by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 21, 2010

The Convention Industry Council has promoted Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, from COO to CEO, effective immediately, following a unanimous vote by the board of directors. "Karen has done an incredible job for us over the past 16 months in managing the day-to-day activities of the CIC and in planning forward on all of our critical initiatives," said Deborah Sexton, chair of the CIC board and president of the Professional Convention Management Association. "She deserves this title to match her responsibilities." Kotowski joined the CIC in December 2008.