Visit KC, Kansas City’s hospitality and tourism organization, has appointed Carlisa Cashman as business development manager. Cashman will be responsible for researching and generating new citywide convention and hotel business for the Visit KC sales team. Before joining the team, Cashman, who has more than a decade of sales and management experience, served at Marriott International and Fairfield Inn & Suites.
Albert Tucker, who leads the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau multicultural group sales department, will serve as the CVB’s interim vice president for convention and group sales. He succeeds Christine Roberts, who resigned at the end of June. Tucker will oversee day-to-day responsibilities until a replacement is named.
Rene McCoy has been chosen to spearhead Montego Bay Convention Centre’s North American associations and corporate markets sales segment as the Jamaican property’s newly appointed national sales manager. She is based in Washington, D.C., and will also work closely with the Jamaica Tourist Board to improve market share in this segment.
Joe Serna III
Joe Serna III has been named director of sales & marketing for Grande Lakes Orlando. Serna brings nearly 20 years of experience with Marriott to the role, where he will lead the sales, marketing, and communications initiatives for the 500-acre luxury estate. The property includes a Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Ritz-Carlton Spa, and championship golf course.