McKenney appointed at scientific society
Chicago-based SmithBucklin reports that Patrice McKenney has joined the association-planning company as executive director of the International Bone & Mineral Society in Washington, D.C. Previously, McKenney was director of the Family House Palermo, a care facility for liver- and kidney-transplant patients on the Italian island of Sicily.
Ledoux takes new position at ASAE
Amy Ledoux has been appointed vice president of meetings and expositions for the Washington, D.C.-based American Society of Association Executives and the Center for Association Leadership. Previously, Ledoux was a consultant for ASAE; she has 19 years of experience as a planner.
Kathleen Bernesby has been named director of sales at the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan hotels (with 1,509 and 1,200 rooms, respectively) in Orlando.
Stacey Button has been appointed the new director of the Flagstaff (Ariz.) Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Rick Hud has been named vice president of global sales for the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau. He is based in Chicago.
Jerri Lame returns to the position of director of sales and marketing at the 891-room Westin Seattle.
Monica Smith has been appointed corporate sales manager for the Newport Beach (Calif.) Conference & Visitors Bureau.
Michael Stershic has been named executive director of the Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Mark Tester has been promoted to vice president of convention sales at the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau; also joining the bureau is Carol Motley as director of the Eastern regional sales office.
Kevin Williams has joined the 250-room Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Hotel in Indio, Calif., near Palm Springs, as director of hotel operations and sales. The resort, along with its 100,000-square-foot Special Events & Convention Center, opened last month.