Category Archives: Smart Moves

Smart Moves: January 2008

Kathy Van Vechten was appointed vice president, sales and marketing of Terranea Resort,  slated to open mid-2009 in Palos Verdes, Calif. She was director of marketing for the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. The Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica (Calif.) appointed Ellis O’Connor general manager. He was general manager of Gramercy Park Hotel in New…

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Smart Moves: July 2007

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) appointed Bren Clevenger-Ori, CAE, CMP as chief operating officer. Clevenger-Ori was vice president, program services with Promotional Products Association International,  also located in Dallas. John Cooper was named president and CEO of the Yakima Valley (Wash.) Visitors and Convention Bureau, which also manages the Convention Center. He was president and CEO…

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Smart Moves: June 2007

Laurie Armstrong was named vice president, marketing and communications for the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau. She was previously vice president, public relations for the 1,800-member bureau. Lisa DeCambra-Morrill was named director of sales and marketing for the iconic Royal Hawaiian hotel in Waikiki. She was director of product development, Hawaii luxury, at Classic…

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