Kupferschmidt goes to Doe Fund
Kirsten Kupferschmidt has joined the Manhattan-based Doe Fund, a nonprofit organization that finds employment for homeless people, as director of special events. She will be in charge of 20 to 25 events a year, including Doe’s annual fundraising gala. Formerly, she was director of special events and individual giving at the Brooklyn-based Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens.
Krzmarzick appointed at SCORE Association
Karen Krzmarzick, CAE, CMP, has been named vice president of field operations at the Washington, D.C.-based SCORE Association, a nonprofit counseling organization for small businesses. She formerly served as assistant director of education for the Alexandria, Va.-based American Society for Industrial Security.
Cheryl Deem has been appointed senior director, client management, at Chicago-based association management company SmithBucklin.
Mark Haley has been promoted to vice president of facilities at the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority. Also promoted was Chris Meyer, to vice president of convention sales.
Julia K. Hansen has been named director of sales and marketing at the 428-room Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, Ariz.
James Jessie has been promoted at the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau to vice president of sales. The bureau also promoted John Harmon to director of resort sales, Ted Pennison to director of convention sales, Pamela Plonsky to convention services and housing coordinator, and Jan Thomas to associate director of convention services.
Michelle Laredo-Torres is the new director of conference services at the 187-room Glen Cove (N.Y.) Mansion Hotel & Conference Center.
Michael A. Valentino has joined the 345-room Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu as director of group sales.