VonGerichten goes to boat manufacturer
Michele VonGerichten has joined Pursuit Boats, a Fort Pierce, Fla.-based fishing-boat manufacturer, as marketing assistant and meeting and events planner. Previously, she was meeting planner and production manager at White Commercial Corp., a grain-commodity futures broker in Stuart, Fla.
Sarni joins Newspaper Association
Shirley Sarni has become meetings manager for the Vienna, Va.-based Newspaper Association of America. Sarni previously held similar positions with the National District Attorneys Association and the Helicopter Association International, both based in Alexandria, Va.
Timothy R. Bugas has been promoted to vice president of sales at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts in Hershey, Pa.
Beverly Dolina Roach is the new director of sales and marketing at the 252-room Marriott Plaza San Antonio.
Andrew Hatton has been named national sales manager at the 640-suite Pointe South Mountain Resort in Phoenix.
Rhonda Omodt-Summers has been promoted to director of sales and marketing at the 321-room Millennium Hotel, Minneapolis.
Jorge Pesquera has been appointed to the post of president and CEO of the Aruba Hotels & Tourism Association, on the Caribbean island of Aruba. Pesquera formerly served in the capacity of executive director of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau.
Robert Pierce has been hired as sales manager at the Richmond, Va., Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau. Also joining the bureau is Susan Williams as convention sales coordinator.
Doug Smith has been appointed as the new corporate director of sales for the Orlando-based Kessler Collection
Kimberly Sparks has been named convention sales manager for the Portland Oregon Visitors Association.