Kevin Rupp, Nancy Lindemer, Warren Breaux and Greg Wier were elected directors of the International Association of Conference Centers — the Americas (IACC).
David Palmer was promoted to president and CEO of Diamond Resort International. Al Bentley became executive vice president and CFO.
The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino named Tom Calame its general manager.
Blanche Van Berckel became director at Steigenberger Grandhotel in Brussels, Belgium.
Mark Goss, general manager of operations at Toronto’s Exhibition Place received a LEED Green Associate Certificate from the Green Building Certification Institute.
Tourism Fiji named Rick Hamilton chief executive officer.
Kapil Chopra became president of the Oberoi Group and will oversee all Oberoi and Trident hotels in India.
Amway Hotel Corp. named Michael Cavanagh its chief information officer.
Dolce Hotels and Resorts appointed James Bennett its vice president of sales for North America.
Roy Benear became executive vice president of sales and business development for Wyndham Jade, a convention housing registration agency.
The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board named Ernest Wooden Jr. its president and CEO.
Eric Ashton became general manager of Florida’s Westin Cape Coral Resort. Michele Frank became director of sales and marketing.
Michelle Shulman was named marketing director for Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale.
DeeAnn Hobbs became executive chef at Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mark Young became director of catering and conference services at Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.
The Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando promoted Laurent Hollaender to executive chef of Boheme restaurant.
Visit Orlando named George Armando Aguel its president and chief executive officer.
Cyndi Willis became corporate catering manager at Meliã Hotel in Midtown Atlanta, and Valaisa “Cricket” Russell became social catering manager.
Robert Leyva became general manager at Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza, opening this fall in Kansas City, Mo.
The Westin Las Vegas and the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa named Cherylanne Thomas its area director of sales and marketing.
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville named Tony Phillips its general manager.