SmithBucklin Promotes Finnegan and Goecke
Katie Finnegan and Lisa Goecke, formerly coordinators of the convention and trade show services unit at Chicago-based association management company SmithBucklin, have both been promoted to senior coordinators.
Bob Brown is now the executive director and general manager of the Ontario (Calif.) Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Nicole Honeywood joins the Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Bureau as director of convention services. The CVB also has a new convention services manager, Sheila Mires, and a new Chicago regional sales manager, Norma J. Taylor, CMP.
Michael Krouse, CMP, is working at LA Inc., The Convention and Visitors Bureau, as vice president, convention sales.
Tynette Lynch is now director of sales and marketing for Hoover, Ala.’s Wynfrey Hotel at Riverchase Galleria.
Kathy Markarian was named associate director of sales at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. She joins new sales managers Poleng Hong, Michael Markarians, Scott Robbins and Georgina Zizzo. Frances Liou is catering and events manager.
Blair Maury has been hired as the Arlington, Va.-based national sales manager for Conferon Global Services.
Mary McCarthy has been named Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ director of sales for the Eastern U.S. and Canada.
Maurice McCloney has been hired by the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau as sales manager with a focus on African-American groups.
Kevin M. McNally, CMP, has been named director of convention services at the Sheraton Boston Hotel & Towers.
Carl Schmehl is the new creative director of Shackman Events, the special events arm of New York City destination management company Shackman Associates International.
Vicki Walker is the new director of sales and marketing at Charlottesville, Va.’s Boar’s Head Inn.
William Wilkins III has been appointed sales representative for Belmont, Mass.-based production and audiovisual company Bluefin Events.