Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

July 11 2016

People On The Move


Luke Deayton

Based out of Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ Brisbane office, Mr Deayton brings more than 10 years of high-level business development and sales experience to the position of Area Director of Sales – Regional Queensland, and joins Oaks Hotels & Resorts after serving as Business Development Manager – Commercial at Greyhound Australia.

Nicole Casaletto

Nicole Casaletto has been appointed Director of Sales & Marketing at Marriott AC Hotel in Chicago Downtown, IL. In her new role, Casaletto will be responsible for leading sales strategies and initiatives for the hotel, managing all group room bookings and business accounts, and maximizing all revenue streams.

Shannon Kelley

The Highland Dallas is thrilled to announce the appointment of Shannon Kelly as director of sales and marketing. Shannon brings more than twenty years of executive experience in the fields of hospitality and technology to his new role at the recently transformed hotel.

Craig Davis

VisitPITTSBURGH President and CEO, Craig Davis, was honored by the Pittsburgh Business Times as an admired CEO in the community. The award paid tribute to top executives in the Pittsburgh region based on their excellent leadership. With an extensive background in the hospitality industry, Mr. Davis joined VisitPITTSBURGH in 2000 as executive director of convention sales. He was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing and eventually president and CEO in 2012.

Tonita Thomas

Hotel Nikko San Francisco recently appointed Tonita Thomas as the hotel’s new director of individual business travel sales. Thomas began her hospitality career as Reservations Manager at the Taj Campton Place, a Forbes Four Star Hotel. Later she joined the sales team at the Hotel Palomar in 2004 and was a member of the Kimpton team for almost four years.

Ashley Ochse

The AAA Five-Diamond Waldorf Astoria Chicago is honored to congratulate Ashley Ochse, director of catering & events for being recognized with the Hilton Worldwide 2015 Circle of Excellence Award for placing in the top 10 percent of the luxury catering sales professionals in the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand.

Gregg Herning

Bellagio announced the appointment of Gregg Herning as the resort’s new vice president of sales.  In this role, he is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for all sales efforts at Bellagio, a AAA Five Diamond, 3,933-room resort.

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