Schanhaut takes on role at TSEA
Harris Schanhaut, CME, has been appointed chairman of the Chicago-based Trade Show Exhibitors Association membership committee. With more than 20 years of experience planning meetings and events, Schanhaut takes up this extracurricular post in addition to his day job as events marketing manager at New York City-based American Express Global Corporate Services; in addition, he is co-chair of Meeting Professionals International’s Greater New York Chapter and serves on the board of directors of the Event & Exhibition Industry Audit Commission.
Moreno joins Reed Exhibitions
Mike Moreno has been appointed vice president, general manager of contemporary forums for Norwalk, Conn.-based Reed Exhibitions. In his new position, Moreno primarily will be responsible for the planning of approximately 35 medical-education meetings and events. Moreno most recently served in the position of vice president, Western regional sales, at Stone Mountain, Ga.-based exhibit-management company Nth Degree.
Fernando A. Harb is the new director of sales at the Greater Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Convention & Visitors Bureau.
David Jacobs has been named general manager of Chicago’s 1,100-room Hyatt Regency O’Hare, which will complete a $60 million renovation this month.
Susan Leiper has been appointed national sales manager, East Coast, at the Albuquerque (N.M.) Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Brad Lewis has been named vice president, convention and trade show services, at SmithBucklin, the Chicago-based event-management company.
Bob Sweeney has joined the 500-room Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Phoenix as national sales manager.
Ann Williams, CMP, has been promoted to director, catering and convention services, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Buena Vista, Fla.