Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

August 22 2016

People On The Move


Judy Koh

Pan Pacific Singapore is pleased to announce the appointment of Judy Koh as Director of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Judy will be leading the Sales and Marketing team of the 790-room hotel, Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s largest and flagship property, located in the heart of Marina Bay.

Leslie Johnson

Midwest-focused golf and hospitality management firm Paloma Resort Properties is pleased to announce Leslie Johnson as its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Leslie Cho

Aqua-Aston Hospitality and DeBartolo Development have announced Wade Gesteuyala as general manager and Leslie Cho as director of sales of Hawai‘i’s first Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, which is currently under construction in the city of Kapolei on the island of O‘ahu.

Devin Gleason

Ryan Krukar, general manager of Topnotch Resort & Spa, has announced that Devin Gleason has joined the team as the new director of sales and marketing for the award-winning resort. Gleason will work closely with Krukar to determine sales and marketing strategies and will lead all marketing and sales team efforts for Topnotch Resort & Spa.

Sam Garcia

W Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa has appointed Sam Garcia to director of event planning for the 575-room, AAA Four Diamond property. Dan Carraher, the resort’s director of sales and marketing made the announcement.Garcia began his hospitality career with Marriott in 1975 at its Los Angeles Airport property in various positions including catering and guest services.

Jill Skeen

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, the newly renovated luxury resort nestled along the Red Rock Scenic Byway, has named Jill Skeen as director of sales. Skeen joined Hilton Worldwide in 1995 and brings with her more than 20 years of combined experience in generating top-line revenue and providing strategic vision for optimal revenue growth.

Carsten Lima

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has appointed Carsten Lima to the newly created role of vice president of sales, EMEA. Lima, who previously worked for SLH from 2010 to 2013, rejoins SLH at the company’s London headquarters. In his new role,

Sayed Tayoun

Sayed Tayoun has been appointed Area Director of Sales & Marketing at InterContinental Hotels Dubai Festival City, United Arab Emirates. Prior to this new Dubai position, Tayoun lead the sales and marketing team at IHG’s Abu Dhabi cluster, based at the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island.

Karen Totaro

The San Diego Convention Center Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Totaro as the facility's new Senior Vice President and General Manager. Totaro joins SDCCC after serving as the General Manager for the Atlantic City Convention Center.

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