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Event Makers



Wilmington - Kelly-Ayn McKay has been promoted to Associate Director, Special Events at Nemours.




Baltimore - Up to Par Management welcomed Michael Troyner as the new General Manager of Sparrows Point Country Club.


Rockville - Arch Amenities Group, a full-service global provider of wellness, amenity and meeting services for commercial and residential properties, hotels and private clubs, announced the appointment of Whitney Smith Cripe as their new Chief Marketing Officer.




New York City - NoMo SoHo has announced Patrick Lacassagne as the hotel’s new General Manager.




Aston - Justin Covington has been named Vice President of Eventions Productions.


Bethlehem - David Schweiger has an expanded role at Northampton Community College, accepting the position of Director of Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Sport Management.


Blue Bell - Hansen Properties has hired Elizabeth Rio as their new Corporate Event Manager for Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center and the Blue Bell Country Club.


King of Prussia - Melissa Esplen has been named Senior Manager, Meetings & Events for BeiGene and is working remotely. Lancaster - The Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square has hired Mara Sultan as Sales Manager.


Lehigh Valley - Amy Howe has been named Regional Catering Sales & Accounts Manager, Greater Lehigh Valley at Wawa, Inc.


Lehigh Valley - Dan Moyer has been appointed Executive Director of the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealership Association.


Philadelphia - Claire Smith has been promoted to Catering Sales Director at the Garces Group.


Philadelphia - Jhona Ireland has been promoted to Event Sales Manager for Center City District.


Philadelphia – Hersha Hospitality hired Andrew Cifa as their Area Director of Sales, Marketing & Events for the Westin Philadelphia and The Rittenhouse Hotel.


Philadelphia - Alethia Calbeck has been named Chief Communications Officer at Visit Philadelphia.


Philadelphia - Elisabeth Aulepp has been promoted to Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement for the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. In this new role, Elisabeth will plan and coordinate all aspects of Alumni Weekend, manage alumni groups and related events, and plan programming locally and nationally to keep alumni engaged with the Law School.


Philadelphia - Eric R. Elmore has been named Senior Manager for Marketing, Events, & Communications for the Pennsylvania Institute for CPAs.


Philadelphia - TPG/Marshall Hotels & Resorts recently announced that Douglas Osborne has been named General Manager of the 20-room 1715 on Rittenhouse.


Philadelphia - The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has announced that Amanda Grady has been promoted to Associate Director of Group Sales.


Philadelphia - Courtney Killeen has been promoted to Area Senior Group Sales Manager for both The Bellevue Hotel and Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia.


Philadelphia - HEI Hotels and Resorts has hired Jacqui Jules as Director of Sales for the Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City.


Philadelphia - The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that Sheila Alexander-Reid has been appointed Executive Director of PHL Diversity. Sheila will oversee PHL Diversity’s efforts to promote Philadelphia as an inclusive, welcoming destination for meetings and conventions.


Philadelphia - Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District has announced that Nader Toma is their new Director of Sales.


Philadelphia - Michelle Mercier has been named Director of Lodging, Music Experiences at On Location.


Philadelphia - Global Philadelphia Association has announced that Zabeth Teelucksingh has been named as their President after having served as the organization’s Executive Director for over 10 years. In this new role, Zabeth will continue to promote the global significance of Philadelphia and improve coordination of activities and messaging among international organizations in the Philadelphia region.


Pittsburgh - Holly Perella has been named Business Development Director for SportsPITTSBURGH.


Pocono Manor - Kalahari Resorts and Conventions has hired Lucy Gussman as their new Sales Manager. Lucy will handle small groups with a focus on family reunion, tour & travel, military, and social overnight groups.


Wawa - Jennifer Trowbridge has been hired as Corporate Catering Sales Manager for Wawa, Inc.


West Conshohocken - Shelby Candrea has accepted a position as Meeting Manager for ASTM.





Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf, a new waterfront destination, has announced the appointment of Barry Koslow as Executive Chef. Bringing over two decades of fine dining experience in DC, Barry will be charged with overseeing all culinary programming across the hotel.








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