R.J. (Jim) Henderson has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing at the Anchorage (AK) Convention & Visitors Bureau. He had been director of convention sales.

At the Charlotte (NC) Convention & Visitors Bureau, John Wilusz is the new vice president of convention sales. He was formerly senior vice president, sales and marketing for WorldTravel Trade Shows & Conventions in Dallas.

Teresa Bender and Andrea Ellis were named corporate sales managers at the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau (NOMCVB). Bender was previously corporate sales manager for the Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome in New Orleans; Ellis was convention sales assistant at NOMCVB.

Boyd Christenson has been appointed the first exclusive U.S. sales representative for the Adelaide (Australia) Convention Centre. He is the former U.S. sales manager for the Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Christenson will continue to be based in St. Paul, MN.

Naohiko Sasaki has joined the Japan National Tourist Organization's New York office as director. He had been involved with transport and tourism policy at Japan's Ministry of Transport in Tokyo.