Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

October 10 2016

People On The Move


Bryan Gay

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) in Reno, Nev. recently welcomed seasoned sales and meetings professional Bryan Gay as vice president of sales, conventions and meetings. GSR is the largest resort and gaming destination in the Pacific Northwest with 2,000 rooms and 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. With more than 25 years in the hospitality industry, Bryan will lead GSR’s sales team, convention services and catering.

Chris White

Auberge Resorts Collection, owner and operator of boutique luxury hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs, announced today that Chris White has been appointed Senior Director, Regional Sales and Marketing. White joins the team to manage sales and marketing efforts for Esperanza, in Cabo San Lucas, Calistoga Ranch, in Napa Valley and Solage, recently acquired as the company’s third managed property in Napa Valley.

Mike Moran

Auberge announces the promotion of Mike Moran to Regional Sales Director. Moran will report to Chris White and will oversee Group and Leisure Sales at Esperanza, Calistoga Ranch, Solage and Group Sales for Chileno Bay Resort & Residences. Mike Moran has served as Director of Sales and Marketing at Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, for the past six years.

John Lawn

The Board of Directors of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R) has announced the promotion of John Lawn to the role of President of the Company. Lawn’s new role became effective September 30, 2016, and is in addition to his current role as Chief Operating Officer.

Chris Ong

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Southern California's iconic landmark hotel has added a new leader to its senior management team. Chris Ong brings her own unique hospitality industry experience and knowledge to the Pasadena hotel as the Director of Catering Sales and Conference Services.

Jenice Phung

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is delighted to announce the appointment of its new team member, Jenice Phung, as its Head of Conventions and Conferences Sales. In her new role, Jenice will head up the sales team responsible for securing international and national association conferences and conventions in order to grow the Centre’s Business Events market share.

Will Caraway

As director of sales and marketing, Caraway is accountable for the demand across all market segments for OHANA Hotels by Outrigger®, including the development and implementation of a comprehensive internal and external sales and marketing strategy and related plans to maximize market share, revenue and occupancy growth while upholding Outrigger's mission and values.

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