Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Swissotel Hotels & Resorts welcomes Mark Sergot as the new senior vice president, global sales organization. Taking on increased responsibility from his previous role as vice president, global sales for the company, Sergot will now focus on the management and administration of FRHI’s worldwide sales network, including both global and hotel sales teams.
James E. Rooney
James E. Rooney, executive director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, was honored last week by the Massachusetts Building Congress and received the group’s Skyline Award for Outstanding Achievement. The rare award was presented at MBC’s 93rd Annual Dinner October 17 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.
Minnette Vélez and Mari Waid
Meet Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Convention Bureau), announced the appointments of Minnette Vélez as Director of Marketing and Mari Waid as Director of Destination Support Services. These appointments come as part of a restructuring of the organization.
Traci Meyer has been promoted to director of sales at One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Meyer previously was the property’s associate director of sales.
Lions Clubs International of Oak Brook, Illinois, has named Gloria Geske as Convention Division Manager. Ms. Geske will oversee the annual city-wide international convention, meetings and travel program.
The Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau (CC CVB) announces Paulette Kluge as its interim president effective November 4, 2013. The CC CVB Board will conduct a nationwide search for a permanent appointment.
Dave Brown, EVP and GM at American Airlines Center, has been appointed by City of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to serve as chairman of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau (Dallas CVB) for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
Rebecca Bolton has been appointed the general manager of the Las Cruces Convention Center.