Edwin Frizzell became general manager of the Toronto Hilton.
NYC & Company appointed Joseph Fernandes director of its tourism office in India.
The Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix appointed Mark Bertolacini its food and beverage director.
The Courtyard by Marriott Norwich [Conn.] named Eileen Wert director of sales.
Michael Benson, senior vice president of Kroenke Sports Enterprises, became chairman of Visit Denver, The Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Crowne Plaza Orlando-Downtown named Jerry Barnes its general manager; Jen Isham became its sales manager, group sales.
The Hotel Duval in Tallahassee, Fla., appointed Christopher Leynes executive chef for the property and its Shula’s 347 Steakhouse.
Pascal Beaute, a former chef at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games, became executive chef of the Tampa Convention Center and ARAMARK.
William Pate was appointed president and CEO of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau named Allison Kuussalo and Gen Howard its convention sales managers.
David Teich was named general manager of Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans.
Michael E. McLaughlin was named general manager of the Westin Jersey City Newport. Other team additions include Robert McIntosh, director of sales and marketing; Gary M. Bailey, director of catering and convention services; and Christopher M. Stieh, executive chef.
The Jumeirah Essex House in Manhattan named Simon Barnett director of sales and marketing.
Stephen Koranda became executive director of the Norman [Okla.] Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Theda “T.J.” Jackson was appointed Southeast region account director at the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Amy Weathers was appointed general manager of the Hilton Burlington in Vermont.