Robert Gaymer-Jones became CEO of Sofitel Worldwide.
John Melchior, managing director of JME Consultancy Enterprises Ltd., became the Global Business Travel Association’s new European regional development director.
Destination Hotels & Resorts promoted both Steve Sackman and Chris Kenney to regional vice president of sales and marketing.
The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau announced several new hires. Yushiza Mohd Yusof was promoted to senior sales manager of association groups; Chloe Chong was named sales manager, associations; Tai Lee Fen became a business development manager; and Manisa Mohd Nor became market research manager.
Naureen Kazi became an account manager for the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce’s marketing department.
Noble House Hotels & Resorts promoted Sean Mullen to the position of chief sales and marketing officer.
FarmLinks Golf Club at Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Ala., appointed Aaron Saturday its executive chef.
Alan Sims became vice president of sales and services of the Little Rock (Ark.) Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Fla., named Andrew Pollard its director of catering operations.
Shelley Maccini became executive director of the Kissimmee (Fla.) Convention & Visitors Bureau.
After 12 years of service, Paul Catoe, the president and CEO of Tampa Bay & Company, will retire on Oct. 31.
Jay Markwalter became tourism director of the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County (Ga.) Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association named Wendy Petersen its national sales manager; Amanda Brothers became its new destination sales specialist.
Brittany Getting became tourism director of the Clay County (Iowa) Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Larissa Mrozek was promoted to senior sales director of the Greater Mankato (Minn.) Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Jani Torrence became a national sales manager for the St. Louis (Mo.) Convention & Visitors Commission.
The Embassy Suites St. Louis-Downtown named Wade Thompson director of sales and marketing.
David Chase became general manager of the New York Palace hotel in midtown Manhattan.
Darren Temple became senior vice president, sales and services, of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Richmond (Va.) Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau hired Mary Brown as its national sales manager for the citywide association and religious markets; Danielle Fields became a sales manager for the association, fraternal and religious markets.