Susan Salem Euritt
Susan Salem Euritt announced today the formation of Ruckus Strategic Partnership Consulting, where she will serve as founder and principal, to assist businesses requiring expertise with the creation, development, and implementation of meaningful marketing partnerships through strategic selling. Euritt has worked and collaborated with some of the largest brands in the business events industry, in the hotel, CVB, brand-agency, and association sectors.
“Now was the perfect time to employ my collective career experience and launch a new consultancy for organizations seeking to maximize their engagement with both buyers and sellers,” Euritt said. “Ruckus will accomplish exactly what its name implies — we will disrupt the status quo and bring our clients innovative partnership opportunities that deliver a measurable return on investment.”
Ed Svitak has been named president and CEO of VISIT Lake Geneva, the official Chamber of Commerce and destination marketing organization for the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, area. Svitak brings more than 30 years of experience in direct sales and marketing efforts at hotels and destinations to the role. In his new position, Svitak will be responsible for the growth and development of the area by increasing tourist and business visits.
The Expo Group has named Toby Purdy its new chief sales officer. Purdy, who has worked for family-owned firms and Fortune 100 companies alike, is a 25-year veteran in the trade show and events industry. He previously served at Freeman, Frito-Lay, Greyhound Bus Line, and Borden Dairy.
SMG, the convention center and facility management firm tapped by the Cuyahoga County Convention Facilities Development Corporation to manage operations for the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and the Global Center for Health Innovation, has named Ron King as the new general manager. Effective September 13, King will join the team after leading the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas for the past six years.
Viejas Casino & Resort has appointed Mai Johnson as director of resort sales. In her new role, she will direct sales tactics for convention and leisure and be a primary contact for hospitality groups. She previously served as national sales manager for Bellagio Resort & Casino and associate director of sales for Luxor Resort & Casino.
Nancy Walsh, president of Reed Exhibitions US will be leaving after 32 years with Reed Exhibitions, where she held a variety of positions. She is currently reporting to Hervé Sedky, president of The Americas for Reed Exhibitions, who will continue in his role. Her official last day will be September 8, but will remain in an advisory role until the end of 2017.