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10 Smart Moves at Visit Santa Cruz, Benchmark, Turtle Bay Resort, Westgate Park City and More

Appointments & PromotionsMeeting Planning

Laura Manriquez  Visit Santa Cruz County (VSCC) in California has hired Laura Manriquez as the new director of sales and marketing. She brings more than eight years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry and will focus on management of sales and marketing programs for group travel. She will target two primary markets: corporate group…

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7 Smart Moves at The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, ART Hotel, and More

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Marian Wilson The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe announced the appointment of Marion Wilson as director of sales and marketing of the 170-room resort. In her role, Wilson will oversee revenue management; group, catering and transient sales; as well as marketing initiatives for the AAA Five Diamond resort. Wilson previously served as the director of sales at Horseshoe Bar…

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Power Players July 2017

5 Power Players Making Moves at Visit Sacramento, Visit Phoenix and More

Appointments & PromotionsMeeting Planning

Steve Goodling After 18 years at Long Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau in California, president and CEO Steve Goodling is always looking for new ways to wow visitors. “Meeting attendees are looking for unique experiences. They don’t just want four walls and an ice sculpture,” he says. That is why after seeing how a TED…

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Smart Moves Women

4 Women Making Smart Moves at Palace Resorts, Fairmont San Jose and More

Appointments & PromotionsMeeting Planning

Marie Lanaud General Manager Michael Musarra announced the appointment of Marie Lanaud as director of catering for Fairmont San Jose, a landmark in Silicon Valley, California. Lanaud will be responsible for organizing and promoting food and beverage, while exceeding guest expectations and financial targets at the 805-room hotel. She has a decade of experience and previously…

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Smart Moves June 21

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

Appointments & PromotionsMeeting Planning

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

Appointments & PromotionsMeeting Planning

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

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

Appointments & PromotionsHotels & ResortsMeeting PlanningPeople in the News

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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10 Smart Moves: New Appointments at The Chattanoogan, Celebrity Cruises and More

Appointments & PromotionsProfessional

Michele Kephart Michele Kephart was introduced as sales manager for The Chattanoogan, a Benchmark Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kephart is responsible for group and day meeting experiences at the IACC-certified property. Most recently, she served as director of marketing for Bluff View Art District in Chattanooga. She has also managed her own full-service advertising and…

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