Joan Eisenstodt received the Mel Hosansky Award for Distinguished Service at the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) conference last month. The association’s highest honor, the award acknowledges an individual who has given significant support to IACC and the convention center industry.
Terri Woodin joined Associated Luxury Hotels International’s sales team. She is now director of sales, western region; Lauren Hammond became national sales manager, southeast region.
Charles Harris became director of marketing for Luxe Worldwide Hotels.
Mike Testa was promoted to senior vice president of convention sales and business development at the Sacramento (Calif.) Convention & Visitors Bureau. Sarah Atilano was promoted to director of sales; Jeff Dougherty became a convention sales manager.
Millennium Hotels & Resorts appointed Daniel Dolce its vice president of sales for the U.S.
Dave Costain was promoted to chief operating officer of Team San Jose (Calif.). Bill Sherry is the new CEO.
Shaun Robinson was named general manager of the Hilton Anaheim (Calif.).
Lori Hoy became national sales manager for Visit Newport Beach (Calif.), representing the San Diego (Calif.), Arizona, Texas and Southeastern markets.
Deborah Park joined Visit Denver, the Convention & Visitors Bureau as an associate director of communications.
John Carns became general manager of Orlando’s Waldorf Astoria.
Heather Larson joined the Woodfield Chicago Northwest Convention Bureau’s sales team as a sales manager.
Leonard Hoops will become the CEO of the Indianapolis (Ind.) Convention & Visitors Association on May 26. He currently serves as executive vice president and chief customer officer of the San Francisco Travel Association.
Mark Kostek is the new vice president of sports and development for the Greater Des Moines (Iowa) Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Visit Baltimore announced several new hires: Shiela Provenzano is the Midwest national sales manager; Jennifer Lutz is the sales manager for the Middle Atlantic region; Jennifer Quinn is a convention marketing manager; and Jenna Crye is a sales development coordinator.
The Sheraton Bloomington Minneapolis (Minn.) South Hotel hired Chris Hammer to be its new executive chef.
Rob Enriquez joined the Albuquerque (N.M.) Convention and Visitors Bureau as vice president of convention sales, services and sports.
Robert Rechtermann became general manager of the Conrad New York, which is currently undergoing renovations and rebranding in preparation for a late-2011 opening.