Charon moves up at SmithBucklin
Marc Charon has been promoted to vice president, financial management and accounting services, at Chicago-based SmithBucklin. Charon has been at the company since 2002, most recently as senior director. In addition to his new responsibilities, he retains his position as finance director for the American Society for Bone & Mineral Research.
Rouzie promoted at NBWA
Patti Rouzie has been promoted to vice president, membership and meetings, at the Alexandria, Va.-based National Beer Wholesalers Association. In this position, she manages several of the association’s events, including its biennial trade show in Las Vegas, its board of directors’ committees and its board elections, as well as oversees membership dues and meetings revenue. Most recently, her NBWA post was as director of membership and meetings.
Barbara Janishefski has been hired as senior account ex-ecutive, Midwest association market, at the 950-room JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Also new are senior account executives Kris Umstattd, West Coast and Southwest, and Diane Wilson, Northeast.
John Anthony Jones has joined the Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association as national sales manager.
Lorrie Lunn has joined the Hawaii Convention Center as sales manager, Western region, based in Honolulu. Also starting is Meredith Parkins, who will work in the Washington, D.C., office as sales manager, Eastern region.
John Oakley has been appointed director of group sales at the 513-room Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio.
Alejandra Petkoff Rivas has been named group sales manager at the 600-room Westin Rio Mar Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
Janet Ziegler has joined Barcelo Hotels & Resorts as director of meetings and Incentives, mid-Atlantic region. She is based in McLean, Va.