Discover Saratoga, also known as the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau, has appointed Darryl Leggieri as president of the organization. He joins the team with nearly 27 years of experience in hospitality. Leggieri most recently served as director of sales and marketing for the Saratoga Hilton, where he worked closely with Discover Saratoga and the Saratoga Springs City Center to drive meetings and conventions to the area. Leggieri follows Todd Garofano, who is moving on after eight years as president of Discover Saratoga.
Kristin K. Mirabal
Kristin K. Mirabal, CMP, has been named director of global events for the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). She will be responsible for leading a global team to develop a strategic expansion plan for conferences and events that will serve ACAMS membership as well as attempt to reach new members. Mirabal previously served as vice president of Meetings for Heart Rhythm Society.
Video content provider CNTV has appointed Nancy Walsh as a strategic advisor. In this role, Walsh will help CNTV further expand its footprint in the trade show industry. Walsh formerly served as president of Reed Exhibitions North American and now has a new company, Nancy Walsh Xpert Consulting, LLC.
The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has promoted Mallory Cappelli to convention sales manager in the convention development department. Cappelli has worked as a convention sales assistant for the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau since July 2016.
Yolanda Simmons has been named the new director of events for GKIC. In this role, she will manage the events team and oversee the development and execution of all live events. Previously, Simmons served as senior meeting planner at AHIMA.