The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) has elected Connie S. Cape to serve as the organization's voluntary chairwoman of the board of directors for 2000-01. Her term began on June 1, 2000. Previously Cape was vice president and chief financial officer of Hutzel Hospital in Detroit, Mich.
HEALTH CARE Nancy Dickey, MD, has been named editor-in-chief of Medem, the San Francisco-based e-health network of seven major medical societies. Dickey is the former president of the American Medical Association.
Ralph Johnson has been named executive director of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Society in Denver. Previously, he served as executive director for the Society for American Archaeology in Washington, D.C.
American Dental Association Business Enterprises Inc. in Chicago has named James H. Sweeney CEO. Sweeney, a 20-year ADA veteran, formerly served as ADA's group associate executive director, business, technical, and meeting services. ADA Business Enterprises Inc. is the merged body of the organization's three for-profit entities: financial services, publishing, and e-commerce. Sweeney had served as interim CEO since December, and in that capacity, managed the recent merger.
ProCom International in Parsippany, N.J., a medical education unit of communications company CommonHealth, has announced two appointments. Randi Schayowitz has joined as senior vice president, professional relations. She most recently served at Cytogen Corporation as director,communications. She has also served as executive director of CHEMOcare, developing educational and support programs for oncology patients and their families. Judi Ingram has been promoted to director, meeting planning. Before joining ProCom in 1998, Ingram was a meeting planner at Knoll Pharmaceutical company.
ASSOCIATIONS The American Society of Association Executives in Washington, D.C., has named Stephen W. Parsons
director, Information Central. Parsons responsibilities include handling seminar and convention registration, as well as other member services. Parsons joins from the American Psychiatric Association, also in Washington, D.C., where he was director of customer services.
HOTELS Kea Lani Hotel in Wailea, Maui, announced the promotion of Lesli Farry to director of group sales from her previous position as West Coast group sales manager, based in Northern California. Prior to joining the Kea Lani group, Farry was senior national accounts manager for Westin Hotels and Resorts.
The Renaissance Chicago Hotel announced the appointment of Tom Ernsting to director of marketing. Ernsting comes to the Renaissance Chicago Hotel from the Marriott National Account Office in Rosemont, Ill., where he was director of intermediary marketing.
Michael Murphy has been named director of sales and marketing at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld. He was formerly director of insurance sales for Marriott National Accounts and director of national accounts at Renaissance Hotels International.
The Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center--Rockville, a new facility in Rockville, Md., announced the appointment of Kristin Yauch to executive meeting center director. Yauch was previously the assistant director of conference and event services for The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAUS The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Ltd. has appointed Monique Yeung as marketing and sales deputy manager. She was previously an assistant manager of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Bureau, Hong Kong Tourist Association.
The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau announced the promotion of Deborah Sexton to executive vice president. Sexton, who has been with the CCTB for six years, was formerly the bureau's vice president of sales and services. The CCTB has also hired Nancy O'Brien as director of sales and Jennifer Phillips as sales representative. O'Brien most recently served as account director for the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Phillips has joined the CCTB's Eastern Regional Sales Office in Washington, D.C. She was most recently with PlanNet, a full-service meeting and conference management company in McLean, Va.
Dan Mobley, president of the Washington, D. C. Con vention and Visitors Association, has resigned his position. He had been with the CVA for 10 years and was instrumental in the development of the city's new convention center. No successor has yet been chosen; a search is being conducted.