Meet Hawaii Appoints Senior Director, Citywide Sales Midwest Region

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) has appointed sales veteran Adrienne Nudo as Meet Hawaii’s Senior Director, Citywide Sales Midwest Region. Working remotely from Chicago, Nudo will be responsible for promoting Hawaii as a preferred destination for citywide conventions and generating citywide leads and bookings for the Hawaii Convention Center and MCI hotels. Nudo is a hospitality sales leader with more […]

Arlington CVB Names New CEO

ARLINGTON, TX — Brent DeRaad, current President & CEO of Visit Tucson, has been chosen to lead the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB). He will start his new position on Dec. 6, 2021. DeRaad is replacing Ron Price, who had been President & CEO since 2013. Price resigned in May to head Visit Phoenix in Arizona. “The Executive Committee, […]

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces Managerial Hire and Promotion

ATLANTA, GA — Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) has hired Monica Coleman as Manager, Convention Services, and promoted Alecia Zackery to Content and Social Media Manager, Group Markets. Coleman will manage groups ranging from 250 hotel room nights on peak to major citywide accounts. She is a hospitality veteran with more than two decades of experience, returning to the ACVB after […]

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa Completes Sales Team With Three New Appointments

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has appointed Kip Reuman to the position of Destination Sales Executive. Reuman joins two recent new hires to the sales and marketing team, Nina Shokrian as Senior Marketing Manager and Molly Horton as Associate Director of Group Sales. Reuman previously served as the resort’s Director of Room Operations and has held […]

Philadelphia CVB Appoints SVP, Convention Division

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has appointed Maria Grasso as Senior Vice President, Convention Division. Grasso will lead the convention sales and services team in growing convention bookings, while positioning Philadelphia as a premier destination for meetings, conventions and events. A more than 20-year veteran of the organization, Grasso joined the PHLCVB in 1999 as […]

Meet Hawaii Appoints Senior Director, Citywide Sales

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) welcomes strategic sales leader Lynn Whitehead as Meet Hawaii’s Senior Director, Citywide Sales. In the role, Whitehead will be responsible for covering the eastern U.S. region, promoting Hawaii as a preferred destination for citywide conventions and generating citywide leads and bookings for the Hawaii Convention Center and MCI hotels. Whitehead is a hospitality sales veteran with more […]

Visit Pasadena Makes Two Key Appointments

PASADENA, CA — Visit Pasadena recently appointed Karalee Adams as California State Association Sales Manager and Jacky Jabourian as Destination Services Manager. “I am thrilled to have Karalee and Jacky on our team during such a pivotal time for the industry and the entire Pasadena community,” said Jeanne Goldschmidt, Executive Director, Visit Pasadena. “They bring immense tourism experience that will strengthen our organization, and […]

Virginia Beach Convention Center General Manager Earns CVE Designation

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Virginia Beach Convention Center General Manager Bryan Miller is one of nine venue industry professionals who recently received the Certified Venue Executive (CVE) designation from the International Association of Venue Managers. CVE applicants are rated on their experience and accomplishments in public venue management and must successfully complete a comprehensive written essay, written examination and oral interview that […]

St. Charles Convention Center Appoints Director of Sales and Marketing

CHARLES, MO — Spectra, providers of Venue Management to the 2021 F&D Prime Site Award-winning St. Charles Convention Center, has hired Mark Tenholder as Director of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining the team, he was the Corporate Director of Sales Task Force for Crescent Hotels and Resorts, building teams at hotels across the country. Tenholder is a veteran of the hospitality industry with […]

Visit Spokane Makes Two New Hires

SPOKANE, WA — 2021 F&D Top Destination Award winner Visit Spokane has appointed two new senior directors of sales to its team. Denise Bosmans will work in the Visit Spokane Washington, DC satellite office. Bosmans brings over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She has worked as an association meeting planner, a media rep for a tourism […]