Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

August 02 2016

People On The Move


Ahmed Dahmash

Ahmed Dahmash has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Nobu Hotel Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From Cairo, Egypt, with 25 years of luxury hotel management, Ahmed Dahmash's experience spans various settings. From a sales manager to becoming country director of international sales with Hilton Worldwide, Dahmash's experience includes both hotel-based and corporate office-based positions in the Middle East, including Riyadh, Jeddah and Kuwait City.

Ross H. Bierkan

Ross H. Bierkan has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer at RLJ Lodging Trust in Bethesda - MD, USA. Mr. Bierkan was initially appointed as interim President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2016 following the departure of Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr.

Keshia Scott

Keshia Scott has been appointed Destination Sales Executive at JW Marriott Chicago - IL, USA. Since beginning her career with Marriott, Keshia has showcased her inherent, hospitable nature and passion for sales across the country and garnered invaluable experience with many hotel teams. In 2009, Scott was a Business Developer at the Orlando Airport Marriott, tasked with uncovering new business for the hotel, where she continued to deliver.

Jennifer Burns

Strand Hospitality Services recently announced that Jennifer Burns has been hired as the Director of Sales at the HamptonInn & Suites in Millington, Tenn., located at 8838 U.S. Highway 51 North, just five miles from the Naval Support Academy Mid-South.

Carol Ajikata

Hotel Eventi, Kimpton’s Manhattan Chelsea luxury property, recently announced Carol Ajikata as the new Director of Sales and Marketing. Ajikata will manage and spearhead marketing initiatives and sales plans for the hotel, oversee group, catering and banquet activities and work with the Revenue team to increase total revenue and sales.

Thanet Kun

Thanet Kun has been appointed as the regional director of sales for two Sokha Hotels & Resorts properties here. In this role, Kun will oversee all aspects of marketing, sales plans, programs and the annual budget for both properties, which account for roughly 1,000 rooms.

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