Coffee With... David Goretski

Collins joins Davis Management Co.
Mary-Kate R. Collins, CMP, has joined Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Davis Management Co. Inc. as director of operations, meeting division. Promoted in the same department is Megan Depman, who was named associate meeting manager.

Glenn L. Black has joined the Greater Hartford (Conn.) Convention & Visitors Bureau as national sales manager.
Magdalena Carral is the new chief executive officer at the Mexico Tourism Board, based in Mexico City.
Monica Coleman has been promoted to manager, convention services, at the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, and four new staff members have joined: Susan Reid, national sales manager, Atlanta and Georgia; Nancy Reilly, sales manager, national accounts, Metro Atlanta trade shows, association conventions and meetings; Cookie Smoak, destination sales manager, national accounts; and Will Trokey, national sales manager (based in the Washington, D.C., office).
A.C. Cruz has been named sales manager, Mid-Atlantic and Washington, D.C., markets, at the 626-room Grosvenor Resort in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Also in new posts: Dorene Lucas-Cisneros, sales manager, Southeast corporate markets, and Beverly Van Patten, Southeast association and government groups.
Jana Howser has been named sales manager at the 50-room Garrett Creek Ranch Conference Center in Paradise, Texas; the new director of sales and marketing is Debra Williams.
Karen Pendleton
has started at Brielle, N.J.-based EMC Venues, a company representing and marketing U.S. conference centers, as executive vice president of global sales.
Anthony G. Stone has joined the Cleveland office of Spanish hotel chain Barceló Hotels & Resorts as director of sales.
Gwen Thomas, CMP, is the new manager, groups and incentives, at the Bermuda Department of Tourism.
Anna Vuckovic joined the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Bureau as national convention sales manager, Mid-Atlantic region. She is based in Washington, D.C.

David Goretski

Tracking attendees allows organizers to tweak traffic patterns and booth locations.

David Goretski is CEO and president of Boston-based nTAG Interactive ( Begun in 2002, nTAG develops and rents out high-tech name badges that facilitate networking and streamline event management.

What uses does the nTAG have? Apart from networking, communication, educational and day-to-day planning capabilities, it allows both attendees and show organizers to see what is happening during an event and to effortlessly collect information so as to improve the show in following years. Tracking attendees allows organizers to tweak show-floor traffic patterns and booth locations. The stored information even can help with future sales pitches. We refer to this technology as “customer-relationship management to go.” Tags can transmit information the attendee has previously given to the organizers for example, “I’m a Red Sox fan.”

What is your professional background? I was the entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture capital firm before joining nTAG last September. My background has been in startups in technology companies, so coming to nTAG was a natural progression for me.

Do you live in Boston? I spend some time there, but when the current school year is over, we plan on moving up full time to Boston. “We” is my wife and our three children, ages two, five and seven. Our fourth child is due this month. I spend my spare time serving as a chauffeur, a midget football-league coach and an organizer of children’s tea parties.