by Terence Baker | June 01, 2005

Domond moves to Kelsey Management Services
Maggie Domond, CMP, has joined Washington, D.C.-based Kelsey Management Services, an association management company, as director of meetings. She has responsibility for the Portfolio Management Institute and the Association of Professional Investment Consultants. Domond previously was director of meetings at the Urban Land Institute, also based in Washington, D.C.

Childs joins National Trade Productions
Alexandria, Va.-based National Trade Productions has hired Christina Childs as conference manager, managed shows. Most recently, she was conference manager for the American Society of Civil Engineers in Reston, Va.

Scholz helps government conference
Toni M. Scholz, CMP, has been named national training manager for the Folsom, Calif.-based Government Technology Conference, which holds four conferences annually. Previously, Scholz was a regional sales manager for Bethesda, Md.-based Marriott Hotels & Resorts.

Alex Batista is the new senior sales manager at the 349-room Eden Roc Renaissance Resort & Spa in Miami Beach, Fla. In addition, Cristal Yang has been hired as director of international sales.
Ronnie L. Burt has been named vice president of convention sales and services at the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association.
David Kwok has joined the 113-room Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong as director of sales and marketing.
Bob Kobosky has been hired by the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau as regional sales director, Chicago office.
Pam Smith has been named director of sales and marketing at the 402-room Radisson Plaza Hotel Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Kurt Wuebbenhorst has been named director of sales and marketing at the 496-room Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Casino.

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Stephen A. Schuldenfrei"I was in marketing but saw that association employees were having much more fun than I was."

Stephen A. Schuldenfrei this month takes the helm as president of the Trade Show Exhibitors Association, the exhibit and event marketers organization based in Chicago. Schuldenfrei, with more than 25 years in the business, previously was executive director of the Society of Independent Show Organizers and president of the Exposition Operations Society.

What was your first industry job? It was in 1978, with the Helicopter Association International, involved in the civil helicopter industry. Before that I was in marketing but saw that association employees were having much more fun than I was. Soon I was involved in organizing the association’s trade show, as that was the part I enjoyed the most and the executive director enjoyed the least.

What do you intend to bring to TSEA? I want to bring lots of enthusiasm. There is so much we can do to make members have better shows, and I am motivated to uplift the whole industry. Trade show exhibitors are the source of all income in the industry, so my main job is to be an advocate of the issues of concern to them  especially as one-third of all exhibitors change every year. In addition, TSEA needs to better market itself.

Is more education for exhibitors needed? That always is the case. I would like to expand TSEA’s certified manager of exhibits [CME] program, and I hope to go to the largest cities in the country and conduct face-to-face programs with exhibitors. There is a great education center at our base in McCormick Place, so I will use that, too.