India’s Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts named Thomas Lind its vice president of operations; Roger Wright became its general manager.
Ana Maria Viscasillas was named board chairwoman of Best Cities Global Alliance.
Bob Gilbert became CEO of Travika, a specialized travel and hospitality consultancy group.
David Gabri, president and CEO of the Association of Luxury Hotels International received the ASAE “Academy of Leaders Award.”
Kelly Nelson became director of sales and marketing at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco; Tulio Hochkoeppler is the new hotel manager.
The La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST based in La Quinta, Calif., promoted Gary L. Sims from executive vice president to managing director.
Daniel O’Byrne became president and CEO of Visit Jacksonville, Fla.
April Cochran was named group sales manager of the Alpharetta [Ga.] Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Tom Davidson, director of golf at the Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, Idaho, was named the 2010 PGA “Merchandiser of the Year.”
The Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center in Branson, Mo., appointed Heidi Clark its spa director.
Jessica Caparoo became director of marketing at the Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau in Rhode Island.