Kimler joins Scholastic Inc.
Jason Kimler has been named producer of meetings and events, corporate productions, for Scholastic Inc. The New York City-based company publishes the Harry Potter series among its many other titles and print products. Previously, Kimler ran his own planning company, Event Strategies LLC.
Taylor starts at Rotary International
Daryl C. Taylor, CMP, has been named manager, programs and promotions, for Rotary International in Evanston, Ill. Prior to taking this post, Taylor was as an event manager at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Josh Baker has been hired by the 760-room Sheraton Atlanta as national sales manager.
Michele Chalupa and Sherri Powers-Mancini have joined the 285-room Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton, Conn., as group sales managers.
Peter J. Gillette, CMP, has been promoted to director of convention operations at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resorts, which combined have 2,709 guest rooms. Also promoted was Miguelina Urena, who now is director of convention and conference services.
Jeff Hahn has been named regional director of accounts, corporate meetings and incentives, at the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau.
Sheri Karpinski is the new director of catering and conference services at the 400-room St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa in Dana Point, Calif.
Dorte Ottesen has joined Tourism Vancouver as manager, international meeting and convention sales.
Diane Rouse has been named senior sales manager for the Chicago-based Trade Show Exhibitors Association.
Gary Sherwin is the new president and CEO of the Newport Beach (Calif.) Conference & Visitors Bureau.
Jennifer Toney has been named director of sales for the 3,000-room Hyatt Las Vegas, to open in mid-2008.