Quick Chat with Misty Goff

by | August 01, 2015
Misty Goff

Misty Goff, a 20-year advertising/marketing veteran, has been promoted from senior manager, convention marketing, to director, convention marketing, for Visit Orlando.

What's your favorite offbeat thing to do in Orlando?
I love to stroll down Park Avenue and enjoy all of the local shops and outdoor restaurants in charming Winter Park. But my greatest offbeat thrill in the city to date has been indoor skydiving at I-Fly Orlando on International Drive, where I learned to fly like a bird in a 90-plus-mph wind tunnel without having to jump out of a plane!

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Dori Jensen

Dori Jensen has joined Discover The Palm Beaches, the destination management organization for Palm Beach County, Florida, as senior director of meetings and convention sales, Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to this, Jensen spent eight years as manager of meeting and convention sales at Tourism Vancouver. She is a former chair of the PCMA Community Services Committee.
Heidi Bergos

The 536-room Hotel Irvine (Calif.) has hired Heidi Bergos as director of sales and marketing. A 25-year veteran in the hotel industry, Bergos most recently served as director of sales and marketing for the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point, Calif.
Bradley D. Doell

At the 452-room Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Bradley D. Doell has been named director of sales and marketing. He previously held the same position at the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa, Calif.
David Gauna

In Mexico, the 433-room CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa has hired David Gauna as general manager. Gauna last served as GM at the Courtyard by Marriott Mexico City.
Tim Haggerty

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has appointed Tim Haggerty vice president of sales. He previously was director of sales and marketing at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.
Marci Krueger-Sidebottom

At VisitLex, the destination management organization for Lexington, Ky., longtime Lexington hospitality veteran Marci Krueger-Sidebottom has been hired as vice president of sales and services. She previously spent 17 years in sales with Marriott International.
Larry McAfee

The 359-room Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Mo., with more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space, has appointed Larry McAfee as general manager. He previously served as GM at the Warwick Melrose Hotel in Dallas.
Theo Schofield

At the 323-room Omni Hilton Head (S.C.) Oceanfront Resort, Theo Schofield has been appointed general manager, a post he most recently held at the Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West.
Jason Whitt

Jason Whitt has been named director of sales and marketing at the 295-room DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg (Va.). The hotel has approximately 45,000 square feet of recently revamped meeting space.

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