John Lisack Jr., CAE, George Aguel and Amanda K. Cecil, Ph.D., CMP, will be honored with PCMA Professional Achievement awards at the 2012 PCMA Education Foundation Dinner next May in Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Fox became president of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
Loews Hotels appointed Michael Palmeri its vice president of acquisitions and development.
Dawn Eagleton became global sales manager at Associated Destinations Worldwide, a division of Associated Luxury Hotels International.
Edwin Fuller, president and managing director of international lodging for Marriott International, plans to retire March 31, 2012, after 40 years of service.
Karen Bolinger joined the Melbourne Convention and Visitors Bureau as its chief executive officer.
Barbican Business Events in London has promoted Anthony Hyde its general manager, responsible for promoting the famous performing arts/conference venue as well as several venues at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Samme Allen has been promoted to head of sales.
Kashmie Ali became managing director of the Sugar Bay Resort & Spa in St. Thomas.
Brandon Schalfi became general manager of the Premier Hotel Edwardian in Port Edward, South Africa.
Niklaus J. Leuenberger was named managing director of the Alpina Gstaad in Switzerland.
Thailand’s Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui appointed Alex Gares its executive chef.
The Anaheim Orange County (Calif.) Visitor and Convention Bureau hired Stacey Geyer as director of the meeting and convention solutions department.
Marline M. Avelar became director of group sales for CordeValle, a resort near Silicon Valley, north of California’s Monterey Peninsula.
Steve Trombetta, Vail (Colo.) Cascade Resort & Spa’s director of guest services, received the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Paul Catoe, president and CEO of Tampa Bay (Fla.) & Co., received the Key to the city of Tampa from Mayor Bob Buckhorn in recognition of his hard work and dedication to the city.
Florida-based Rosen Hotels & Resorts appointed Karen Brand its national sales manager for new business development for the mid-Atlantic states, Georgia and the Carolinas.
Karen Howell was named national sales manager of the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Fla.
The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, and Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel named Kevin Cooper its complex executive chef.
In Hawaii, Noelani Cashman-Aiu became hotel manager of the Fairmont Orchid.
Annmarie Blyth was named general manager of the Scullers Jazz Club at the DoubleTree Hilton Boston.
MGM Resorts International appointed Niklas Rytterstrom general manager of the Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Miss.
The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, made several hires: Melissa Spiegal was named director of catering, Eric Pruitt became a leisure sales manager and Barbara St. Germain was appointed group sales manager.
Diego Concha became general manager of the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque (N.M.).
Salma Gottfried was named senior vice president, marketing, for the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau added two people to its communications team: Merianne Roth became VP of marketing and communications and Mckenzie Zieser was hired as marketing communications coordinator.