March 08, 2006

Grant Bailey was named acting executive director of the Rosemont (Ill.) Convention Bureau last week.  Bailey formerly served as assistant executive director of sales and marketing for the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Peter Lombardi retired as executive director on Feb. 3 after nearly 21 years with the bureau.  

Sandra Chipchase has been appointed chief executive officer of the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau. She will join the bureau in mid-April. Currently, Chipchase is executive director, commercial partnerships and visitor services, for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, which is responsible for restoring, preserving, managing and promoting some of the most Sydney's important waterfront properties.