In Brief 7-1-2003

Meetings & Conventions: Newsline
In Brief
  • MELVIN TENNANT was named executive director of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau. At the helm of the tourism authority in Charlotte, N.C., since 1992, Tennant returns to his home state to replace J. Steve Moore, who left for Phoenix in March 2002.
  • MALE CEOs outnumbered their female counterparts almost two to one in 2002, according to a salary survey by the American Society of Association Executives. Average pay for men: $147,085, about 50 percent higher than that for female CEOs ($98,108). In addition, planners of expositions/trade shows saw a decrease in average compensation last year, as did 13 other positions. Salaries for meetings/conventions titles held steady at $60,500.
  • KINKO’S STRUCK A DEAL with Smith, Bucklin & Associates Inc. in Chicago to be its primary custom printer. The partnership is part of a push by Dallas-based Kinko’s to expand its Convention Solutions division, created earlier this year. The group of 10 account managers works directly with planners, including arranging free delivery of documents.
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