Make-a-Wish’s Epstein promoted
Amy Epstein, of the Make-a-Wish Foundation’s New York City chapter, has been promoted from special events coordinator to special events manager.
James Alfaro; Chuck Berkhimer, CMP; Terence Donnelly, CMP; James McAvoy, and Wendy Smith have all been hired as national sales managers for Conferon Global Services.
Roy T. Benear has been named senior vice president of the Austin (Texas) Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Bridget Dunwell is the new sales manager for the Long Island (N.Y.) Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission.
Beth Javens is the new director of sales for the Oxnard (Calif.) Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Scott Lane has been named director of sales and marketing for the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, set to open in 2008.
Rick Leson is the new director of sales for the Palm Springs (Calif.) Convention Center.
Amber Levy has been named director of sales for the Hyland Group, a Washington, D.C.-based site-selection firm.
Nancy Lindemer has been promoted to Aramark Harrison Lodging’s regional director of sales and marketing.
Fara McKinley has been named convention sales manager for the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association.
Christine Nord has been appointed director of national accounts for Hershey Resorts. Jeff Rudder is the new director of resort sales.
Jim Perrin has been named director of sales and marketing for the upcoming Westin Boston Waterfront.
Terry Rufer has been named vice president, sales and marketing, North America, for Corinthia Hotels International.
Tom Santora has been promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Santa Monica, Calif.-based Kor Hotel Group.
Shirley Smith was appointed director of sales at the Jacksonville (Fla.) & the Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau.