Craig Jacobs has been appointed director of sales andat the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, Calif. He had served as vice president, western region, for the Plasencia Group, a hotel transactions and consulting company.
Abbey Group Resorts in Lake Geneva, Wis., has named Joseph M. Millenbach sales manager. Millenbach will handle the insurance market. He most recently served as corporate account executive for Radisson Hotel Metrodome in Minneapolis.
Tom LaVaccare has joined The Westin Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla., as director of incentive and insurance sales, responsible for the Midwest region. A 12-year hospitality industry veteran, LaVaccare most recently served as assistant director of sales and marketing at the Peachtree Executive Conference Center and Resort in Atlanta.
Omni Hotels has promoted Diana Voto to national director of sales. Voto, who will be based in the New York office, most recently served as national sales manager.
Geoff Chesire has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing for Millennium Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in London. Chesire most recently served as senior vice president of U.K. and international sales for Forte Hotels.
The Atlanta Marriott Marquis recently named Mark Vaughan director of marketing. A 14-year veteran of Marriott, Vaughan joins from the Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Marina Marriott, where he was director of marketing.
The Westin Rio Mar Beach in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, has appointed Dan O'Byrne director of marketing and sales. He will be based in the new Orlando regional sales office. O'Byrne is a former Rio Mar staffer, having served on the pre- and post-opening sales teams. Most recently, he worked with Ernst & Young Real Estate Group, where he was a consultant to the hospitality industry. The resort also named Tara Shannon national sales manager. She will be based in New York City and will cover the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania markets. She previously was national account director for corporate and incentive groups at ITT Sheraton.
The White Oaks Conference Center in Charlotte, N.C., has named Debbie Emore Taylor director of sales and marketing. Formerly, she served as account executive in the audiovisual group of Caribiner company in Charlotte, N.C.
The Sheraton Biscayne Bay in Miami has named David H. Krech director of group sales. He formerly served as senior sales manager with the Westin Miami.
Walt Eatman has been named southeast regional sales manager for Marriott Bay Point Resort Village in Panama City Beach, Fla. Eatman will be based in Atlanta, responsible for corporate and incentive clients. He most recently served as regional sales director at Marriott Frenchman's Reef in St. Thomas.
The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale (Ariz.) has promoted Jennifer Farrell to meeting connections manager. She had served as public relations coordinator.
Hawaiian Airlines has appointed Gary J. Serafini to the new position of regional manager of group sales. Serafini, who will be based in Chicago, most recently served as regional manager for sales for Princess Hotels International.