Meetings & Conventions: People April 1999
EDITED BY AMY DREW TEITLER
Coffee With&Zev Lewis
Zev Lewis is manager of meetings and membership for the
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry in Bethesda, Md. He’s
been a meeting planner “in earnest” since 1990, previously with the
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy in Silver Spring,
How do you spend your free time?
I visit family and friends, and I’m a volunteer for the Jewish
Foundation for Group Homes, a nonprofit organization based in
Rockville, Md., that helps integrate adults with mental
disabilities into the community.
How do you spend the day after a
I go on vacation. The past two years, I went to Maui. This year
I’m going to the Bahamas. I like that you don’t have to wear
How do you de-stress from your job?
At a gag store, I bought a clown; you squeeze it and its eyes and
ears pop out. That helps. But as I’ve grown older and lost more
hair, I’ve felt less stress. Go figure. I guess that’s what happens
If your boss granted you one wish as a reward,
what would you ask for?
I would take my whole family on a two-week, first-class vacation
to Hawaii, because they have been so supportive of me.
If you could change careers overnight, would
Yeah, I would. I’d transfer my skills in dealing with people to
the entertainment industry. I’d like to be a producer.
If a movie were made of your life, what would it
I guess I’d say The Best is Yet to Come.
LOREN G. EDELSTEINPLANNERS
DONNELLY JOINS CONFERON IN D.C.
Christina Donnelly has joined the Washington, D.C., office of
Conferon, an independent meeting planning firm, as a sales manager.
Most recently, Donnelly was an account manager for Avis Rent A Car
Systems, also in the capital. She is new to the meetings
LAWRENCE NEW VP AT PRECISION
Lisa Davis Lawrence has been appointed vice president of sales and
marketing of Precision Meetings & Events, Inc., in Alexandria,
Va. Lawrence comes to Precision from GES in Washington, D.C., where
she served as national sales manager. She has been employed in the
meetings and conventions industry since 1987.
SUPPLIERSBeth Appelbaum is the new event manager
at the Monterey (Calif.) Marriott Hotel.John Cottrill has been named general
manager of the Westin Savannah (Ga.) Harbor Resort.Linda DuBose has been appointed
director of convention sales for the Corpus Christi (Texas)
Convention & Visitors Bureau.Anetha Granthas been promoted to vice
president, convention sales and marketing for the Nashville
Convention & Visitors Bureau. Deana Ivey has been promoted to
vice president, tourism sales and marketing.Jackie Heyl is the new sales manager at
the Sawgrass Marriott Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach,
Fla.Krete Kourouklides has been appointed
marketing communications manager at the Queen Elizabeth II
Conference Centre in London.Rudy Marklhas been appointed general
manager at The Westin Melbourne (Australia).Matthew R. Miller has been hired as
North American sales specialist for the Maryland Office of Tourism
Development.David C. Murray has been appointed
general manager of the Portland (Ore.) Marriott City Center
hotel.Lorie Smith has joined the sales and
catering team at the Hilton Concord in Concord, Calif., as a
corporate sales manager.Tammy Wynter has been hired as sales
manager for the Jacksonville & the Beaches Convention and
If you would like notice of a career move considered
for inclusion in this column, contact Amy Drew Teitler, Senior
Editor, M&C, 500 Plaza Dr., Secaucus, N.J. 07096; fax:
(201) 319-1796; e-mail: email@example.com.
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