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Deana Ivey, who has worked for the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp for 21 years, has been promoted to the newly created position of executive vice president. She will also retain her previous role of chief marketing officer. The position was created to help Spyridon oversee and coordinate the company’s sales and marketing initiatives. In her new role, Ivey will work closely with Spyridon to handle tourism and convention business demands.
Diana Evans and Kay Towner
Centerplate has promoted Diana Evans and Kay Towner to senior executive roles. This news follows the integration of Centerplate with the Sodexo North America Sports & Leisure segment, which was finalized in December 2017.
Evans is now senior vice president of marketing. In this role, she is responsible for client- and consumer-facing marketing initiatives, branding, and communications for the combined Centerplate and Sodexo North America Sports & Leisure portfolio. Evans has held multiple marketing and communications roles for the company since she joined the team in 2008. She most recently served as vice president of marketing and communications.
Towner, who has been a member of Centerplate’s sales and marketing team for 11 years, has been named senior vice president, sales and new business development. She is tasked with overseeing sales initiatives for the combined Centerplate and Sodexo North American Sports & Leisure segment. She is also responsible for driving growth across diverse business segments for the company.
AlliedPRA has announced Mitch MacGregor as its new global sales manager. In this role, MacGregor is responsible for fostering deeper relationships with existing clients and leveraging the relationships to drive revenue to AlliedPRA offices through third-party accounts in the Midwest. Previously, MacGregor worked as a brand ambassador for Global Travel Alliance in the Midwest.
Visit San Antonio has promoted Néstor Núñez to the role of senior sales manager. Núñez joined the Visit San Antonio team in 2009 as a sales manager, where he focused on Texas meetings. Núñez then advanced to the role of national sales manager and handled larger meeting groups across several geographic regions.