by Kaylee Hultgren | December 01, 2007


Clement joins Agenda: Kansas City

Tricia Clement has been hired as event coordinator for Agenda: Kansas City, a destination management company serving the Kansas City, Mo., area. Clement will create and produce interactive events for company clients. Prior to taking the position, she was catering sales manager at Kansas City’s 217-room Hotel Phillips.

Poshkoff now heads Triad Conferences

Jeri Jo Poshkoff recently was named president of Triad Conferences Inc., a Minnetonka, Minn.-based meetings and events management firm. Poshkoff has worked for companies such as Citigroup and Carlson over a career spanning more than 25 years.

Zimmerman moves to Classic Meetings

Michele Zimmerman is now national sales director for Classic Meetings Inc., a meeting and event planning and management company based in Charleston, S.C. Previously, Zimmerman worked for All Access Sports and Event Marketing.


Kristopher Colig has been named director of food and beverage at the 500-room Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio.

Christi Joy Lecky has joined the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau as a sales manager.

Suzannah Jayne Mills has been named general manager of the 325-unit Trump International Hotel & Tower New York.

Scott Obley has been appointed director of group sales for the 546-room Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Maui, Hawaii.

Jennifer Smith has been named national sales director of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Terry Worden has been appointed general manager of the 471-room Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. The property will open in South Boston’s Seaport District in the beginning of January.

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Steve VissotzkyI believe in providing a spirited environment in which associates can succeed.”

Steve Vissotzky, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Dallas, was the recipient of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts’ 2006 Donald N. Pritzker Award of Excellence, an accolade that honors the chain’s most outstanding GMs. Prior to arriving in Dallas, Vissotzky managed Hyatt properties in Miami and Cambridge, Mass. The Hyatt Regency Dallas features 1,122 rooms and 160,000 square feet of function space.

Why do you think you won the Pritzker award? It was for years of work -- 28 to be exact -- my entire career. What I’m most proud of is being involved in people’s careers. I’ve learned that if you provide an environment in which employees and managers can enthusiastically dedicate themselves to the art of service, wonderful experiences occur. And 2006 was the best year in the history of the Hyatt Regency Dallas in terms of revenue, profit and service scores. I am very proud of this hotel and each of our 600-plus associates.

How would you describe your management style? I believe in providing a spirited environment in which associates can succeed. I encourage managers to become active in directing their own business.

What has been the key to your professional success? My sense of humor and competitive nature. I’m very team-oriented and truly believe in surrounding myself with talented people.

If you weren’t a GM, what would you do? I’d be an artist. Architecture or design takes a close second.