Chapter News

September 2017 Members on the Move

We are proud to spread good news and celebrate each other’s accomplishments. Please join us in congratulating several of our dedicated GMC members on their most recent promotions and new corporate positions.

Jennifer Holt, CMP, is now the Regional Sales Manager at Caesars Entertainment Corporation. Jennifer was previously a Group Sales Manager with Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino.

Aileen Laracuente has been promoted to National Sales Director at Meet Puerto Rico, where she previously was Senior Brand Sales Manager.

Leslie Sargent is now the Account Director, Citywide Sales US, at Tourism Toronto. Previously, Leslie was the Global Account Director at Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

Mike Tarr is now the Director of Midwest Sales at Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. Mike’s previous positions included Director, National Accounts at Helms Briscoe and Vice President of Sales, Association, at Choose Chicago.

Welcome our new and returning members:

Heather Bacjis 
Sales Manager – Sheraton Dallas Hotel

Sharon Bellock
Senior Manager of Trade Show Operations – International Housewares Association

Nikki Booker
Leader of Events and Tradeshows – Honeywell

Kimberly W. Britton 
Director of Sales – Kalahari Resorts & Conventions of Texas

Salvatore Camarda
Managing Partner – MeetApp North America

Marianne Corak 
Manager of Meeting and Incentive Sales – Tourism Whistler

Cindie Dulaney
Accounting and Administrative Manager – County Road Association of Michigan

Jody Egel, CMP, CAE
Director of Meetings and Events – American College of Chest Physicians

Jordan Gilpin
Student – Ferris State University

Molly J. Heitzman 
Student – Ferris State University

Rachel Hewitt
Meeting and Events Coordinator – Uniform Law Commission

Jennifer R. Kelley
Student – IUPUI

Aysun Lynch, CRP
Business Development Manager of MICE, US and International – Banff Lake Louise Tourism

Juan Mendez 
Instructor – DePaul University

Anastacia Miller 
Assistant Catering Coordinator and Manager – Paulo and Bill Restaurant

Claire P. Murray
Student – Michigan State University

Karel Perez
Student – IUPUI

Alexandra P. Risher
Event Planning and Administrative Assistant – County Road Association of Michigan

Lissa V. Salvatierra 
Senior Meetings Manager – APICS

Don Schmid, CTSM, CME/H, PCM
Global Congress Lead – Pfizer

Lauren E. Stroud 
Regional Sales Manager – Pineapple Hospitality

Jennifer Thompson 
National Sales Manager – Visit Savannah

Renee Wallace
Accounting Manager of Finance – Professional Convention Management Association

Rebecca Wheeler, CMP
Manager of Global Programs – Society of Women Engineers

Leslie Wingler
Director of PCMA Digital Experience Institute – Professional Convention Management Association

Michael Wohlitz
Senior Vice President of Event Services – Freeman

Leah Zender 
National Sales Manager – Experience Columbus

Thomas RaddeSeptember 2017 Members on the Move