Alan F. Reichbart has been appointed director of sales at the Pierre New York, a Four Seasons Hotel. He will oversee direct sales activities of the staff, and be directly responsible for managing group business from the Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco markets.
At Kiawah Island Resorts, Kiawah Island, S.C., Michael Sonka has been named director of incentive sales, focusing on the Midwest and West Coast. Sonka was previously with the Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, Calif., where he was senior sales manager.
Kathy Hogan has joined the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando as a senior account executive, focusing primarily on Texas and the Northeast. Before joining the convention center staff, Hogan had been assistant director of sales with Sheraton World Resort.
At the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Beach Club, Georgette George has been named senior sales manager. She will serve the insurance and finance markets in the Northeast. George most recently was senior sales manager for the Austin Marriott North, in Austin, Texas.
Carol Maldonado has been appointed national sales manager at Boca Raton (Fla.) Resort & Club. She joins the resort from Wyndham Bel Age in West Hollywood, Calif., where she was sales manager.
Janine Cicchino has been appointed director of sales at The Claridge Hotel in Chicago. Cicchino most recently served as the director of sales for the Ambassador West, also in Chicago.
At the Baton Rouge (La.) Convention and Visitors Bureau, Paul Arrigo has been named president and CEO. Arrigo had been the bureau's vice president of sales and marketing.
Prestige Resorts & Destinations Ltd. has recently opened a new sales office in Scottsdale, Ariz. It has hired Mary Menard to serve as western regional director of sales. Prior to joining Prestige, Menard had been the senior manager of global development for Meeting Professionals International.
At The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., Michael J. Dimond has rejoined the sales team after a 10-year absence. He is the new senior vice president of marketing. Most recently, Dimond operated his own company, Dimond Marketing Group.
Jill Schvaneveldt has been promoted to senior sales manager at Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Schvaneveldt will oversee sales efforts in the Midwest and Canada.
At the Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Candace Bengtson has been promoted to director of sales and marketing. Bengtson lists the Insurance Conference Planners Association among her industry affiliations.
Meeting Professionals International, Dallas, has appointed Michael W. Tucker as chief operating officer. Tucker will oversee staff operations and administrative functions of the nearly 20,000-member global association. He most recently served as managing partner and owner of MTA Partners, Plano, Texas, an executive search firm for the healthcare industry.
At PRA Destination Management, Terrie Thurston has been named president, and Lenny Zilz vice president of business development for PRA Santa Barbara (Calif.). PRA Destination Management Inc. is a franchisor of destination management companies throughout North America.
Heidi Edinger, CMP, will join Meetings & Events USA, a full-service meeting and event planning company based in Chicago, as vice president of sales and marketing. Edinger lists Insurance Conference Planners Association among her industry affiliations. She currently serves as president for the Chicago Chapter of Meeting Professionals International.
Kathleen Cal-Manani has been named director of sales for the 400-room Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort, scheduled to open late this year in Sunny Isles, Fla. She is the former director of sales at the Sheraton Bal Harbour in Miami.