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Smart Moves: November 2015

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Cahal Mowery Cahal Mowery joined JW Marriott Houston Downtown as director of group sales. He will oversee convention and group travel business. Formerly, Mowery was a national account executive for convention sales at Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is also a Certified Meeting Professional and Certified Travel Associate.   Carrie Kolehouse AHC+Hospitality promoted…

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5 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: September 18, 2015

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Candace Palec InterContinental Hotels of San Francisco appointed Candace Palec as director of group sales. Palec has been with the brand for five years. During that time, she booked large high-tech and association groups and gained extensive experience in hotel sales. In her new role, Palec will ensure sales managers meet revenue goals, implement new…

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4 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: September 11, 2015

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Carrie Kolehouse AHC+Hospitality promoted Carrie Kolehouse to senior marketing manager for Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Peter Island Resort, Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown and JW Marriott Grand Rapids. In addition to managing digital marketing efforts, Kolehouse will expand the presence of  Solace magazine. She will also serve as the main anchor for the company’s television channel….

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5 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: August 4, 2015

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Melora Hathaway Melora Hathaway joined Tempe Tourism Office as group sales manager. In her new role, Hathaway focuses on the central region for the group sales team. Most recently, she worked for the Desert Belle Tour Boat and Experient, a Maritz Travel Company. Hathaway has 10 years of experience working in hospitality and tourism. She…

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Smart Moves: September 2015

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Christie Evans Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort in Oxnard, California, promoted Christie Evans as director of sales and marketing. Evans became a manager of the property in 2007 and received Hilton’s “Circle of Excellence for Business Travel Sales” in 2011. She has more than 15 years of hospitality experience.     Dan Determan…

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4 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: August 21, 2015

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Martin Wormull Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach has appointed Martin Wormull as general manager of the property, opening early 2016. Wormull brings more than 30 years of experience to the 296-room resort, where he will manage day-to-day operations. Prior to his new position, he was a senior director of luxury brand performance management for Hilton Worldwide…

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6 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: August 14, 2015

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Patrick Hatton Patrick Hatton was appointed as general manager of Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, where he oversees day-to-day operations. Previously, he was regional vice president of operations at The James Royal Palm. He has also held positions at The James Chicago, Wyndham International and Hotel Nikki Chicago.     Will Farrow The Hotel Terra in…

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5 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: July 31, 2015

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Rich Cerino Visit Phoenix made Rich Cerino director of convention services. He has more than 30 years of hospitality and corporate travel experience. Cerino served as citywide account director for Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. He is a member of Professional Conference Management Association (PCMA).       Jay Campbell Jay Campbell was named general manager…

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8 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: July 15, 2015

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Kevin Kelly Kevin Kelly was promoted as general manager of the The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. The 261-room luxury resort in Northern California continues Kelly’s tenure with Ritz-Carlton. Previously he was general manager at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and Bal Harbour hotels. Kelly has more than 25 years of hospitality experience. He joined the London…

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