Smith joins SmithBucklin
Kristen Smith has joined Chicago-based SmithBucklin, the association management company, as executive director for the American Society of Hand Therapists. Previously, Smith was executive director of Special Care Dentistry, also a Chicago-based association.
Griffin appointed at IACVB
Paul M. Griffin is the new director of meetings and events for the Washington, D.C.-based International Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus. Previously, Griffin served as the assistant director of convention services for the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Patricia Barnett has been appointed executive meetings manager at the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission; Leesa Woodbery has been named director of national accounts.
Erik Dahlerbruch has joined LA Inc., Los Angeles’ convention and visitors bureau, as vice president of hotel sales.
Dale Freer has been named director of sales and marketing at the 683-room Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
Elizabeth Hawkins is the new sales manager, Northwest region, for the Palm Springs Desert Resorts (Calif.) Convention & Visitors Authority.
Karolyn Kirchgesler has been named president and CEO of the St. Paul (Minn.) Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Michael Lee has been appointed director of sales and marketing at the 311-room Kauai Coconut Beach Resort in Lihue, on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.
Keith Levey, CMP, has been named director of sales for the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Also joining the facility are Michelle Minyard as associate director of sales and Jan Montz as national accounts manager.
James Moss has joined the 645-room Sheraton Bal Harbour (Fla.) Beach Resort as director of sales and marketing.
Nancy Wilkerson is the new director of sales and marketing at the 70-cottage Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville, Ga.