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Amy Riley

Riley is director of group sales for Dreamscape Companies in Las Vegas. Riley was formerly senior director of business development for Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Before that, she worked as director of sales for Caesars Palace and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. She is engaged in a long list of organizations, including Meeting Professionals International, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence and Incentive Research Foundation.

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Chris Hague

HotelAve appointed Hague chief operating officer. Previously, Hague worked as senior vice president of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, which he joined through a merger with LaSalle Hotel Properties, where he worked as vice president of asset management. Hague is former president of the New England Chapter of Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals and is a member of Hospitality Asset Managers Association and Westin Advisory Board.

Vibeke Sansone

Sansone is director of sales and marketing for JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa. Sansone’s career began with JW Marriott Century City, Los Angeles, as director of national accounts. She’s worked in sales leadership roles for other Marriott properties, including The Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance in Los Angeles, New York City, Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean. She recently worked as director of sales and marketing at Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in Florida.

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Bryan Woody

Woody is general manager for Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection, in Telluride, Colorado. Before joining Madeline, Woody was general manager of Spring Place, a professional collaborative workshop New York City. He also worked as area general manager for Morgans Hotel Group; and before that, as assistant director of F&B at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park.

Carolyn Rebeck Allen

Auberge Resorts Collection named Allen area director of leisure sales, East Coast. Allen has worked with Lake Austin in Dallas as senior sales manager. She’s also worked as director of travel industry relations for Atelier Group and at luxury properties for Omni Hotels and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

Savannah Tirey

Tirey is director of marketing and public relations for Ridgeland Tourism in Mississippi. The last four years saw Tirey working as public relations specialist for Mississippi Development Authority. Before this, she worked at Mississippi Energy Institute as communications manager.

Rose Caple

Caple has been promoted to visitor center manager for Louisville Tourism. Caple has been with the DMO since 2011, having worked in the Louisville Visitor Center, destination services and tourism development departments. Caple is heavily involved in the community, in organizations such as Young Professionals Association of Louisville, Leadership Louisville and Kentucky Travel Industry Association; she is treasurer of Kentuckiana Association for Volunteer Administration.