Mitchell named vice president for AFFI
Jenny Mitchell has been promoted to vice president of conventions and meetings at the American Frozen Food Institute from her position as director of conventions and meetings. Her work for the 2007 AFFI Frozen Food Convention, held in February in Monterey, Calif., helped the organization increase registrations by 11 percent and sponsorships by 47 percent.
Nursing organization promotes Allgauer
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses has promoted Michelle Dennis Allgauer, CMP, CMM, to associate director of meetings and convention services. Prior to joining the organization, which serves more than 22,000 health-care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad, Allgauer spent 11 years planning meetings and programs for two banking associations.
Among several promotions at VisitPittsburgh, the Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau, Craig Davis is now vice president of sales and marketing, Jason Fulvi was named executive director of convention sales and Karl Pietrzak was promoted to senior national sales director.
Rick Miller is now the international golf industry sales representative for the 2,300-acre Ginn Reunion (Fla.) Resort.
Katja Morgenstern has joined Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center sales team as a sales manager.
Mark O’Neal has taken a position as director of marketing and sales at the 482-room Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City.
The 692-room Fairmont Chicago has hired Todd Sitz as director of convention services.
Two assistant directors have been hired at the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau: John Solis, assistant director of sales and marketing, and Steve DeLaHaya, assistant director of finance and administration.
Benchmark Hospitality International, headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, has appointed Eric Terry as vice president of sales and marketing.