Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

June 27 2016

People On The Move


Shannon Burch

SIS International has named Shannon Burch, CEM, as the new vice president of Events and Business Development. Burch, who previously served as director of exhibits, now oversees the entirety of the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as overall business development. ASIS is the leading organization for security management professionals worldwide.

David J. Furnish

Sea Island, on the coast of Georgia, announced that David J. Furnish has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing. Furnish joins Sea Island with three decades of hospitality industry experience with a background in sales, marketing and hotel services as well as meeting and convention planning. Prior to his role with Gaylord National, David was the Director of Sales for Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

Susie Wolf

Kindle Communications has announced the recent addition of Susie Wolf to the company’s executive team as Vice President, Strategic Communications. Wolf comes to Kindle after spending the last four years at Eli Lilly and Company as Senior Director, Global Employee Communications and Executive Engagement. She’s also worked in communications for Aon Hewitt and J.P. Morgan Chase. Prior to her work in communications, she was a psychotherapist.

Brandy Alexander-Wimberly

Brandy Alexander-Wimberly recently was brought on as director of marketing at Core-Apps, an event app company. She will be responsible for the company’s marketing direction and helping customers with marketing for their sponsorships and promoting the app. Alexander-Wimberly previously worked as the director of digital strategy at Interrupt and senior account manager and SEM specialist at Thrive Internet Marketing, as well as being published in Fast Company, INC. and VentureBeat, to name a few.

Darrell Glidewell and Charla Shobe

PG Exhibits announces that Darrell Glidewell and Charla Shobe have joined the firm. Darrell Glidewell, now Director of Business Development comes with over 27 years of key account management and sales growth experience within the Industry. Charla Shobe now Senior Account Manager joins with over 23 years of experience within the Industry.

Los Angeles Convention Center

The LA Convention Center, managed by AEG Facilities, has promoted Ellen Schwartz, Estella Flores and Sandra Lady. Schwartz, vice president of sales and marketing, has been promoted to assistant general manager, effective July 1. Flores, facilities manager, has been promoted to director of facilities, effective July 1. Lady, senior sales manager, has been promoted to director of sales, also effective July 1.