HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS Thomas R. Schedler, CAE, has been appointed executive director of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, based in Park Ridge, IL. Most recently, Schedler was president of Schedler and Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in association management issues. He has also served as the CEO of the American Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
Carolyn Keen Lewis has been appointed director of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Washington, DC. She was previously program director and senior administrator for the Center.
CONVENTION CENTERS & BUREAUS Christine Shimasaki, formerly director of sales, convention facilities, at the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been named vice president of sales andfor the San Diego Convention Center. Also moving from the bureau to the center is Kevin Kamenzind, formerly national sales manager, convention facilities, who has been promoted to director of sales, citywide conventions.
Jean-Pierre Fonteneau has been named executive director of the Nice (France) Acropolis Convention and Exhibition Centre. He had been director of the Toulon (France) Congres Center.
Bruce Redor is the new head of the Lyon Congres, the convention branch of the Greater Lyon Tourist Office. Redor had been director of the Congress andDepartment at EuroDisney.
Tammy Halsted was recently appointed national convention sales manager at the Tampa/Hillsborough (FL) Convention and Visitors Bureau. Halsted is responsible for the national and state association markets. She was previously the director of sales for Adam's Mark Hotel in Houston.
HOTELS AND RESORTS Mike Dimond, CHSE, senior vice president of marketing, Opryland Hospitality & Attractions Group, was inducted into the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International's Hall of Fame during its annual meeting in April. Dimond is only the 35th individual to receive this honor, which was created in 1968.
Jane Maine de Biran was appointed director of sales for the Caravel Management Company, responsible for sales in the USA for the following properties: Hotel Le Bristol in Paris; Brenner's Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden Baden, Germany; Park Hotel Vitznau (Switzerland); Le Chateau du Domaine St. Martin in Vence, France; and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France.
Maine de Biran, who will be based in New York, had been a sales and marketing consultant for Solamar, an Italian management company specializing in villas and hotels worldwide.
Gratien Kruczek has returned to Princess Hotels International as managing director of Pemberton Princess Hotels (Glitter Bay and Royal Pavilion) in Barbados. He first joined Princess in 1988 as regional vice president and general manager of the Scottsdale (AZ) Princess. Most recently, he was managing director at the Loews Monte Carlo Hotel in Monaco.
Conrad International has appointed Theresa Choo director of sales and marketing for the Conrad International Singapore hotel. She had been director of international sales for Shangri-La Hotels.
Adrian Van Haaften has joined the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island, Hawaii, as director of sales and marketing. He had been director of sales and marketing for the Pan Pacific Hotel San Francisco.
Brian Moodie has joined Royal Garden Resorts Group as vice president, sales and marketing. The group of Thai properties includes The Marriott Royal Garden Riverside Hotel Bangkok, Royal Garden Village and Royal Garden Resort in Hua Hin; and the Royal Garden Resort, Pattaya. Projects are also under way in Phuket, Thailand and Cambodia and Vietnam. Moodie had been director of marketing for The Regent Bangkok.
The ANA Hotel San Francisco appointed Brian Winston director of marketing. Winston had been vice president of sales for Boston's World Trade Center, orchestrating the pre-opening marketing strategies for the center's 415-room hotel, opening in 1998.
Dave Swift was named director of sales and marketing at the Westward Look Resort in Tucson. Swift had been director of sales and marketing for Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa.
The Boston Marriott Copley Place has appointed Dave Keamy director of marketing. Keamy, a 15-year Marriott veteran, had been director of marketing at Boston's Marriott Long Wharf.
The Seattle Sheraton Hotel & Towers has named Doug Collins director of sales and marketing. He was formerly director of sales at the Sheraton Boston Hotel & Towers.
Diane Niblock was appointed director of sales and marketing at the Radisson Marque, Winston-Salem (NC). Niblock had been convention sales manager at the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Kaleigh Grover was named national sales manager at The Registry Resort in Naples, FL.