
John S. Henderson
John S. Henderson has joined the Fixation Marketing team in the newly created role of vice president Industry Relations & Strategy. Henderson brings to Fixation - and Fixation’s clients - an extensive background in trade association management with a particular expertise in developing and enhancing member outreach and education. Most recently, Henderson spent 7 years at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) as vice president, Education, Training and Professional Development.
Alison Best, former President & CEO of Visit Oakland has been named the Destination Marketing Association International's (DMAI) Executive Vice President of Member Engagement and will be based in California; she joins April 11.
Jack Johnson, Chief Administrative Officer and Sr. Vice President, Public Policy for Choose Chicago, has been named DMAI's Chief Advocacy and Board Compliance Officer. Johnson joins the organization on May 9.