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Visit Bellevue Washington has named Brad Jones its executive director. In this new role, Jones will oversee the organization and its promotion of the city’s growing travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. Jones has 23 years of experience in destination marketing, travel, tourism, and hospitality. For the past 13 years, Jones served as executive director of Experience Rochester.
Reed Exhibitions (RX) has appointed Debbie Evans as president of RX US. Evans previously served as president of RX South East Asia and Australia. Prior to that position, Evans worked as managing director of Reed’s Australian business, which she grew via launch and acquisition, and was responsible for leading innovations.
VISIT DENVER, the convention and visitors bureau, has named Sheila Provenzano as sales director, Midwest region, for its Chicago office. Provenzano, who brings 13 years of hospitality sales experience to her new position, most recently worked for Visit Baltimore, where she served as regional director of sales, handling citywide accounts for the Midwest.
Jim Pedone has been named director of sales and marketing for four Marriott International properties owned by Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts: Sheraton Waikik, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa, and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. Pedone will be responsible for strategic planning in growing target markets and overseeing markets such as North America, Asia Pacific, Oceania, Europe, and other areas, as well as wholesale, FIT, group, incentive, leisure, and business travel. Pedone, an industry executive for more than 25 years, most recently served as director of sales and marketing for the St. Regis Princeville Resort.
Andrea Cadotto and Sheila Neal
The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) has promoted Andrea Cadotto and Sheila Neal to the newly created roles of associate directors of sales. Both will continue their current sales responsibilities and now additionally lead a team of sales managers and coordinators. Cadotto has worked at the DMCVB since 2012, most recently as senior national sales manager focusing on the corporate market. Neal has worked at the DMCVB since 1988, most recently as senior national sales manager focusing on the association, diversity, and multicultural markets.