by Terence Baker | February 01, 2006

Mills moves to ASTD
Stacey L. Mills, CMP, has joined the Alexandria, Va.-based American Society for Training & Development as senior event manager. Previously, she served as director of meetings and conferences for the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, also based in Alexandria.

Campbell joins Cadbury Schweppes
Barbara Campbell has been hired as manager of corporate events and sports sponsorships at the Plano, Texas, U.S. headquarters office of U.K.-based Cadbury Schweppes. Before taking on this role, Campbell was manager of Texas travel operations and relocation for Fujitsu United States.

Yvonne Boyington
has been named vice president of conventions at the Huntsville/Madison County, Ala., Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Douglas Dvorak is the new national convention sales managerMidwest at the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission.
Matthew A. Dykstra has been named area director of sales and marketing for the 1,119-room Hilton Washington and 544-room Capital Hilton, both in Washington, D.C.
Robert Enriquez has joined the Palm Springs Desert (Calif.) Resorts Convention & Visitors Authority as senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Lois Greene has been named director of the Dayton, Ohio, Convention Center. She had been serving as interim director since last July.
Jeffrey Homas is the new director of sales and marketing at the 474-room La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.
Robert Pfeffer has been appointed director of sales and marketing at the 727-room Marco Island (Fla.) Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa.
Anna Marie Presutti, formerly director of sales and marketing at the 532-room Hotel Nikko San Francisco, has been promoted to VP of sales and marketing for the Nikko chain.

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Thomas M. Mobley Jr.

If you’re an exposition junkie like I am, then there is nothing more exciting than working at McCormick...

In January, Thomas M. Mobley Jr. joined Philadelphia-based Global Spectrum (, a public-facility management company, in the new post of senior vice president of convention centers. He previously held general manager roles at several convention facilities, including the Washington (D.C.) Convention Center.

What is your new role? My job is to increase Global’s convention center business. Currently, the company has 15 convention centers in its portfolio. A second focus is to mentor teams of Global employees.

Where are Global Spectrum’s convention centers? They include centers at West Palm Beach, Fla., and Richmond, Va. The company also has smaller buildings, such as those in Overland Park, Kan., and St. Charles, Mo.

What is your greatest achievement? That I have managed both the largest center, Chicago’s McCormick Place, and one of the smallest, Jacksonville, Fla., whose exhibit hall is smaller than the ballroom McCormick currently is building. Jacksonville was rewarding because I had more control, but if you’re an exposition junkie like I am, then there is nothing more exciting than working at McCormick, which hosts some of the industry’s most iconic shows.

How do you spend your spare time? Once a year I try to take part in a long-distance cycle tour, covering 500 miles or more. I have crossed the Continental Divide twice and cycled around Wisconsin and the Finger Lakes of New York. My next goal is to cycle around Nova Scotia in Canada.