September 01, 2001
Meetings & Conventions: People September 2001

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September 2001 people

Edited by Terence Baker

  Coffee With...Carole Wade

Carole Wade

Carole Wade is director of corporate meetings and incentive travel at Trade Development Corp., a meeting planning company in Century City, Calif. Wade has worked in the meetings and incentives business for 15 years.

How did you get into meeting planning? The very first meeting I planned was while I worked at the Guggenheim Museum of Art in New York City. Then I began organizing fundraising events for United Cerebral Palsy and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. But I really started enjoying planning when I began working with Chinese and Far Eastern clients.

How did that come about? My husband, Michael, has run a business importing U.S. goods into China since the mid-1970s. When the government there asked him if he could help arrange for Chinese executives to travel to the United States, he recommended me for the job. This was during the early 1980s, when travel from China was restricted. I have arranged meetings and incentives to and from the Far East ever since, and with the world now courting Chinese markets, there are greater and greater opportunities for bringing China and the United States closer together.

How do you feel about the 2008 Olympic Games going to Beijing? It is such a wonderful opportunity, both for the Chinese and for myself. Within two days of the announcement, I received my personal invite to the games. My nephew is pretty excited.

Do you have time for any hobbies? My grandfather introduced me to art when I was growing up on a farm in Fairmont, W.Va. This interest took me to New York City and the Guggenheim, where I was appointed to the junior board. Now, I collect art in my Los Angeles home, and I have works by Andy Warhol, among others.

• T.B.

Grey Separator LineON THE MOVE


NATSO promotes Pascoe
Michelle Pascoe is the new exhibition manager at the Alexandria, Va.-based National Association of Truck Stop Operators. Pascoe was recently the exhibitor service representative at Freeman Decorating Co., also in Alexandria.

Two move up at Association Headquarters
Association Headquarters, the Laurel, N.J.-based association management company, promoted two employees. Susan Nelson became senior vice president, medical associations. She also serves as executive director for the American Society of Transplantation. William Pawlucy was named senior vice president, business and trade associations.

  • Barbara Bailey has been appointed sales manager at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va.
  • Gary Calderon and Jackie Hotard have been named events direct sales managers at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
  • Glenn Duhy has been hired as a sales associate at the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau.
  • Michelle Frisbee has joined the convention and sports marketing department of the Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau (serving Kennewick, Pasco and Richland in Washington) as director of sales.
  • Carmen Lam has been promoted to group director of sales and marketing at Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts. Lam will be based in Hong Kong.
  • Keith Patrick has been named director of convention services at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.
  • Patricia A. Rand has been appointed director of sales and marketing for the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
  • Amy Fuss Rossi has been named senior sales manager for the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, Md. The 400-room property is scheduled to open in March 2002.
  • Scott Worsham is the new national sales manager at Keswick Hall at Monticello, an Orient Express hotel in Keswick, Va.
  • If you would like notice of a career move considered for inclusion in this column, contact Jennifer Philburn, People Page, M&C, 500 Plaza Dr., Secaucus, N.J. 07094; fax: (201) 319-1796; e-mail:
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