Category Archives: Appointments & Promotions

Smart Moves June 21

5 Smart Moves at Visit Albuquerque, LGBT Meeting Professionals Association and More

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Tod Chambers  Tod Chambers was appointed managing director of Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago. Chambers, who has 25 years of experience with the Hilton brand, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the luxury hotels, both located within The Magnificent Mile. Chambers most recently served as general manager of The Roosevelt New Orleans, a…

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Smart Moves June 14

4 Smart Moves at Hyatt, Hotel Ivy and More

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Dana Orlando  Wischermann Partners appointed Dana Orlando as general manager of Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Orlando will lead the operation of the historic downtown hotel located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her previous roles include director of sales group and catering at The Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and hotel manager at Waldorf Astoria in Park City, Utah. She…

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meetings industry

4 Players Making Big Moves in Meetings

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Steve Kinsley Steve Kinsley, president of Kinsley Meetings, is well-known for his enthusiasm and appreciation of meetings industry professionals. “The relationships that have been created throughout over 30 years in this industry sustain us on a daily basis,” he says. “Our customers, our staff and our suppliers are friends, some of them close friends. There…

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4 Impressive Industry Appointments and Promotions

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Allison Young-Chambers Allison Young-Chambers feels fortunate to work on events for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)—one of the most innovative U.S. government organizations. She grew up in Luka, Mississippi, a small town with a population of 3,000. Young-Chambers recalls figuring out two main priorities for her career at a young age: thinking outside the…

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Power Players: Hospitality Industry Promotions and Appointments

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Smart Moves Cheryl Little Team San Jose promoted industry veteran Cheryl Little to director of sales and destination services for the destination management organization in California’s Bay Area. Little will lead group sales efforts by driving room night production and facility revenue. She will also lead and promote destination management company services offered by Team…

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MPI Announces Major Reorganization and New Appointments

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Meeting Professionals International (MPI) began implementing an organization realignment this week to better position the association for long-term, strategic growth, which involved the creation of new leadership positions, realignment of management responsibilities, and the restructuring staff roles and teams. “We have made so much positive progress transforming our association over the past few years and…

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10 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: August 16, 2016

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Cindy Hart Cindy Hart joined Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, Colorado, as director of sales and marketing. She has been a development leader in the hotel sales industry for more than 20 years, most recently as director of sales for Saratoga Resort and Spa in Wyoming. She previously served on the opening team in the same…

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