Health Care Sharon Cordry-Hutinett has been promoted to exhibit manager at the American Academy of Family Physicians in Kansas City, Mo. A 17-year veteran of the Academy, Cordry-Hutinett most recently served as administrative assistant to the convention manager.
The American College of Cardiology in Bethesda, Md., has appointed Christine W. McEntee executive vice president. Formerly, she served with the American Hospital Association in Chicago for 12 years, most recently as executive vice president.
Donald S. Nelinson, Phd, has been promoted to vice president, educational services, at Impact Communications, Inc., in New York City. He still holds his previous title of director of continuing medical education services.
Convention Centers & Bureaus Michael J. Reynolds has been named national sales manager for the Atlantic City (N.J.) Convention & Visitors Authority. Reynolds, who will handle the association market in the Greater Washington, D.C., area, most recently served as national circulation sales manager for the hotel division of News America Publishing in Radnor, Pa.
The Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, Calif., has announced two appointments. Debbie Megna has been promoted to executive director. She had been vice president of sales. Anne Nisbet has joined as sales manager, responsible for association accounts. Most recently, she served as sales manager for the Sheraton in Industry Hills, Calif.
The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau has named Christine Wise director of convention sales and services. She previously served as director of convention and sports marketing for the Tulsa (Okla.) Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Hotels & Travel The Holiday Inn Four Seasons/Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C., has named Vicki Hiatt national sales manager. Previously, she was national sales manager with the Clarion Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla.
Anne McCarthy has been named director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta. She joins from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, where she was director of marketing.
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, scheduled to open in late summer 1999, has named Scott Russell director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Russell served as director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta.
The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Marina Marriott announces two appointments: Christopher Bielski has been named director of marketing. He joins from the Dearborn Inn Marriott in Dearborn, Mich., where he was director of marketing. Jay Marsella has joined as director of group sales. He comes from the Nashville (Tenn.) Airport Marriott.
Terri Benich has been promoted to director of marketing for the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale in Arizona. She had been director of sales.
The Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, Calif., has announced two appointments: Daniel Dolan has been promoted to director of sales and marketing. Jason Johnson has been named director of sales. Both had formerly been sales managers.
T. Sean Mullen has been named director of sales for Deerhurst Resort in the Muskoka Lakes Region of Ontario, Canada. Mullen, who will be based at the resort's new sales office in Toronto, previously served as senior sales manager with the Hilton at Cherry Hill, in New Jersey.
The Memphis Marriott has announced three appointments. Gary Griggs has joined as director of hotel sales. Most recently, he served as director of sales at the Lodge of Four Seasons Golf Resort and Spa in Lake Ozark, Mo. Donna Pope has been named director of group sales. She joins from the Peabody Hotel, also in Memphis, where she was regional sales manager. Mark F. Weiner is the new senior sales manager. He had been convention sales manager at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Loews Hotels in New York City has named Michele Miller director of sales, Mid-Atlantic region. Miller, who will be based in Washington, D.C., joins from Charles Place, Orient-Express Hotels, in Charleston, S.C., where she served as national sales manager.>
Dawn Young has been promoted to associate director of sales at Swissotel Chicago. She was previously senior sales manager.
The Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu has announced two appointments. Shirley Yamamoto has been promoted to director of convention services. A 23-year Sheraton Waikiki veteran, she had been convention service manager. Assuming her former position is Alan Kinuhata, who had been Japanese service assistant manager.
Keith Hymel has been named managing director of a Hilton Worldwide sales office and Hilton Direct headquarters office, both in Dallas. He previously served with Hilton in Chicago as managing director of sales--Midwest region.
Meeting Services Brian Jones has joined McGettigan Partners in Philadelphia as director, business development, Eastern Customer Business Unit. He had been based in New York City, serving as managing director of sales for Hilton Sales Worldwide .*