Watson Li has joined NYC & Company’s convention development team as regional director, international MICE, serving the Asia Pacific, Africa, and Middle East regions. In this role, he will drive meetings, incentive, conventions, and exhibitions business to New York City from these areas. Li spent nearly 10 years in sales with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. He previously served as account director for the New York Metro Market, where he was responsible for bringing groups from the Asia Pacific region to Starwood-managed properties in New York City and New Jersey.
AlliedPRA has appointed Mike Fiber as chief operating officer. In this role, Fiber will lead all operating businesses across AlliedPRA, including 26 wholly-owned and franchised locations in North America. Before joining AlliedPRA, Fiber worked as vice president of operations for PSAV Presentation Services.
Peter Barton Sr.
Peter Barton Sr. has been promoted to sales manager at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. An Ireland native, he joined the venue four years ago and has been consistently driving new business to Duke Energy Convention Center ever since.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has named Todd Ryan as regional director of sales and marketing for the group’s 16 mid-Atlantic area hotels. As regional director, he will drive sales, catering, and marketing activities for all segments across the mid-Atlantic. He will also serve as head of the dedicated city sales team for Washington, D.C., where he is based. A hotel and resort sales veteran of more than 20 years, Ryan recently was area director of sales and marketing in eastern Canada for Starwood Hotels and Resorts.