Chapter News

April 2018 Members on the Move

Join us in recognizing our members’ achievements and welcome new members. Discover which members have recently changed positions, been nominated for awards, and meet the new members who have joined our growing chapter.

Members on the Move

David Almond, Regional Vice President of Sales – Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has hired David Almond as the Regional Vice President of Sales for the Midwest U.S. and Canada. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Almond is now leading and overseeing ALHI’s global sales teams in Chicago including: Kansas City, Missouri, Louisville, Kentucky, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Previously, Almond served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile.

Yolanda Simmons, CMP, Director of Events – GKIC

Yolanda Simmons has been named the new director of events for GKIC. In this role, she will manage the events team and oversee the development and execution of all live events. Previously, Simmons served as senior meeting planner at AHIMA.

Phillip Ridley, CMP, Meetings Manager – Emergency Nurses Association

Phillip Ridley is now the Meetings Manager at the Emergency Nurses Association. He was previously the Registration and Housing Manager for the American Society of Anesthesiologists, as well as a Meeting Planner at Bostrom Corporation and the American Hospital Association.

Welcome to Our New and Returning Members:

Marni Cothern
Executive Administrative Assistant – PCMA

Tia Gamble
Student – Kansas State University

Sherry Hunt CMP, CMM
Senior Manager, Travel & Meeting Services – Applied Systems Inc.

Jeanna Infantino
Sales Manager – Hilton Baltimore

Sachika Iwamoto
Waitress at Sakura Restaurant – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Erin Kelly
Meeting Planner – American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Ani McArthur Laudon, CMP
University Events Manager – Walden University

Kristen McCann
Meeting Planner – Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

Anita O’Boyle
Director, Event Services – SmithBucklin

Michele Pondexter, CHSP
Director of Diversity Sales – Choose Chicago

Gina Predovich, CTA
Sales Manager – Experience Columbus

Randall Silton
President & Owner – BadgeBeast

Rebecca Svientek
Meeting Planner – American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Lanie Thomure
Corporate Business Development – Switch

Christopher Viglione
Meeting Planner – Society of Actuaries

Erin BerggrenApril 2018 Members on the Move