Marriott International Inc. has announced the following advancements: Paul Cerula has been named senior vice president, sales, international lodging. Scott Neumayer is now senior vice president, operations, international lodging; and Paul Malcom has been advanced to regional vice president, sales and marketing for continental Europe.
Benchmark Hospitality has promoted Tom O'Shea to senior vice president. O'Shea will be responsible for growth on the West Coast. J. Randal Kolls has been appointed senior vice president from regional vice president. Kolls' duties will include new projects on the East Coast.
Brian A. Winston has been named director of sales and marketing at the Hilton New York and Towers. He joins from the ANA Hotel in San Francisco, where he served as director of marketing.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. has promoted JoAnn Kurtz-Ahlers to vice president, sales and business development for the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, with additional responsibility for catering/conference services, group sales, and U.S. and European international sales offices.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has appointed Randall K. Miller to vice president of national sales, responsible for national accounts programs for group, leisure, and corporate travel.
The director of sales and marketing for the new Loews Philadelphia Hotel, opening in April 2000, is Peter Green.
Loews L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C., has promoted Terence Donnelly to director of sales and marketing, from associate director of sales.
Mary Rispoli has been named director of sales at the Walt Disney world Swan and Dolphin in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has completed the formation of its Global Sales Team, broken into four customer segments: corporate, wholesale, retail, and incentives announced David Van Kalsbeek, senior vice president of sales and marketing. Roberta Rinker-Ludloff, vice president, global sales, will head the team. She has served as vice president of marketing for the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and with ITT Sheraton. The global team also includes Paul Gottwald, vice president, global corporate sales; and J.J. Gubbins, vice president, global incentive sales.
At Walt Disney World Resort, Allison Frohmann-Bolanovich has joined as a sales director, incentive sales, responsible for sales for Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and for incentive group business for the new Disney Cruise Line.
The PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., recently appointed Catherine A. Cumings as its new director of sales and marketing.
Mark Johnson has joined the Embassy Suites Portland (Ore.) Downtown as director of sales, responsible for corporate sales and marketing.
Lauren Kelley has joined the Westin Savannah (Ga.) Harbor Resort as sales manager in its pre-opening office.
The Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va., has promoted Jill Mahoney to director of sales.
Kari J. Lenz and Janene Ohlsen have been named sales managers for Seattle's Kimpton Hotels--The Alexis Hotel, Hotel Monaco, and Hotel Vintage Park. Lenz will handle sales in California and the Southwest. Ohlsen will be responsible for corporate sales for the Midwest and Southeast regions.
Juliet Muir has been named director of sales and marketing at the Sofitel Los Angeles.
PGI (Production Group International), the international events and communications agency, is expanding its European offices to Paris and has appointed Stephen Cardinale as general manager, Europe, based in the Paris office. PGI has also appointed Kathy "KP" Papadimitriou senior vice president, Europe. She will be based in London. In PGI's New York City office, Mark Leiss has joined as regional vice president, sales.