Event Makers

ARIZONA
Phoenix - Belinda Harvey has been named, Event Manager, Marketing Services for W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. in the Medical Product Division and is based in Chadds Ford, PA.
 
MARYLAND
Ocean City - Judy Wilbur has been named as Market Director of Sales for Real Hospitality Group's Delmarva beach properties. 
 
NEW JERSEY
Haddonfield – The Partnership for Haddonfield’s has named Michael Marciante as their new Executive Director. The Partnership for Haddonfield is the management corporation for Haddonfield's Business Improvement District.
 
Michael brings a background of event production, marketing and communication management and being proactive in fostering positive relationships with the Downtown Haddonfield businesses and community leaders.
 
PENNSYLVANIA
King of Prussia -  After almost two years of overcoming obstacles, the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board announced a few staff promotions. “Through challenges, it’s always so encouraging to see great leaders step up, and that calls for acknowledging the amazing employees at the VFTCB,” said Mike Bowman, President & CEO. Rachel Riley has been promoted to Associate Vice President of Communications, Justine Garbarino moves up to Associate Vice President of Marketing and Emily Keel has been promoted to Content Coordinator.

Blue Bell - Christine Jusino has been named Director of Corporate Sales for Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center.

 
Philadelphia - Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia recently named Beth Koenig as Events Sales Manager. Beth joins Live! from Schulson Collective, where she served as director of events and has extensive events experience in the Philadelphia area, holding positions at Starr Catering Group, Garces Events, Catering by Design, and Feast Your Eyes Catering.
 
Philadelphia - Emily Nichols has joined Marketplace PHL, the private partner with the City of Philadelphia of the PHL Food & Shops program within the Philadelphia International Airport as Assistant General Manager
 
Philadelphia - Danielle Fisher has been named, Catering Sales Manager for the Garces Group at the Kimmel Center.
 
Philadelphia - The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that Nik Pereira will join the organization as Vice President of Sales. A 20-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Nik will lead the sales team in achieving the organization’s meeting and convention booking goals through strategic planning and client relationship building.
Also, at PHLCVB, Brian Lafferty has been named as the new Partnership Specialist and Michelle Davis has been appointed Digital Media Specialist.
 
Wayne - Gulph Creek Hotels has named Mahim Sharma as its Regional Vice President of Operations. In this new role, Mahim will provide guidance and support for the Operations teams in the New Jersey, New York, and Florida regions. 
 
Mary-Ann Urbanovich, MS, CMP-HC, and Heather Seasholtz, CMP, DES, have won the prestigious Events Industry Council (EIC) 2021 Global Award for Adaptation and Innovation for the PCA course that is presented as a 3-hour webinar to prepare meeting industry personnel to function under pandemic protocols and restrictions.
 
Mary-Ann is a Meeting Planner in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector; Heather is the Director, Americas Operations, Drug Information Association (DIA)
 
VIRGINIA
Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau announced its selections for two premier leadership positions. Nancy Helman is the new Director and Lauren Townsend was named Vice-President of Marketing and Communications.
 
WASHINGTON, DC
Teneo Hospitality Group has named veteran hotel and group meetings sales executive Scott White as Director of Sales.  As a part of Teneo’s Washington, DC office, Scott will support the company’s efforts to serve the vital association and corporate meetings market in the Mid-Atlantic region.