In Brief 2-1-2002

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In Brief
  • THE PROFESSIONAL CONVENTION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION announced Jan. 16 that it had relieved president and CEO David DuBois, CAE, CMP, of his duties. DuBois still had about 14 months left on his contract. Jay Donohue, CAE, CMP, senior vice president, is serving as interim head while a replacement is being sought.
  • THE ALLIANCE OF MEETING MANAGEMENT COMPANIES in Irmo, S.C., is the newest member of the Convention Industry Council. AMMC, founded in 1996, is the first association of independent planning firms to be represented in the 29-member organization.
  • LODGIAN INC. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December. The Atlanta-based company operates 106 hotels in 32 states under such brands as Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Radisson and Sheraton.
  • STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE INC., in White Plains, N.Y., on Jan. 14 confirmed that its CIGA portfolio of 25 luxury hotels, golf courses and marinas is up for sale. Properties include the Danieli in Venice and the St. Regis Grand in Rome.
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