people and development

People News: Event Marketing Partners, Four Seasons, Sonoma County Tourism and More Appoint New Leadership, Grow Staff

Across the corporate meetings industry, new and established event professionals alike are continuing to find exciting career opportunities at organizations far and wide. Take a look!

Event Marketing Partners

Full-service event marketing agency Event Marketing Partners (EMP) recently promoted Tricia Daniels to president, responsible for leading the firm’s team of experienced event marketers. 

Women at the Helm: Joyce Leveston, SVP of Convention Centers, Spectra

Joyce Leveston truly understands the transformative power of the convention industry. As a recent college graduate working part-time as a telephone operator at the newly built San Diego Convention Center in 1989, she witnessed how the nascent venue was poised to transform what was then a sleepy military beach city into a highly desirable tourism and convention business destination. From then on she knew she was hooked.

People News: Sandestin Resort, Destinations International, Bizzabo and More Tap New Executives, Promote Team Members

A bevy of new hires and promotions are moving at record pace as the event, hospitality and destination marketing industries continue to forge ahead, pandemic or no pandemic. Check out who’s moving in and up at event-related organizations across the country.

People News: ALHI, The Balfour Hotel, Meet Chicago Northwest and More Tap New Executives, Welcome New Appointees

From new leadership positions at leading organizations to management roles at new hotel properties, corporate event professionals are continuing to find fresh career opportunities as the industry forges ahead toward recovery. Here’s the latest people news to keep on your radar:

Women At the Helm: Ellen Schwartz, General Manager, Los Angeles Convention Center

Ellen Schwartz isn’t exactly afraid to speak her mind. In fact, being outspoken is more like her superpower. A dynamic yet down-to-Earth industry professional who has worked for more than 40 years in the trade show and events industry, she exudes the kind of confidence that comes from years of experience and the wisdom gained from working her way up the ranks in show management, convention center sales and marketing roles and finally, venue management. 

People News: Fayetteville Area CVB, Music City Center, Resort at Squaw Creek and More Tap New Leadership, Promote Team Members

Mirroring the red-hot U.S. job market, the meetings and events industry is continuing to experience a deluge of new hires and promotions as it works to get back to normal. Check out who’s moving up the ladder at a host of organizations across the events spectrum: