Sue Ann Capizzi, MBA, has been named chief operating officer, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Deerfield, IL. She was previously president of the National Center for Advanced Medical Edu cation in Chicago and is a past executive of the Accreditation Council for CME.
Edwin P. Czopek, CPA, has been appointed vice president, decision support group, for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) in Chicago. Czopek, who will be responsible for implementing HFMA's information technology plan, previously served as the associate executive director, operations and business, for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Rosemont, IL, where his responsibilities included meeting planning.
Convention Centers & Bureaus Laure Mouton has been elected president of the Association Internationale Des Palais De Congres (AIPC). She is executive director/Congres & Exhibitions at the Palais de Congres de Paris.
The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau has promoted Tom Noonan to vice president, eastern region. He had been director of sales, and will remain based at the bureau's Washington, DC, office.
The Greater Columbus (OH) Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced two appointments. Joseph Marinelli has been named vice president of sales and marketing. He joins from Charlotte, NC, where he was director of sales and marketing at The Westin Hotel. Karri Cecil Schildmeyer has been promoted to national sales manager. She had been sales manager.
The Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau has named Michael D. Tarr director of national accounts. Tarr, who will be based in Chicago, was formerly national accounts manager with the national sales office of Westin Hotels & Resorts.
The Atlantic City (NJ) Convention & Visitors Authority has named Joseph C. DiGirolamo national sales manager. He had been vice president of operations and sales with Accommodations Express, a national reservations center in Ocean City, NJ.
Barbara Bogdanski has been named national sales manager for the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau. Bogdanski, who will be based in the bureau's Washington, DC, office, previously served as associate director of sales at the Holiday Inn on The Hill, also in Washington, DC.
The Palm Springs (CA) Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Bureau has promoted Angela Boardman to convention services manager. She had served as administrative assistant to the vice president/sales.
Hotels and Travel The Welk Resort Center in San Diego has named Jeanette Eddery director of sales and marketing. She had been director of sales with the Horton Grand Hotel, also in San Diego.
Kalani Nakoa has been promoted to director of group sales at The Westin Maui in Lahaina, HI. He had been national sales manager.
Oliver Bonke has joined the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford, NJ, as director of sales and marketing. He was previously director of sales and marketing with the Sheraton Key West in Florida.
Sam Winterbottom has been promoted to interim president, franchise division, ITT Sheraton Corporation in Boston. He was previously vice president, Sheraton Franchise Corporation, and director, sales and franchising.
Gus Vonderheide has joined the Grand Hyatt Washington (DC) as director of sales and marketing. He was previously director of sales with the Hyatt Regency Dearborn (MI).
Uton Bright has been appointed director of sales and marketing for Swept Away Resort in Negril, Jamaica. He had been director of sales for Harbour Village Beach Resort in Bonaire.
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina has promoted Larry Kaufman to director of sales and marketing. He had been director of sales. Assuming his former position is John Dean, whojoins from the Sheraton El Conquistador Resort and Country Club in Tucson, where he had been national sales manager.
Phil Anderson has been appointed director of sales and marketing for Abbey Group Resorts in Lake Geneva, WI. Anderson will handle The Abbey Resort & Fontana Spa, the Interlaken Resort and Country Spa, and The Inns of Geneva National. Most recently, he had served as director of sales and marketing for The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort in Longboat Key, FL.
The Hotel Sofitel Washington, DC, has promoted Maria Brussescu to director of sales. She had been sales manager.