Movers & Shakers - Suppliers
Michael K. Krouse, CMP, CHME, CASE, President and CEO of the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, received the Tourism Advocacy Industry Leader award from California Travel Association (Cal Travel), which advocates on issues and legislation that affects the industry in the state.
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority of the District of Columbia, announced the hiring of Stacey Knoppel as director of convention management at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. In this role, Knoppel will oversee the organization of conventions services through the coordination with show management, service partners and internal teams.
Kylie Kendall has been appointed to convention services manager for Visit Wichita. In this role, she will assist the sales team in ensuring events are a success. Kendall will be the main point of contact for corporate event planners and association officials.
Kendra P. Clough has been appointed director of conference services for the Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. The Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property opened in August.
Located in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, The Dominick announced the newest appointment of Marianna Di Franca as the director of catering & conference services.
Visit Anaheim announced the creation of a new convention sales manager position that focuses on mid-sized conventions. This addition allows the entire Visit Anaheim team to devote additional time to assist customers and fully understand their business needs.
InterContinental San Diego announced the completion of its executive committee appointments prior to the hotel’s official opening on August 28, 2018. David Hall will be leading the team of seasoned hoteliers for the hotel as general manager.
The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) welcomed Nancy Walker as the new vice president of sales and marketing.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside announced the appointments of Sarah Wexler as the new director of events and catering for the 1,622-room property. Wexler joins the hotel’s new Executive Chef Mark Quitney in leading food and beverage services and building on the success of the hotel’s meetings and events program.