ASAE has appointed Garet Turner, CMP, as vice president of development. Turner, a 15-year industry veteran, will be responsible for leading development efforts for the ASAE Foundation, including the growing annual fund and Leadership Society. Previously, Turner worked as director of corporate relations for the Council from Advance and Support of Education (CASE).
Freeman Audio Visual Canada has promoted Heidi Welker to senior vice president, business development & industry partnerships. Welker, who has more than 35 years of industry experience, will lead the development of cutting-edge research and initiatives. She will also continue her current roles on the PCMA Foundation Board of Trustees, the Meetings Mean Business Board of Directors, and the 2017 CanSPEP’s Partner Advisory Board.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has appointed Brice O’Keeffe as director of sales and marketing at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington, D.C. O’Keeffe brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to his new role, where he will be leading the hotel’s sales team with particular emphasis on the association market.
HP Hotels has appointed Chris Gennardo as area vice president of sales and marketing, a newly created role. Gennardo, who has more than 25 years of sales and revenue management experience, previously served as the business travel sales manager and director of group revenue management at the Marriott Marquis in New York.