by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 27, 2011

Meeting industry veteran David Peckinpaugh has been named president of Maritz Travel, effective June 13. He replaces Christine Duffy, who left Maritz last year to helm the Cruise Lines International Association. Jane Herod, who has served as Maritz's interim president since Duffy's resignation, will continue with the company as chief operating officer. Peckinpaugh most recently was vice president of business development at site selection giant HelmsBriscoe; he previously served as president and CEO of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau and the chief marketing officer of Experient (now Conferon). He is a former board member of the Professional Convention Management Association and currently is a trustee of PCMA's Education Foundation.