Linderman joins Variety
Lee Linderman has joined the Los Angeles-based Variety Group, which includes magazines such as Daily Variety and Video Business, as director of events and trade shows. She is responsible for all of Variety’s branded events, which include the Variety Screening Series and events associated with the Berlin, Cannes, Sundance and Toronto film festivals. Previously, Linderman was a consultant, producing events for New Line Cinema and NBC/Universal, and also served as director of sales and marketing for Wolfgang Puck Events.
Cohen is new head of airline association
Roger Cohen has been named as president of the Regional Airline Association, which is managed by Chicago-based SmithBucklin. Based at RAA headquarters in Washington, D.C., Cohen is responsible for the association’s events, conventions and operations.
Mark Barnes has been promoted to the position of director of Northeast sales at the Louisville (Ky.) Convention & Visitors Bureau. He is based in Washington, D.C.
David Burt has been promoted to director of sales and marketing at the 226-room Fairmont Sonoma (Calif.) Mission Inn & Spa.
Marian Hrab has been named director of sales and marketing at the 217-room Loews Annapolis (Md.) Hotel.
Mae Johnson has been appointed sales manager at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Barrie M. Perks has been named vice president of sales and services at the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Barbara Piagari and Julie Shkolnik have been appointed directors of sales at the 162-room Viceroy Santa Monica (Calif.).
Michael Lyman has been hired as director of sales and marketing at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids (Mich.), which is set to open this fall with 340 guest rooms.
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