DeVine and SmithBucklin welcome ICPA
Jeff DeVine, CMP, has been appointed the new director of events for ICPA (formerly the Insurance Conference Planners Association). An employee of Chicago-based association management company SmithBucklin, DeVine is responsible for ICPA’s educational forum and annual meeting. In May, ICPA outsourced its meetings to SmithBucklin and moved its headquarters to Chicago.
Connery is promoted at EIBTM
Julie Connery has been promoted to event manager for EIBTM, the European Incentive & Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition, which moves to Barcelona, Spain, as of this year. She formerly served as manager of hosted programs for London-based Reed Travel Exhibitions, the company that produces EIBTM.
Jamie Cox has been named national sales manager and incentive sales specialist at the 1,500-room Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, due to open in September 2006 in Orlando. Also joining the staff are Travers Johnson, sales manager, SMERF market, and Doug Thomas, sales manager, Southeast region.
Catherine A. Cumings has been appointed the new director of sales and marketing at the 480-room Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena, Ill.
Cynthia Draws-Smith has been named director of sales and marketing at the 100-room Jefferson, a Loews Hotel, in Washington, D.C.
Dwayne E. Keller has been appointed regional director of group sales, North America, for London-based Millennium Hotels & Resorts. He is stationed in New York City.
Alison McGowan has joined the 950-room JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix as senior sales manager.
Ana Maria Viscasillas is the new president and CEO of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau in San Juan.
Eric Williams has been hired by the 1,067-room Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta as corporate group manager.