Meetings & Conventions: People August 1999
EDITED BY AMY DREW TEITLER
Coffee With&Julie Goetz
Julie Goetz, an associate director at the New York
City-based Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), is
responsible for administering a variety of information technology
special-interest groups. Her duties include planning 10 to 15
conferences each year throughout the United States and abroad for
up to 1,000 attendees.
What do you do when you have free time at a
I like to read novels, because I never have time to read at home,
since I have a husband, a 2-year-old son and a full-time
What does your son think about your
He just thinks I'm at work. He wakes up in the morning and he
thinks I'm already at the office. He's too young to really
How often do you talk to your family when you're
Once a day, although it can be difficult when there's a time
What novel have you read most
Memoirs of a Geisha when I was at the International
Conference on Software Engineering in Los Angeles.
If you wrote a novel about meeting planning, what
would the title be?
What do you fear most about conference
The unpredictable. As much as you plan any meeting, there are
always unexpected events that take place. But in a way that's good,
because it keeps things interesting. You have to be ready for
anything that might happen.
What's your favorite food to eat on the
I like name-brand food when I'm flying; I'm very cautious about
What's your favorite airport food?
I like the yogurt-covered pretzels they sell in some airports. I
get mad when they don't have them.
What airports do you like?
I like Miami, because it reminds me of spring break in college,
when we'd get away from classes, get off the plane and feel the
warmth of Florida as soon as we entered the airport. Plus, they
sell yogurt-covered pretzels.
MARK CHESNUTON THE MOVE
LINDLEY NAMED NEW DIRECTOR AT IMN
Scott Lindley has been named director of national accounts for the
International Meeting Network in Arlington, Va. Lindley previously
served as director of meetings for the National Association for
College Admission Counseling in Alexandria, Va. He is a 10-year
veteran of the meetings industry.
SCHERBARTH IS NEW PRESIDENT AT MEETINGS
Robert A. Scherbarth has joined Meetings USA as president and will
be based in Centreville, Va. Most recently, Scherbarth was
director, national sales, for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in
Washington, D.C. He has worked in the meetings industry for 29
SUPPLIERSAdrianne L. Beck has been appointed
general manager of Elkhorn Resort in Sun Valley,
Idaho.Michael Byrd is now vice president and
general manager of The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa in
Telluride, Colo.Joe Critelli has been named senior
national sales manager for the Opryland Hotel Florida in
Orlando.Debra Dignan has joined the Baltimore
Area Convention and Visitors Association as director of
sales.Peter M. Friedman is the new director
of sales at the Half Moon Bay Lodge in Half Moon Bay,
Calif.Saskia Maassen has been promoted to
catering sales manager at the Millenium Hilton in New York
City.Mary I. Neister has been named director
of sales and marketing for the Sheraton Boston Hotel.Mark B. Podolski is the new director of
sales and marketing at The Sheraton Hotel & Towers in
Chicago.Scott C. Russell has been promoted to
associate director of sales at Daufuskie Island Club & Resort
in Hilton Head Island, S.C.Gregory Tesone has joined the Atlantic
City Convention Center as director of facilities.Sharyn Weiss is now director of sales
for Hyatt Rosemont (Ill.), scheduled to open in October
If you would like notice of a career move considered
for inclusion in this column, contact Amy Drew Teitler, Senior
Editor, M&C, 500 Plaza Dr., Secaucus, N.J. 07094; fax:
(201) 319-1796; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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