Carmen Moses, Jill Davis, and Kyle Sadewhite
Visit KC has announced two additions and one promotion within its team. Carmen Moses and Jill Davis have joined the sales and services department as national account managers, and Kyle Sadewhite has been promoted to the same position.
Moses will represent Visit KC in the meetings market of Washington, D.C., and the Northeast U.S. region. Moses previously worked for Loews Hotels for a combined 16 years. Davis will be handling the Midwest-East market, covering both Chicago and Indianapolis. She specializes in the corporate market, most recently serving as director of sales for Hampton Inn & Suites Country Club Plaza. And in Sadewhite’s new role, he will represent Visit KC in the West market. He joined the team in 2015 as a sales account manager.
Grace Bay Resorts has named Stephanie Navatto director of sales for its complete collection of boutique luxury resorts. In this role, she will tackle transient and group segments for Grace Bay Resorts. Navatto has more than 15 years of experience in hospitality, most recently working as director of sales for The Set Hotels.
Convention Data Services (CDS) has announced that Dave Wuethrich has been promoted to chief operating officer — a new position within CDS. Wuethrich has been with CDS for 18 years. In his new position, he will oversee product and service delivery of events.
IMPACT Group has named Eric Breuer senior vice president of sales. Breuer, who has nearly 30 years of experience in the consulting industry, spent the last decade with Right Management as vice president and senior member of the executive committee.
Laura Sawicki Hopkins
Nimlok Orlando has appointed Laura Sawicki Hopkins, CMP, as its new director of account management. Hopkins, a 20-year industry veteran, has extensive experience in developing and executing a full range of meeting planning, floor managing, and trade show consulting services. Most recently, she served as director of events of Gregg Hopkins & Associates, where she executed multifaceted marketing campaigns.
Brad Weaber has announced plans to leave his position as chief operating officer for Connections Housing at the end of June to launch Brad Weaber Consulting Group, LLC. Weaber’s Washington, D.C.-based firm will focus on corporate management efficiencies and other growth and development strategies for companies in and out of the meetings industry. Weaber’s firm will also place emphasis on customer interaction reinvention; public speaking; coaching; advisory board facilitation; destination marketing review and consultation; business development; sales strategies; and people care initiatives.
Teneo Hospitality Group has appointed Ashley Crunstedt, CMP, as director of events. In this position, Crunstedt will be responsible for planning, organizing, and executing Teneo’s events held for its members and key meeting professionals across the United States and Latin America. Crunstedt has been in the meetings and events industry for more than a decade and previously served as senior event manager for Ewald Consulting.
Visit Winston-Salem has named Karen Robertson as the new national sales manager responsible for booking faith-based, multi-cultural, and association meetings and events. Robertson has more than two decades of hospitality industry experience, most recently working as group sales manager at the DoubleTree Charleston Airport.