Leana Salamah has joined mdg, a full-services agency, as account strategist and executive director, leading mdg’s new Chicago office. Salamah was previously CMO at Derick Dermatology, and prior to that, spent six years with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) as senior director, convention marketing, communications & programming. The Chicago office — the fourth branch office for mdg, which is also located in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and San Diego — will better serve the company’s growing list of clients in the Midwest, among them NRA and the International Carwash Association.
Jessie Cable has been promoted to senior convention services manager for the InterContinental Mark Hopkins in San Francisco, California. Prior to joining the team in 2013 as convention services manager, Cable held a number of hospitality positions, including work at Washington, D.C.’s Mandarin Oriental and the Jefferson. Following a stint with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Cable first joined InterContinental as catering & conference service manager at another location — the InterContinental New York Times Square.
Charles Williams II
Charles Williams II joins Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C., as director of group sales. His background includes sales positions at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami, Florida, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of New York and South Beach, and the Four Seasons Worldwide Sales Office in Washington, D.C.
NXT Events Media Group, an event curator, has appointed Sharon Enright president and COO. Previously, she was executive vice president of Business Journals, Inc. — only the second person to hold the title in the company’s 90-year history. She will bring her expertise in operations, marketing, and audience development to her new role, where she will grow NXT’s event portfolio through acquisitions and partnerships.