Convention Centers & Bureaus Jan Sharkey, director of meeting services with TEAM Management, a division of SLACK, Inc., has been appointed a member of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation and San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau Customer Advisory Board. Sharkey has been with TEAM Management for 19 years and handles their largest meeting, Digestive Disease Week.
The Athens (GA) Convention & Visitors Bureau has appointed Chuck Jones as director. Jones has more than 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
The Nashville (TN) Convention & Visitors Bureau has named Marianne Akers senior convention sales manager. She will be handling primarily the medical association meeting market. Previously, Akers was national sales manager at the Perdido Beach Resort in Florida.
The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau has promoted Chad Chappell to sales manager with the regional sales office in Washington, DC. He had served as sales coordinator.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale (FL) Convention & Visitors Bureau has promoted Donna Rudolph-Horii to regional director of convention sales. She was previously national convention sales manager.
James Jessie has joined the Portland Oregon Visitors Association as convention sales manager. Previously, he served as convention sales and services manager for the Convention & Visitors Association of Lane County Oregon.
The Greater Columbus (OH) Convention & Visitors Bureau promoted Karri Cecil to convention sales manager. Her former position was convention services manager.
Toni Collins has been selected as director of sales andfor the Tallahassee (FL) Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Collins comes from the Florida Department of Community Affairs, where she worked in the division of housing and community development.
The Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau announced several staff changes. Paul Sienko has been named convention sales manager. Previously, Sienko served as associate territory business manager for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in Waltham, MA. Megan Darling has been promoted to convention sales manager.
The Akron/Summit (OH) Convention & Visitors Bureau and John S. Knight Center have promoted Gregg M. Mervis, who was director of sales, to vice president.
The Greater Springfield (MA) Convention and Visitors Bureau has named Bernadette A. Coyer director of sales. Formerly director of sales at the Holiday Inn Holyoke, Coyer now will focus on large associations.
Hotels and Resorts Bally's Las Vegas has promoted Danielle Babilino to vice president of sales and marketing. She had served as the executive director of sales and marketing.
The Boca Raton (FL) Resort & Club announced two appointments. Victoria C. Brewer has been named director of sales. She joins from Westin Hotels & Resorts, where she served as director of leisure sales. Amy Cohen has been selected as national sales manager, responsible for handling the national association market in Washington, DC. Previously, Cohen was director of sales and marketing for The Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.
The Princess, in Hamilton, Bermuda, has promoted Hal Browne to director of sales and conventions. Browne, a 20-year veteran of The Princess, was most recently rooms division manager.
Phil Mogle has joined Marriott Hotels, Resorts, and Suites as regional director, national accounts, Southeast region. Formerly, he was director of Hyatt Hotels' national sales office in New York. He replaces Patrice Spinner, who is the new regional director of Northeast national accounts.
The Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL has appointed David Gauthier director of sales. Most recently, Gauthier served as director of sales at Hyatt on Printers Row. He replaces Jack Horne, who was promoted to director of marketing.
The Peachtree Executive Conference Center & Resort in Peachtree City, GA, named Dwayne M. Spitzer director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Spitzer was regional director of sales and marketing for Carnival Hotels & Casinos. Also at the Peachtree, Sherry Awbrey has been promoted to national sales manager. Awbrey, who had been sales manager, will now handle pharmaceutical accounts.
Michelle Lewis has been appointed director of sales at L'Auberge de Sedona (AZ). Lewis had served as general manager for Sun Destinations Scottsdale.
John Harper was promoted to associate director of sales at the Grand Hyatt Washington (DC). Harper, who had served in the sales department, will handle association accounts.
The Marriott at Sawgrass Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL has named Andrea Smith director of group sales. She had been director of group sales at the Orlando Airport Marriott.
Bob Wilkinson has been named national sales manager at Florida's Buena Vista Palace Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Village, where his responsibilities will include association sales. Previously, Wilkinson served as sales manager for the Clarion Hotel in Orlando.