Soyster joins Industrial & Office Properties group
Karin M. Soyster, CMP, CAE, has joined the Herndon, Va.-based National Association of Industrial & Office Properties as vice president of education. Previously, she served as vice president of meetings and conventions for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts in Washington, D.C.
Robinson heads up NASCIO
Douglas T. Robinson has been named executive director for the Lexington, Ky.-based National Association of State Chief Information Officers, with overall responsibility for the association’s meetings and membership. Previously, he was executive director of the Office for Policy and Customer Relations in Kentucky’s Governor’s Office for Technology.
Jerad Bachar has been hired as national sales director at the Greater Pittsburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau. The bureau also promoted Lisa Ashbaugh to director of convention host development.
Steve Gigantiello, CMP, has been named program manager at Atlanta-based destination management company Atlanta Arrangements Inc. In addition, Leslie Swiedom was appointed program development manager.
Angela Hymes is the new senior sales manager at the 1,600-room Hilton Anaheim (Calif.). She is based in Chicago and handles the Midwest group market.
Clifford Rippetoe has been named vice president of exhibit and design, installation and dismantle, at Las Vegas-based GES Exposition Services Inc.
Marc Seidman has been appointed senior account executive at the 1,340-room Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. He is responsible for the Northeast, Southeast and Southwest regions.
Fabiola Sotomayor has been named national sales manager at the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau. She is responsible for nonconvention center corporate and association business in the Northeast and Southeast.