Weisgal named new executive director of TSEA
Margit B. Weisgal, CME, has been appointed executive director of the Trade Show Exhibitors Association. She replaces Stephen Schuldenfrei, who announced his retirement after serving three years at the helm. Previously, Weisgal was president of Sextant Communications, a Baltimore-based trade show consulting firm, and has been an active member of TSEA for many years.
Jacobson moves to Global Meetings & Incentives
Julie Jacobson, CMP, has joined Global Meetings & Incentives as senior project manager. In her new role, Jacobson will oversee strategic meeting management for all GMI accounts out of the company’s Jersey City, N.J., office. Previously, she worked as a senior meeting planner for the New York City-based American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Chris Bird has been appointed general manager of Mii Amo, a destination spa at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Ariz. The property has 220 rooms.
Nancy B. McFadyen has been named senior national sales executive for the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Several executives at Dallas-based Freeman have shifted responsibilities. Joe Popolo, formerly president of the company, has become CEO. Carrie Freeman Parsons will remain chief marketing officer but now also serves as vice chairman. Executive vice president and chief operating officer John O’Connell has been named president, and Jeff Price, who had been executive vice president, is now chief operating officer of the exposition services division.
Melvin Rodrigue has been appointed president of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, which governs the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Andrew Rosuck is the new president and CEO of destination management company Global Event Partners’ South Florida division, headquartered in Miami.
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