Horner becomes an independent planner
Cornelia M. Horner, CMP, has launched Convention Meeting & Hospitality Solutions in Arlington, Va., focusing on association events. Horner’s 20 years of experience include eight years with CropLife America as director of meetings.
Regner named senior conference manager
Peter Regner is the new senior conference manager for Bethesda, Md.-based Educational Services Inc., a multiservice government contractor. The former director of administration for the Community Policing Consortium, Regner is past president of the National Capital Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals.
Triplett joins cancer research organization
Danielle Triplett, CMP, has taken the position of manager of meetings and exhibits for the American Association for Cancer Research, headquartered in Philadelphia. Prior to joining the AACR, Triplett spent 14 years as director of housing/senior convention services manager for the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Ian Black is the new vice president of meetings and convention sales for the Palm Beach County (Fla.) CVB.
Holly Johnson has been named sales manager at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.
Tori Piersante, CMP, has joined the Salt Lake (Utah) Convention & Visitors Bureau as director of convention sales, focusing on the education market.
Sheldon Suga has been appointed vice president and general manager of the 2,000-room Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Prince George’s County, Md., across the Potomac from Washington, D.C. Set to open in early 2008, the property will offer 470,000 square feet of meeting space.
Mark Tunney, CMP, has joined the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau as managing director of convention sales.
John G. Wells has been named general manager of the 1,543-room Hilton Chicago.
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