Simon Foster, previously CEO of UBM EMEA, has been named CEO of Paris-based Comexposium group, which is involved in organizing more than 170 B2C and B2B events across 11 different sectors — including food, agriculture, fashion, security, digital, construction, high-tech, optics, and transportation — in 26 countries around the world. Foster assumes the role in August, when current CEO Renaud Hamaide transitions to executive chairman.
Alan Humason has been named executive director of the Mendocino County Tourism Commission. He was most recently executive director of the Yolo County (California) Visitors Bureau.
Karin Salinas has been appointed Vice President, Marketing, overseeing communications, marketing and brand strategy for the integrated resort development of Baha Mar, set to open on April 21, 2017. A veteran luxury hospitality marketer, Salinas joins Baha Mar most recently from Rosewood Hotels & Resorts where she served as Regional Director of Sales & Marketing for Rosewood Mexico’s portfolio. Prior to her time at Rosewood, Salinas worked with One&Only Resorts as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Latin America and Caribbean regions and earlier in her career, held positions with leading hotel brands including Ritz-Carlton properties in Qatar and Chile and the Swissotel Quito in Ecuador.
Jennifer Montgomery has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Kimpton Lorien Hotel and Spa in Alexandria. A Kimpton veteran, Montgomery joins Kimpton Lorien Hotel and Spa’s executive team from Kimpton’s Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle and Glover Park Hotel in Washington, DC where she was most recently the opening associate director of sales for both hotels. Montgomery managed the hotels’ combined sales team and proactively sold across market segments, cultivating new and longstanding relationships with clients as well as building awareness for the two newly opened downtown Washington Hotels.
Senior Vice President Jim Pittas will succeed Charles D. Yuska as president and CEO of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. Pittas will assume the role of COO immediately and will work with Yuska to assume the title of President and CEO upon Yuska’s retirement in May 2018.
Industry veteran Betty Wilson joins ConferenceDirect’s executive team as Sr. Vice President, Business Development. On May 1, she will oversee all aspects of the company’s business development efforts and key revenue streams.