The International Association of Venue Managers appointed Vicki Hawarden its new president and CEO.
Sherrif Karamat, chief operating officer of the Professional Convention Management Association, received the Certified Associate Executive (CAE) credential from ASAE — the highest professional credential in the association industry.
Kevin M. Hinton was named executive vice president of Associated Destinations Worldwide. Hinton currently is executive vice president of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) and chairman-elect of Meeting Professionals International. Associated Destinations Worldwide is a new global sales arm for ALHI that will launch later this year.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts appointed a new president, Radha Arora.
Sharon Katzav became regional director of the Israel Ministry of Tourism–Northeast USA.
Tony Nagamaiah became general manager of the international events unit of the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau.
South African Tourism added brand and communications specialist Lungi Morrison to its team as UK country manager.
Robbie Mehoke was named vice president, Eastern USA, of Etihad Airways, the national airline of United Arab Emirates.
International Hotels Group appointed Yehuda Brener its director of sales for Latin America & Caribbean.
Marc Cassier became executive director of conference services and catering for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., appointed Rori Coombs its director of national sales for the Southeast and Northeast regions.
Kristin Thompson became the director of catering sales and destination services for the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Fla.
Cassandra Sessa is the new spa director of the Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.
The W Atlanta Downtown hotel hired Jennifer Phillips to be its new director of sales and marketing.
Ted Pennison became a senior sales manager at the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau. Sharon Sibley was named a convention sales manager.
Meet Minneapolis hired Matt Meunier as a national account executive.
Jani Torrence became a national convention sales manager for the St. Louis (Mo.) Convention & Visitors Commision.
The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau appointed Darren Temple its new senior vice president, sales & services. Ruben Perez was named director of sales.
The Hilton Anatole in Dallas named Bob McPherrin its director of sales and marketing.
Merianne Roth joined the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau as its vice president of marketing communications.
The Holiday Inn/Beaumont Plaza hotel in Beaumont, Texas, named Charles Watts its general manager.
Kelly Peiffer became a national account director for the Seattle Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Midwest office.
The Waldorf Astoria Park City (Utah) hired Kerry Hing to be its general manager.
Mark White decided to stay in his current position as vice president of sales at Visit Salt Lake (Utah) rather than become the president and CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority.