The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) has named Gina Gemberling as its new vice president of sales and services. In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing the convention sales and client services teams at LRCVB. Gemberling has 25 years of hospitality experience. She most recently served as executive director of the Springfield, Illinois Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Steve Hill, Cathy Tull, and Ed Finger
As part of an organizational restructuring initiative, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has made several new appointments. Steve Hill has been named president and chief operating officer. He previously served as executive director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Cathy Tull has been promoted to the newly created position of chief marketing officer. She has been with LVCVA since 2005, and previously served as senior vice president of marketing. Ed Finger has been promoted from senior vice president of finance to chief financial officer. He first joined LVCVA in 2006 after serving as deputy county manager for Adams County, Colorado, and assistant county manager for Clark County, Nevada.
Jean Spaulding has been appointed as director of sales and marketing for Villas of Grand Cypress, a Gemstone Collection property by BENCHMARK. Spaulding most recently served as director of sales and marketing for the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. She has also held executive roles with Noble Investment Group, Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels, ITT Sheraton, Westin Hotels and Resorts, and Four Seasons Hotels.
Destination Management Connection
Destination Management Connection, a women- and Native American-owned business with more than 30 years of experience in destination and meeting management, has been granted provisional membership in the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI).