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Event Makers


Middletown - Candy Iannucci-Guay has joined the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau as the Director of National Accounts for the SMERF markets.



Baltimore - Monica Lewis has started as the new Director of Communications, Office of the President - Baltimore City Council, City of Baltimore.



Woodland Park - RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation has promoted Ray Gallagher to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.



Allentown - Discover Lehigh Valley has promoted Bree Nidds to the position of Chief Operating Officer.


Exton - Iron Hill Brewery announced that Kathryn Henderson will be their new Chief Operating Officer. Kathryn climbed the ranks of the industry in the Sullivan's Restaurant Group and worked with McCormick & Schmick's Seafood and Steaks, Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, and Rosa Mexicano.


Harrisburg - The Pennsylvania Bar Association has appointed Angela Hess as their new Meetings Coordinator.


Lansdale - Flik Hospitality Group has hired Wendy Sutowski as their new Hospitality and Marketing Director.


Media - Jill Kaplan has started a new position as Senior Operations Manager at BCD Meetings & Events.


Philadelphia - Hersha Hospitality Management has named Anthony Stagliano, Jr. as their new Regional Director of Sales and Marketing.

Philadelphia - Center City District (CCD) has announced their current Vice President for Parks and Public Realm, Prema Katari Gupta, will become CCD’s President and CEO, effective January 2024. For the balance of 2023, Prema will continue in her roles as VP of Parks and Public Realm and Executive Director of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation as she builds her experience with all other aspects of CCD’s programs.


Philadelphia - Comcast Spectacor has promoted Valerie Camillo to President and CEO of Spectacor Sports and Entertainment after almost four years as president of the Wells Fargo Center and business operations for the Philadelphia Flyers. In this new role, Valerie will continue to oversee the Wells Fargo Center and business operations for the Flyers but also will lead the Philadelphia Wings lacrosse team, the Maine Mariners of the ECHL, and Spectacor Events and Entertainment. Valerie will remain in charge of the $350-million transformation project at the Wells Fargo Center and is also overseeing development of a new mixed-use facility at the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, which replaced Comcast Spectacor's previous plans to build an esports arena at the site.


Philadelphia - Woodmere Art Museum announced recent director-level appointments. Amy Ferracci has joined the Museum as Director of Marketing & Communications, and Lily Williams has accepted the Director of Development position. Amy brings many years of experience, including consulting for The Fabric Workshop and Museum and holding the Director of Marketing & Public Relations role at the Michener Art Museum. Lily has previously held development positions at museums and cultural organizations throughout the region, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnes Foundation, and Penn Museum.


Philadelphia - Carly Martinez has been promoted to Event Planner at Roberts Event Group, A Hosts Global Member.


Tannersville - Camelback Resort, managed by KSL Resorts, has named David Makarsky as its new Managing Director. In this new position, David takes over all management for the 560-acre resort. Also, Camelback Resort has hired Angela Lustig as their new Director of Sales.


Wayne - Gulph Creek Hotels has announced that Mike Slivka is their new Regional Vice President, Operations.

Wayne - Eric Allen has been named Director of Events for Events by Renee.



Providence - GoProvidence has hired Alana O’Hare as Senior Director, Tourism Improvement District.



- Destination DC announced key promotions at the executive team level. Robin A. McClain is now Chief Marketing Officer; Theresa Belpulsi is Senior Vice President, Tourism, Sports, Visitor Services; and Melissa A. Riley is Senior Vice President, Convention Sales and Services. Additionally, Rico Ashab has been promoted to Chief of Staff to Elliott L. Ferguson II, President and CEO.


- The U.S. Travel Association announced the election of Chris Nassetta, President and CEO of Hilton, as National Chair, leading the association’s executive board and board of delegates, and working with U.S. Travel Association leadership to advance its mission to increase travel to and within the USA. Also, association veteran Ellen Davis has joined the organization as Executive Vice President of Business Strategy and Industry Engagement.


- American Clean Power has announced that Marty MacKay has been named their new Vice President of Conferences & Education.

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