The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) appointed André Vietor chair of the IAPCO Training Academy.
Kevin M. Hinton, executive vice president of Associated Luxury Hotels International, was named chairman-elect of Meeting Professionals International.
Tim Miller became director of Marriott International’s boutique hotel-inspired Edition brand.
Hospitality Performance Network Global appointed Francine Jackson its vice president of recruiting.
Luis Fernando Yglesias became the Global Business Travel Association’s new regional director for Latin America.
Liam Doyle was named general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, in Marana, Ariz.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs hired Darla Cook as its sales manager for the Southeast territory.
Paul Daum became assistant general manager/director of beverage and food for St. Augustine, Fla.’s Renaissance World Golf Village Resort.
Visit Jacksonville named Dennis Tracy its senior vice president of destination sales and marketing.
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel (the Lee County, Fla., VCB) appointed Laura Chmielewski its marketing director.
In Hawaii, Cindy Dugan became general manager of Japengo, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa’s new Pacific Rim restaurant and sushi lounge.
The Sheraton Bloomington Hotel Minneapolis South named Scott Weber its new general manager.
Jani Torrence joined the staff of the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission as a national convention sales manager, specializing in mid-size single hotel and select citywide convention business from association clients in the Midwest and Southwest.
John Caparella became president of Las Vegas’ Venetian and Palazzo resorts.
Chef Kevin Graham of the Embassy Suites Hotel Portland Downtown received the Oregon Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award for his efforts to ensure complete waste prevention and recycling practices throughout the hotel that go above and beyond all energy-related policies implemented by the city of Portland and the state of Oregon.
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