Brian McCartin has been named executive vice president of sales and marketing for the Portland Oregon Visitors Association. McCartin had been general manager of the Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center in Portland and Doubletree Portland Downtown.
Joy Atkinson has been promoted at the Denver Convention Complex to director of sales and marketing. She had been a senior sales manager.
J.J. Gubbins has been named the first CEO in the 25-year history of Euromic, a consortium of destination management companies. Gubbins had spent 25 years with ITT Sheraton, now a division of Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
At the Elliott hotel, scheduled to open in spring in Seattle, Audrey Fan has been named director of group sales. She had been senior convention sales manager at the East King County CVB. Joe LaBreche, formerly an associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers' Hospitality and Leisure Practice in New York, will take on the role of director of corporate sales.
Lilian Wagner has joined The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, as director of sales and marketing. She was formerly with the Park Hyatt hotel in San Francisco, where she held the same position.
Ric Nicholson has been appointed director of sales and marketing at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers, after serving in a similar post at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue (Wash.).