Healthcare Organizations The Board of Governors of the American College of Health Care Administrators in Alexandria, VA, has named Karen S. Tucker, CAE, as executive vice president. Tucker had served as first deputy/deputy executive director, membership and marketing with the American Nurses Association in Washington, DC.

Gary B. Shaw has been appointed director of corporate relations and convention services for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists in Chicago. Previously, he was director of meetings for Bostrom Corporation, also in Chicago, where he was primarily responsible for the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Convention Centers & Bureaus Judi Taliaferro has been promoted to director of convention services at the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. She had been convention sales manager.

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau has named Noreen Frye director of convention services. Previously, Frye served as meetings and conventions marketing manager with the Arlington (VA) Convention & Visitors Service.

Colleen James has joined the Fresno (CA) Convention & Visitors Bureau as convention sales manager, where she will be primarily responsible for marketing to state associations. She had been convention services manager with ICN Pharmaceuticals in Orange County, CA.

Barbara Maurer has been promoted to marketing director for the U.S. and Can-ada at the German Convention Bureau in New York. She had been administrative assistant.

Tonya R. Martin has joined the Greens- boro Area (NC) Convention & Visitors Bureau as national sales manager. She had served at the Holiday Inn Four Seasons Hotel and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center as sales manager.

Hotels and Resorts Paul Hanley has been appointed president of Regent International Hotels, following the company's acquisition by Carlson Hospitality Worldwide. Hanley previously served as executive vice president of Radisson Hotels Worldwide.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts has promoted Cynthia Goldsmith to director of sales for the Fort Lauderdale (FL) Marina Marriott. Goldsmith, a nine-year veteran of Marriott, joins from the Marriott national accounts office in Los Angeles, where she was national sales manager.

Jimmy Stewart has been named director of sales and marketing at Palm Coast (FL) Resort. Previously, he was director of sales and marketing with the Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, CA.

Park Plaza International Hotels and Resorts, in Scottsdale, AZ, has appointed Paul T. Carolan senior vice president, sales and marketing. Formerly, Carolan was based in Los Angeles, where he served as vice president, sales and marketing for the Japanese-owned ANA Hotels (USA), Inc.

The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI has appointed Jeanne M. Koehn as corporate sales manager. Her responsibilities will include medical and pharmaceutical accounts. Koehn has 15 years experience in sales support positions with printing and signage companies.

Hotel Sofitel North America has announced two staff changes. Tabby Farsi has joined the Hotel Sofitel Miami as director of sales and marketing. She was assistant director of sales at the Omni Richmond (VA) hotel. Lisa Kiehl has been named director of sales and marketing for the Sofitel Minneapolis. Most recently, she worked for the Marquette Hotel, also in Minneapolis, as director of sales and marketing.

Rosemary Dahri has been named director of national sales, responsible for group business, at the Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino in San Juan, PR. Dahri will be based in the New York regional office in Cherry Hill, NJ. She was formerly district sales manager for the Robard Corporation in Mount Laurel, NJ, where she sold nutritional supplements to the medical community.

The Hermosa Inn and Royal Palms hotels in Phoenix have named Jo Axelrod director of sales. She was previously executive director of group and incentive sales for Club Med, Inc., based in its regional office in Scottsdale.

Dusit-Kempinski Hotels' has named Jodi Dell Leblanc sales manager. Leblanc, formerly director of sales and marketing for the Hotel Golden Tulip St. Honore in Paris, will be based in the international sales office in New York. Her responsibilities will include New York pharmaceutical companies.

Marie Long has joined the Capitol Plaza Hotel, soon to be rebranded as the Doubletree Hotel-Tallahassee (FL), as director of sales and marketing. She comes from the Ramada Inn Tallahassee, where she was director of sales and marketing.

Meeting Services Ulla Buchner-Howard, CMP, has launched a new company, UBH International Services, Inc., in New York City, specializing in global event management and consultation. Formerly, she was director of corporate services with Daimler-Benz (Mercedes-Benz) in New York.