Schaefer joins American Diabetes Association
Germaine Schaefer has been named director of convention operations for the American Diabetes Association, based in Alexandria, Va. Her new position entails planning scientific sessions, the postgraduate course and other professional education events. Prior to joining ADA, she managed Schaefer Consulting, specializing in logistics and on-site meetings management.
Steele takes job with Fourth Wall Events
Morgan H. Steele has taken a position at the New York City-based corporate event design and management company, Fourth Wall Events. She oversees decor and entertainment for domestic and international events. Previously, Morgan worked as event management director for Union Square Group, also based in New York City.
Iman P. Butler has been appointed director of sales and marketing at the 396-room Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Southern California’s Dana Point.
Gwen Campbell has been hired as senior event marketing consultant for C.W. Allen Group, a Birmingham, Ala.-based event and communications company.
Alan Feehan has joined the Reno-Sparks (Nev.) Convention and Visitors Authority as a sales manager.
Juan J. Garcia has been hired as director of sales and marketing for the 1,417-room Hilton Orlando.
Lukrecija Lelong is now senior conference planning manager at the 248-room Heldrich hotel in New Brunswick, N.J.
Peter Psihas has been appointed director of sales and marketing for the historic 330-room Blackstone Hotel, slated to reopen in Chicago by the end of this year.
Andrew Shaw has been named national sales director for VisitPittsburgh, the city’s convention and visitors bureau.
Christine M. Tascione has joined the Greater Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Convention & Visitors Bureau as director of convention and group sales.
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