Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

July 05 2016

People On The Move


Sebastian Riewe

Sebastian Riewe has joined Hotel Adlon Kempinksi as the new Director of Sales and Marketing. Sebastian is a true sales professional and is responsible for the coordination of all sales and marketing activities in the famous hotel next to the Brandenburg Gate.

Georges El Hachem

The new director of sales and marketing, El Hachem, was with IHG Group before moving to Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts. El Hachem has 18 years' industry experience within the Middle East and 15 years of IHG brand knowledge.

Ramesh Kumar Singh

Ramesh Kumar Singh brings more than 17 years of hospitality experience to his new role. Singh previously worked in various hospitality capacities, including his most recent posting at Danat Hotels & Resort, Abu Dhabi as the director of sales.

Terri Benich

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, which is expected to open in September 2016, today announced the resort’s sales and marketing team will be led by Area Director of Sales and Marketing Terri Benich. Area Director of Sales and Marketing Terri Benich has spent the past two decades in various roles at the nearby Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch.

Deborah Josue

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, one of the largest hotels on the West Coast, and Parc 55 San Francisco - A Hilton Hotel, a vibrant yet relaxed boutique-like business hotel, has appointed Deborah Josue to the position of complex senior sales manager. In her new role, Josue will serve as the head representative for the California association market by catering to prospective clients and customers to further propel both hotels as industry leaders in meetings and conventions services.

David DiSalvo

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the appointment of David DiSalvo as area director of sales and marketing for the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark and Heidel House Resort & Spa. In his new role, DiSalvo is responsible for overseeing all communications, marketing and group sales initiatives to continue to attract leisure, business and group travelers to all three properties.

Ashley Mayo Gibson

Ashley Mayo Gibson, CGMP, has been appointed senior sales manager for The Grove Resort & Spa. In this position, she manages all group bookings for corporate events, student gatherings, sports related events, and social bookings such as weddings and family reunions.

Peter Gruenthal

Pete Gruenthal has been named senior sales manager for The Grove Resort & Spa. Mr. Gruenthal was most recently with the hospitality website, Booking.com, where he managed southern U.S. sales teams responsible for developing business opportunities originating from emerging markets. Previous to this, Mr. Gruenthal served as strategic market manager for Orbitz, overseeing hotel partnerships with Disney and Universal.

Kara Akers

Denver’s Sage Hospitality, one of the nation’s top hotel investment and management companies, is pleased to announce that it has named Kara Akers the Associated Director of Sales at The Oxford Hotel and The Crawford Hotel. With more than 12 years of hospitality sales experience, Akers most recently serving as a Sales Manager at The Four Seasons Denver.

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