JOHN G. REYES, vice president of sales at the San Diego CVB since 1997, has been hired as the president of the Jacksonville & the Beaches CVB. He fills the vacancy left by former CEO Kitty Ratcliffe, now executive vice president of the New Orleans Metropolitan CVB.

David Labarre is the new director of the Professional Convention Management Association's Education Foundation. He had been president of the Wally Foundation, which provides financial assistance to families affected by breast cancer.

Amy Ledoux was appointed vice president of meetings and expositions for the American Society of Association Executives and the Center for Association Leadership, based in Washington, D.C. Ledoux, had been a consultant for ASAE.

Charles W. Allen has launched the C.W. Allen Group, Birmingham, Ala., with offices in Illinois, California, and Florida. Its several subsidiaries include one focusing on sponsorship sales, one on professional sales training, and a third offering educational and motivational speaking. Allen founded American Exhibition Services, which he sold last year.