Smart Moves in Chicago, Cancun and More

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Ryan Moyer

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Moyer has been promoted to senior sales manager for Gila River Resorts & Casinos. Moyer has been with the Gila River team since 2012, having joined as a sales associate. Before this, he worked with Arizona Grand Resort, where he worked in various managerial roles, including director of front operations, conference services manager and front desk manager.

T. Cahal Mowery, Eric Kincaid and Robert Leff

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T Cahal Mowery (left), Eric Kincaid (middle) and Robert Leff (right)

Mowery is vice president of sales, Kincaid has been promoted to associate vice president of sales and Leff is director of business development and sales strategy for Choose Chicago.

Mowery comes from Visit Denver, where he worked as director of convention sales for the last four years. Before Visit Denver, he worked as director of sales and marketing for JW Marriott Houston and national account executive of convention sales for Visit Houston.

Kincaid’s promotion follows his position as senior director of convention sales. Before joining Choose Chicago in 2021, he was national account director at Destination DC.

Leff most recently worked at Visit Pittsburgh as senior sales director, a position he held for nine years. Leff also worked in leading roles with Gaylord Hotels and Meet Minneapolis, and he also has worked with Hilton Minneapolis, the Hiltons of Chicago and Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport.

Andre Aparicio, Alejandra Vela and Omar Sanchez

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Andre Aparicio (left), Alejandra Vela (middle) and Omar Sanches (right)

Aparicio is hotel manager, Vela is guest experience manager and Sanchez is cluster spa director for Waldorf Astoria Cancun.

Aparicio most recently held the role of director of operations for JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro and W Bogota in Colombia. Before this, he worked as hotel general manager for Falesia Hotel in Portugal and group coordinator for The Leading Hotels of The Word at Vila Sol Spa and Golf Resort in Portugal, where his career began.

Vela comes from the pre-opening and opening team of Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive Resort, where she worked as guest service manager; before this, she was diamond concierge at Moon Palace The Grand—Cancun. Before moving to Cancun, she worked at Moon Palace Jamaica All Inclusive Resort.

Sanchez was also part of Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive Resort’s pre-opening team, as cluster spa director. His spa experience is expansive, having also worked as spa director at Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, corporate spa director with the Oasis Group in Cancun, spa manager at Paradisus Cancun and Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.

Anick Beaulieu and Jacques-Andre Dupont

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Jacques Andre Dupont (left) and Anick Beaulieu (right)

Beaulieu will be promoted to president and CEO and Dupont will be executive chairman of the board for C2 International, creator of global business events, effective Jan. 1, 2023.

Beaulieu previously worked as C2’s vice president of growth and partnerships. Before joining C2’s business development team in 2015, she worked in international real estate for five years. Beaulieu is on the board of Zu, an association for creatives and tech entrepreneurs.

Dupont previously worked as president and CEO for C2. Before joining the Montreal-based organization, Dupont was president of L’Equipe Spectra, Montreal International Jazz Festival, the FrancoFolies de Montreal and Montreal en Lumiere, and executive vice president of Groupe CH and president of X3 Productions.

Vianny Mancebo

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Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomed Mancebo as director of international accounts in convention sales. She comes from Hyatt Regency Miami as senior sales manager. In her nearly 20 years of experience in sales, Mancebo has also worked as group sales manager with Marriott International.

Gordon Taylor III

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Taylor has been promoted to chief sales officer for Destination Cleveland. Taylor joined the team in 2019 as vice president of sales and convention services and has since led Destination Cleveland to secure its largest multiyear booking ever. Before joining Destination Cleveland, Taylor worked as complex director of sales and marketing for Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago.

Lexi Carroll

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Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau in New York named Carroll convention services coordinator. Carroll spent much of her professional career in the wedding industry, having worked with Kate Taylor Weddings & Events in Queensbury, New York, where she worked as assistant coordinator, and Country Meadows Barn in Fort Ann, New York, as wedding coordinator.

Kassie Mueller

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Mueller is Visit Mesa’s associate manager of sales and services. She joins the Arizona-based organization from weframe US, where she worked as its customer success manager. She also worked at Arthroscopy Association of North, where she most recently worked as a meeting planner.

McClinton Heil

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Heil is general manager of hotel operations for Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek. Heil comes to the Denver-based property from Hotel Emblem, Viceroy in San Francisco. Before this, he worked at The Lodge at Sonoma Resort, an Autograph Collection Hotel in California as director of operations, as well as Lido House, an Autograph Collection Hotel in Newport Beach, California, and The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in California.

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